Barns & Sheds


Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More


How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

August 11, 2015

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

July 28, 2015

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance.... Read More


Evicting Carpenter Bees

July 27, 2015

What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse? ... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).


Poll Recap: A Breath of Fresh Air

July 21, 2015

Most respondents said the use open doors and windows and/or fans to help keep air circulating in their horse barns.... Read More


Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More


Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More


Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More


Poll Recap: Flooding and Horse Facilities

March 17, 2015

Of the 585 respondents, 190 (32%) said they use preventive measures to prevent their barns from flooding. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Stall vs. Turnout Time

February 24, 2015

Of the 2,015 respondents, 1,089 (54%) said their horses live outside with access to shelter.... Read More


Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More


Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More


Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More


Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More


Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More


Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More


Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More


Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More


Do Horses Need Man-Made Shelters?

October 23, 2014

When given the option, horses often use behavioral thermoregulation to protect themselves from inclement weather.... Read More


When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More


Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More