Recent News for Buildings & Structures


Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Bedding Choices

October 25, 2016

Of the 1,087 respondents, 559 (51%) said they use wood shavings or chips to bed their horses' stalls.... Read More


Poll Recap: Boarding and Riding Horses During Winter

October 18, 2016

Of the 1,300 respondents, 558 people (43%) said they keep their horse at home, where they do not have an indoor arena.... Read More


Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More


The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

October 06, 2016

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. ... Read More


Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More


Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More


After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

September 08, 2016

Tips on getting your facility back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More


Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

September 05, 2016

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage.... Read More


Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More


Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More


Shopping for Horse Farm Property

August 13, 2016

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More


Poll Recap: If You Won the Lottery: Equine Edition

August 09, 2016

Of the 1,296 respondents, 571 (44%) said they would build their dream barn with lottery winnings. ... Read More


Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

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


Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More


Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More


Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Housing

July 12, 2016

Of the 974 respondents, 634 said their horses live at home with them, while 259 said they board their animals.... Read More


British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More


Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More


10 Small Property Horse Keeping Resources on

June 30, 2016

Here are 10 resources to help you make the most of your land when keeping horses on small properties. ... Read More


Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

Cameras or video surveillance systems can help identify intruders and what they're doing.


Staying Secure: Protect Your Horse Property From Theft

June 09, 2016

Thefts happen in barns, at horse shows, and from pastures. Learn how to keep your horses, possessions, and people safe. ... Read More


Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More