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What are the Best Gates for Horse Farms?

What are the Best Gates for Horse Farms?

StableManagement.com readers can Ask the Experts on in our forums. Following is a popular discussion in our Barn and Farm Building Ask the Expert forum, with help from the experts at Animal Arts... more »

Feb 28, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

10 Tips for Easier Horse Stall Cleaning

10 Tips for Easier Horse Stall Cleaning

There's no getting around stall cleaning. The volume and frequency certainly varies with the number of horses and your management preferences. We offer 10 tips for easier stall cleaning at your... more »

Feb 26, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Rodents: The Uninvited Guests

Rodents: The Uninvited Guests

For the sake of your horses, tack and feed, make rodents unwelcome in your barn. more »

Jan 31, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Emergency Fence Repairs for your Horse Farm

Emergency Fence Repairs for your Horse Farm

Keeping fences in good repair not only extends their life, but also reduces risk of injury if horses have close encounters with their boundaries. A small and proper repair today may save a huge... more »

Jan 30, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Horse Barn and Stable Fire Awareness

Horse Barn and Stable Fire Awareness

With more barn fires making the news, we wanted to remind all horse farm and stable owners and managers to be aware of the possibility of fire and offer you some fire prevention... more »

Jan 23, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Safely Addressing Snow and Ice on the Farm

Safely Addressing Snow and Ice on the Farm

  Q: What do you look for in products you put on paths to ensure they are safe for horses and other animals? Does salt "eat" blacktop and concrete? A: We would recommend avoiding rock salt and... more »

Jan 21, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Editor's note: The following question and answer are from our Ask the Expert forum on barns and farm building that is hosted by Animal Arts. If you would like to read other posts or ask a question of... more »

Jan 20, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

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

Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

Often times, horse owners feel their beloved equines are simply a magnet for injuries. Being accident prone just seems to be in their nature, most times brought on by their instinctive fight-or-flight... more »

Dec 30, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Question: I have some stalls that were professionally matted over crushed rock about 20 years ago and some that were done about three years ago. The older ones are beginning to get bedding in under them... more »

Dec 21, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Disinfecting Horse Blankets

Tips on Disinfecting Horse Blankets

Horse clothing is not disinfected when cleaned. To truly disinfect something generally requires very warm or hot water, which is not recommended for turnouts due to the nature of... more »

Dec 19, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Adding Hot Water to Your Horse Barn

Adding Hot Water to Your Horse Barn

Question: What would be required to add a hot water heater to our barn so we can have warm water in the barn year-round? We have very cold temperatures in the winter, so I'm worried about pipes... more »

Dec 15, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

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

 


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