Barns & Sheds

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Building a Horse Breeding Shed

December 01, 2010

Before you open a horse breeding operation, carefully consider the facilities and equipment required.... Read More

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Healthy Barns and Stalls

December 01, 2010

What hidden dangers lurk in your barn? Learn how to maximize air quality and improve safety in the stable.... Read More

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Horse Stable Fire Prevention and Preparation Tips

November 18, 2010

In the back of the mind of every horse, stable, or ranch owner lies the fear of a barn fire, buffered by the hope that he or she is prepared to deal with such a crisis. The San Antonio Saddle Horse Association offered a fire preventiion and safety...... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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The Top Ten 'Green' Tasks Horse Owners Should Do Before Winter

September 29, 2010

Winterizing barns, harrowing pastures, draining hoses, and water tanks, and cleaning and properly storing show tack and other summer horse equipment are among the top things horse owners can do to prepare for winter. "Taking car... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? First, remember you get what you pay for. When you equip your farm or pay board for your horse's living arrangements, investing in farm safety procedures can save a lot of expense... Read More

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How to Keep Horses on a Small Property

August 23, 2010

How to give horses what they need in terms of turnout, shelter, grazing, and more.... Read More

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Texas Barn Fire Probe Continues

August 19, 2010

Fire officials in Allen, Texas, are investigating the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of more than 20 horses earlier this month. Allen Fire Department Fire Marshal and Asst. Chief Craig Gillis said the fire in the 7,200- ... Read More

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Hot Barns in the Summer: Readers Share Cooling Tips

July 27, 2010

More than 550 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you keep your barn cool during the summer?" ... Read More

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Barn Fire: Sprinklers Save Harness Horses

May 12, 2010

Sprinklers in a barn at Plainridge Racecourse, a harness racetrack near Boston, saved some 35 horses when a fire broke out May 9. High winds could have sent flames to other barns when the blaze began about 3 a.m.

The racetrack, locat... Read More

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Indiana Barn Fire Leaves 13 Horses Dead

April 14, 2010

A barn fire at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., the morning of April 12 resulted in the death of 13 horses and sent three stable employees to hospital.

The fire erupted around 10:30 a.m. on April 12. According to a pr... Read More

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Barn Improvement

March 01, 2010

As our understanding of horse health and behavior has improved, barns have changed--a lot. No longer are they just places to house horses. Today's owners now approach barns and other farm structures with horse/human health, environmental impact...... Read More

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Watch for Snow Accumulation on Barn, Arena Roofs

December 30, 2009

Horse owners should monitor the snow load situation on their barns and take appropriate action.... Read More

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Barn Fire Horse Deaths Revised to 43

December 06, 2009

A harness track barn fire at a county fairgrounds in southwest Ohio early Saturday morning killed two people and an estimated 43 horses, The Associated Press reported. The initial number of equine fatalities was projected at more than 60.

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Consider Drainage when Selecting a Horse Barn Site

November 30, 2009

Want to see an example of less-than-stellar drainage? Check out your own horse barn. One of the most important concerns for a building site is water drainage, which includes water flowing to the building site as well as water moving away from the ... Read More

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Barn, Stall, and Fence Maintenance

September 01, 2009

Take a closer look at your barn and property and ensure it's safe for horses and handlers.... Read More

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Ventilation: Go With the Flow

August 01, 2009

Ventilating your equine facilities is critically important for your horses' and your own health and well-being. Taking advantage of natural ventilation is the best way to design your facility for long-term comfort.... Read More

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Barn Fires: Avoid Hay Bale Combustion

July 24, 2009

Experienced agricultural producers in the southern Great Plains know that low wind speeds, high humidity, moist hay, and hot temperatures can be a recipe for disaster. Under such a set of circumstances, tightly stacked hay bales have been... Read More

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Vetrolin Grooming Guide

June 29, 2009

The new Vetrolin Grooming Guide provides information on techniques for keeping horses clean and healthy. Topics discussed include proper bathing and tail cleaning, cleaning tough stains, managing unruly hair, and protecting the horse’s hair coat... Read More

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Using Soil-Cement on Horse and Livestock Farms

June 28, 2009

Most farmers can identify with myriad problems associated with mud forming around high-traffic areas, including areas around horse and cattle waterers, feed bunks, round bale feeders, walk paths, and gate entrances. Mud is usually a result of... Read More

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Good Barn Keeping

February 12, 2009

Careful horse barn planning and regular maintenance can mean a longer-lasting structure that’s more efficient.... Read More

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Barn Fires: Strategies to Prevent and Respond (AAEP 2008)

February 04, 2009

Barn fires are the No. 1 local emergency that affects everyone from horse owners to veterinarians, and property owners to the horses themselves. Barn fires kill more horses annually than any other type of nonmedical emergency. ... Read More

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Good Barnkeeping

February 01, 2009

All horse owners wish they had more time with their horses. For those who keep horses at home it is always a struggle to keep up with regular farm and barn maintenance and have enough time left to enjoy the horses. Performing proper building ... Read More

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Barn-O-Matic

February 01, 2009

The latest models of automated waterers and feeders can take some of the work out of horsekeeping, and automatic stall cleaners can even minimize your time wielding a pitchfork!

Finding it difficult to schedule enough... Read More

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Heavy Snow Causes Problems for Horse Owners

December 30, 2008

After experiencing her area's worst snowstorm since 1968, Beth Sandland of Sandy, Ore., was unable to visit her boarded horses for three weeks.

However, other horse owners have had to deal with a more serious side effect of winter weather:... Read More