Barns & Sheds


Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More


Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More


Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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14 More Considerations for Preventing Horse Barn Fires

February 02, 2015

What steps have you taken to prevent fires in your barn?... Read More


Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned

January 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Lenz shares information about the "unwanted" horse and changing perceptions of equine welfare.... Read More


Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More


Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More


Six Ways to Better Prevent and Respond to Barn Fires

January 12, 2015

What fire-prevention methods have you used in your barn?... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

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


Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

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


Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More


Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More


Do Horses Need Man-Made Shelters?

October 23, 2014

When given the option, horses often use behavioral thermoregulation to protect themselves from inclement weather.... Read More


When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More


Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More


Shopping for Horse Farm Property

October 01, 2014

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


Build a Horse Manure Composting System

September 02, 2014

How do you manage manure on your horse facility? Learn how to build a low-tech composting system.... Read More

Here is a view of Adams' stable area from the farm's central courtyard. The two-horse stable is separate from the storage barn, which is across the courtyard.


Small Horse-Property Tour

August 20, 2014

Join Horses for Clean Water Director Alayne Blickle's tour of a 2-acre farm designed by architect/owner Carolyn Adams.... Read More


Protecting Against Wildfire

August 06, 2014

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More


Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More


Prevent Barn Fires with These Expert Tips

June 06, 2014

Stop barn fires before they start with these smart fire-prevention tips.... Read More

This paper wasp is guarding its nest. Native paper wasps like to build nests along barn, shed, and arena eaves, and ledges.


Property Pest Control

May 08, 2014

Mosquitoes and flies top most horse owners' lists of bugs to beware of, but don't forget these other pests. ... Read More


Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

Here are some spring-cleaning tasks and tips from our Facebook fans. ... Read More


Safety: What to Look for in a Barn

March 26, 2014

What safety concerns should you look for when selecting a new stable for your horse? ... Read More


Resolve to Prepare in 2014

February 06, 2014

Now is the perfect time to resolve to finally get disaster planning in place.... Read More