Hidden Dangers Common in Every Barn

Horses have a knack for testing Murphy’s law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Here are tips for stopping Murphy in his tracks and protecting your horse from the dangers lurking in your barn.

cover of Stable Management Extra vol 20. Dark cover image of bay horse head. Text reads: Stable Management Extra, Hidden Barn Dangers, Brought to you by Ritchie

It’s easy to overlook the hidden hazards on our properties because we “see” them all the time and often disregard their presence. However, the inquisitive nature of horses can turn these unrecognized dangers into serious injuries. It is truly amazing how many ways a horse can hurt itself. In this volume of Stable Management Extra, Nancy S. Loving, DVM, draws on her decades of experience in equine practice to share the most notorious hidden barn dangers—and how to prevent your horse from getting injured.

  • What hazards are lurking in your barn?
  • Irrigation ditch danger
  • Tips for safer turnout

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