Barns & Sheds

When housing more than one horse in the same shelter, a 12-by-16-foot run-in shed can work, depending on the horses’ temperament and compatibility. Provide enough space to minimize the chance of injury. A dominant horse in a small, enclosed area can easily trap a timid or less aggressive horse.

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Shelter Options for Horses

March 11, 2016

Are you looking for a shelter option for your horses to protect them from the elements? Here are some ideas you can use.... Read More

Article

How to Disinfect Your Farm

March 10, 2016

You know cleaning and disinfecting exposed surfaces helps prevent disease spread, but what's the best way to do it? ... Read More

Commentary

Welcome Swallows Back to Your Horse Property!

March 09, 2016

March and April mark the return of these little birds that play a big role in horse-property insect control. ... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Smelly Stalls

March 01, 2016

Of the 802 respondents, 170 (21%) said they use a stall freshener or deodorizer on an as-needed basis.... Read More

Article

Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond, Washington, is a leading accredited therapeutic riding program that employs approximately 25 therapy horses. The farm's management team works hard to deal with environmental constraints associated with living in a wet climate near a salmon-spawning stream (in the Pacific Northwest salmon are a federally listed endangered species requiring specific land management practices).

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Farm Tour: Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

February 10, 2016

Take a tour of a leading U.S. therapeutic horseback riding center that's managed with the environment in mind. ... Read More

Article

Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 30, 2016

Construct horse-safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property... Read More

Audio

Should I Close My Horse in the Barn During Winter?

January 26, 2016

Alayne Blickle and Dr. Loving share their thoughts on whether or not horses should live in closed barns during winter.... Read More

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Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More

Blog

Trudging Through Winter

January 20, 2016

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when the cold and snow arrives?... Read More

Article

Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

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

Article

Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

January 11, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More

Article

Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

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

Article

Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

Here's an example of traditional runs off barn stalls used as confinement areas. Good footing helps minimize mud.

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Confinement Areas for Healthy, Happy Horses

December 16, 2015

Few horses can spend all their time in turnout. Use these tips to keep your horse content when he's cooped up.... Read More

Article

Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

November 10, 2015

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. ... Read More

Video

Nontoxic Rodent Control on Horse Farms

October 23, 2015

Discover natural ways to control mice, rats, and other problem rodents on your horse farm. ... Read More

Video

Horse Barn and Paddock Odor Control

October 16, 2015

Does your barn stink? Alayne Blickle shares ways to control urine odors on your horse property.... Read More

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Preventing Water Run-Off on Horse Properties

October 09, 2015

Gutters and downspouts can prevent mud from accumulating around barns. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

Article

When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

Article

Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

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

Audio

How Can a Licensed Architect Help With Your Horse Property?

September 10, 2015

Our host Michelle, who's married to an architect, and equine architect Carolyn Adams discuss why you should hire one.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Insurance and Liability

August 14, 2015

Are you covered? Equine insurance experts answer your questions about horse and equestrian property insurance.... Read More

Article

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