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Plan Now for Spring Construction

Plan Now for Spring Construction

This time of year, our phones here at Animal Arts are ringing with calls from veterinarians and farm owners who are ready to start their hospital or barn improvement projects. For many, this is a great time of year to... more »

Jan 18, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Flooring for Horses

Flooring for Horses

The floor that your horse stands on helps to protect his safety. It must be non-slick and cleanable. It must also be durable. In this article, we’ll provide you with some options for equine flooring. more »

Jan 05, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Create a Master Plan For Your Equine Facility

Create a Master Plan For Your Equine Facility

Many things that are built grow organically out of need, without the guidance of a long-term plan. This is a charming growth pattern when applied to Italian hill towns, but not for equine barn... more »

Jul 26, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Our Barn: The Place of Horses

Our Barn: The Place of Horses

Human language and memory are tied to a sense of place. As an architect, I'm drawn to understand the magic of place, and to share it with others. In this article, let’s explore three lessons... more »

Jul 14, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Look to Traditions to Build a Better Barn

Look to Traditions to Build a Better Barn

For almost three centuries, July has been a prime month for barn raisings in Amish and old order Mennonite communities in North America. The tradition of barn raisings has remained virtually... more »

Mar 08, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Sheltering Horses: A Case Study

Sheltering Horses: A Case Study

If you are thinking of starting an equine rescue, or you are already involved with a shelter, you can find some great tips on housing from Heather E. Lewis AIA, NCARB, of Animal Arts. In this article... more »

Feb 16, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Five Essential Energy Saving Tips for Equine Facilities

Five Essential Energy Saving Tips for Equine Facilities

How do you maintain a pleasant indoor environment without wasting energy and spending too much... more »

Jan 11, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Design for Your Horses’ Sense of Hearing

Design for Your Horses’ Sense of Hearing

The way your horse hears is different from the way you hear. Knowing what and how horses hear will help you design more comfortable and enjoyable spaces for your equine companions... more »

Jan 08, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Design for Your Horses’ Sense of Sight

Design for Your Horses’ Sense of Sight

How do horses see? Horses have a wide field of vision, with blind spots immediately behind their bodies and below their noses. The ability to see in all directions is invaluable for a... more »

Dec 27, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Imaging Options for Horse Owners

Imaging Options for Horse Owners

What do you do when your horse develops a lameness? If the lameness is pronounced or persistent, you will call your equine veterinarian. Your veterinarian is an expert in movement and... more »

Nov 29, 2013 by in Equine Health

Protect Your Horses From Flooding

Protect Your Horses From Flooding

The rain on Sept. 11 felt like a typical late summer shower in Colorado. The difference was that it didn't stop. It rained for five days, causing... more »

Nov 15, 2013 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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