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Bedding Run-in Sheds

Bedding Run-in Sheds

Run-in sheds. To bed or not to bed? There are pros and cons to both sides of the issue, depending on labor, budget, and how much use your sheds get. Event rider and trainer Amie Loring, based at... more »

Dec 03, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Equestrian Arena Options: Open-Sided Arenas

Equestrian Arena Options: Open-Sided Arenas

Open-sided arenas can be constructed either as traditional buildings, prefabricated buildings, or even fabric-roofed buildings. They are ideal for areas where the weather is generally pleasant,... more »

Dec 02, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Antibiotics: Proper Use in Horses

Antibiotics: Proper Use in Horses

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that up to one half of antibiotic use in humans and much of antibiotic use in animals is inappropriate and unnecessary. If overuse of antibiotics is... more »

Dec 01, 2016 by in Equine Health

Antibiotic Resistance: Why Care?

Antibiotic Resistance: Why Care?

History has taught us that prior to the discovery of penicillin in the early part of the 20th century, many people died of what are now treatable bacterial infections because there were limited... more »

Nov 30, 2016 by in Equine Health

Equestrian Arena Options: Fabric-Roofed Arenas

Equestrian Arena Options: Fabric-Roofed Arenas

Fabric-roofed arenas are known colloquially as "coveralls" although this is misleading because Coverall is a specific manufacturer. There are other manufacturers that specialize in... more »

Nov 29, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

How Can I Get Hot Water in My Horse Barn?

How Can I Get Hot Water in My Horse Barn?

What would be required to add a hot water heater to our barn so we can have warm water in the barn year-round? more »

Nov 28, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Equestrian Arena Options: Metal Buildings

Equestrian Arena Options: Metal Buildings

The antithesis of the expensive, custom, traditionally-constructed building is the metal building. Metal buildings have been evolving for decades, and they are designed to cover the maximum... more »

Nov 27, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Plan For Success

Plan For Success

You wanted to take in a few boarders in order to help pay for your horse farm. It worked! In fact, it worked so well that you ended up with a waiting list of people who want to board at your facility. Now what? more »

Nov 26, 2016 by in Stable Management

Small Problems and Rain Aren't Always Bad

Small Problems and Rain Aren't Always Bad

If everything, every day, went according to each person's plans, then the lottery would go bust (because everyone would win), traffic would be a mess (because your light would always be green), and progress would stagnate... more »

Nov 25, 2016 by in Stable Management

Handling Difficult Personalities at Your Barn or Stable

Handling Difficult Personalities at Your Barn or Stable

There's an old saying among people who make their living around horses: "It isn't the horses--it's the people!" If you own or run a boarding, lesson and/or training... more »

Nov 24, 2016 by in Stable Management

Is Your Boss a Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be to Blame

Is Your Boss a Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be to Blame

The following was reprinted from Texas A&M Today. When supervisors are verbally abusive to their subordinates, it harms not only the employees, but the organization as a whole, says Texas... more »

Nov 23, 2016 by in Stable Management

 Tips for Safe Handling for the Vet or Farrier

Tips for Safe Handling for the Vet or Farrier

Safety around horses relies on good handling techniques. In particular, it is common for your veterinarian or farrier to request your presence while they are performing their procedures. You have an... more »

Nov 22, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Vehicle Ergonomics for Equine Professionals

Vehicle Ergonomics for Equine Professionals

Bad posture while you are driving can take a short- and long-term toll on your body. Here are tips to help correct your posture behind the wheel and keep you rolling strong! more »

Nov 21, 2016 by in Stable Management

Horse Riding Helmet Update

Horse Riding Helmet Update

Protective headgear for riders is of paramount importance. It is not uncommon for people falling off a horse to incur a head injury; a helmet gives some protection to that invaluable part of your body... more »

Nov 20, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Farm, Stable or Trainer Press Release Template

Farm, Stable or Trainer Press Release Template

The following is a template for a press release from your equine business.You can copy and paste this text into a Word document and keep to help remind you what you should have in a press... more »

Nov 19, 2016 by in Stable Management

  • Just for Horse Folks: Winter Blankets

    12/7/2016
    Just for Horse Folks: Winter Blankets

    Horses haven't changed over the years, but winter blankets sure have. While owners of blanket hooligans are still waiting for the most indestructible of all indestructible blankets, there are some...

  • Show Smart: Be Aware of Equine Virus Outbreaks

    12/7/2016

    With a lot to think about for show preparation, checking for equine disease outbreaks can often fall off the to-do list. While vaccinations are an essential part of maintaining equine health...

  • Just for Horse Folks: Winter Footwear

    12/6/2016
    Just for Horse Folks: Winter Footwear

    Nine out of 10 people agree that wearing comfy boots is the best part of winter. Okay, we made up that statistic, but really, comfy boots are the best part of winter, aren't they? Warm boots, and...

  • When Basic Joint Supplements Aren’t Enough

    12/6/2016

    The majority of horses will need joint support at some point in their lives, and heavily worked horses are virtually guaranteed to need support even earlier. However, with all the joint supplement...

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