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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

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

 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

 


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