Good Barn Keeping
- By Jeannie Blancq Putney
- Feb 12, 2009
For those who keep horses at home, it’s a struggle to keep up with regular farm and barn maintenance and still have enough time left to enjoy being with the horses. Performing proper building maintenance at regular intervals can save money and make the structure safer, and it can leave you more time to spend with your four-footed friends.
There are many tasks that can be performed on an as-needed basis, leaving simple safety checks and seasonal maintenance to be done. Planning ahead should actually be the first step in maintaining your facility. Thoughtful year-round planning allows more time spent with your animals and less at the end of a pitchfork.
Maintenance is a normal part of horse farm ownership, but if it is practiced regularly it will promote safety and preserve farm structures.
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