Barns & Sheds

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Managing Horses on Small Acreages

June 21, 2016

Do you want to keep horses at home? Get your fencing, horse housing, storage, pasture, and arena questions answered! ... Read More

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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.

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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

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'Must Haves' for Your New Horse

June 03, 2016

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, weigh in about what you need before getting a new horse.... Read More

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Caring for Your New Horse

May 26, 2016

Are you getting your first horse or first horse in a long time? Our experts will help you navigate equine ownership.... Read More

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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

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Spring Cleaning Your Feed Room

May 09, 2016

Save time and money by giving your feed room a good spring cleaning with these tips.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Online Tool to Help Make Farms Safer

May 07, 2016

Scandinavian researchers created a stable management tool designed to keep both horses and humans as safe as possible.... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

May 06, 2016

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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The Pros and Cons of French Drains on Horse Properties

May 05, 2016

Horses for Clean Water Direct Alayne Blickle describes what a French drain is and how they can help control mud.... Read More

As horse owners, we often wrongly believe we're destined to "put up" with flies and pests. But happily, there are many ways we can reduce their numbers with techniques that are less harsh and often in concert with the natural world around us. Here are a few tips for pest control that will help you reduce chemical use, enhance the environment around us, and improve your horse's health.

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Natural Horse Farm Insect (and Pest) Control

April 22, 2016

What eats 600 mosquitoes an hour? Find out and get more tips for protecting your horse from disease-spreading insects!... Read More

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Treating High Traffic Areas on Horse Properties

April 08, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offers advice for limiting mud around gates, troughs, and on walkways.... Read More

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Consider Native Plants in Horse Property Landscaping

April 07, 2016

Alayne Blickle shares the reasons she uses low-water, native plants to landscape her horse farm.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 07, 2016

TheHorse.com readers share their top spring farm and barn cleaning and maintenance tips.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 06, 2016

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Just the Basics: What Every Horse Needs

March 23, 2016

No doubt about it, horse ownership is a big responsibility. Here's a look at the basics of what every horse needs.... Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 30, 2016

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

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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