With storage already at a premium at most barns, how do you make room for all of those blankets, sheets and coolers?
Checking your trailer before you haul helps prevent roadside problems. By reducing trailer hazards, you improve the horses’ comfort and chances for a safe arrival.
It's time for a spring cleaning in the tack room and here are some great ideas for getting rid of some of the old tack at your barn—that can help others and benefit your bottom line.
You want to upgrade your trailer but you need to get rid of your old one first. From Website marketing to cleaning hints, here are some tips.
In this article we'll look at some ways to determine how the footing in your arena is holding up, why you should care and some tips on fixing it if the footing is "dead" or dying. We'll see what happens to footing as it matures and wears out.
For those of us who are in the business of selling horses for ourselves or our clients, one of the ways to get your horse seen--and sold--is to have that horse at shows.
There are many ways to provide free-choice water to our horses, but one of the easiest is to install automatic waterers that provide safe, fresh water any time of year.
With show season just around the corner, maybe it's time to upgrade your trailer. This roundup of the latest trailers will help.
Sometimes working with neighboring barns in your community strengthens everyone’s business.
Horse shows have become a veritable bonanza of equine shopping. Here are some tips from successful sellers.
Many disciplines are instituting new helmet rules as research highlights the benefit of safety headgear.
Tips and advice on how to prepare for, and handle, the worst that Mother Nature can dish out.
The discipline of vaulting may be a fun new activity at your barn.
Moving your operation is a monumental task—for everyone involved. Here are a few tips to make the process easier on you, your horses and your clients.
Building your dream facility and getting it right the first time around is a matter of 16 steps.
At the 2005 U.S. Equestrian Federation annual meeting, several important rule changes were made for competitions.
When it comes to breeding, uncertainties come with the territory. But with good contracts, at least some of the process is within your control.
Athens 2004 turned out to be a spectacular outing for the U.S.—and not just for the medals.
When it comes to English saddles, the French influence is still strong, but so are synthetic materials and deeper seats.
Western tack has come a long way in user-friendliness. With lighter and more durable materials, busy barns and busy horses will benefit.
Horses don’t travel well and one of the side effects can be shipping fever. Here’s how to make the journey safer.
Embryo transfer can be a great way to breed a prized mare without slowing her down.
The rules surround equine drug use at sanctioned competitions can be confusing. Here's a look at what is, and isn't, allowed.
Boots on, boots off—the pros and cons of neoprene boots.
When it comes to footings, there are many options. But getting it right from the start is most important.
Accidents don't just happen at the big shows. Here are a few tips for keeping schooling shows safe.
A look at the hot topics and rule changes at the 2003 USA Equestrian meeting.
Jumping is a high-risk activity, but new equipment can help minimize risk.
If you use commercial carriers to ship your horses, here are a few things you should know.
For barns that need them, jumps can be a bear to maintain. New technology in plastics may be just the answer. Plus, how to build your own jumps.
No matter what discipline a young horse is entering, starting him out with common building blocks is key.
It's not until a gate starts to sag or drag that we realize just how important a well-functioning gate is to an equine operation. It's all in the installation
How do you handle a facility where every school horse has Western and English tack? It's all in the organization.
Worms are an ever-present concern for barn owners. But does the traditional rotation model of deworming still work? Some say it's overkill.
It pays to research a stallion's sperm quality before breeding.
Hay can be a barn’s biggest expense and biggest hazard. Here’s how to protect your investment and your horses.
For horses who spend a lot of time in their stalls, the way they are designed is very important for both a safety and comfort perspective.
Finding it hard to maintain healthy, green pastures? With some portable fencing and good upkeep, even small farms can offer up some juicy green grass.
Installing automatic waterers may not be as expensive or difficult as you think.
For horses, travel can be a source of great stress. However, there are ways to make the ride a little more enjoyable.