Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

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


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


10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).


Poll Recap: A Breath of Fresh Air

July 21, 2015

Most respondents said the use open doors and windows and/or fans to help keep air circulating in their horse barns.... Read More


Poll Recap: Stall vs. Turnout Time

February 24, 2015

Of the 2,015 respondents, 1,089 (54%) said their horses live outside with access to shelter.... Read More


Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

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


Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

January 08, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses a question about two geldings with very different poop patterns. ... Read More


Infographic: Heaves

November 26, 2014

RAO is a chronic problem similar to asthma in humans. Help your heavy horse breath easy with tips from our visual guide.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... 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


Opening Windows for Equine Social Interaction

June 02, 2014

Open windows between stalls encouraged positive social behavior and less aggression and boredom.... Read More


Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

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


Poll Recap: Bedding Choices Revealed

September 10, 2013

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips in their horses' stalls.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... Read More


Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More


Budget Barn Design

August 01, 2012

See how one owner designed and built frugally without compromising on aspects supporting horse health.... Read More


Equine Tracheal Mucus Associated with Airborne Particulates

July 23, 2012

Athletic horses exposed to airborne particles could experience enough mucus buildup to limit performance.... Read More


Cost Cutting Tips for Building Horse Barns

July 01, 2012

Horse owners share their top five tips for cutting costs and staying green when building a horse barn.... Read More


Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More


Biosecurity on the Road

April 11, 2012

Develop a management routine to reduce your horse’s potential exposure to infectious diseases while traveling.... Read More


Restricted Equine Diets and Wood Shaving Consumption

April 06, 2012

If caloric intake is reduced, horses might seek alternative food sources to fulfill natural feeding behavior.... Read More


Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More


Thrush Prevention

January 01, 2012

I own a 13-year-old Paint gelding and live in Central Pennsylvania where we h... Read More


Heated Barns and Horses: Special Considerations Needed

December 26, 2011

Heating horse barns can cause a host of respiratory and other problems if done incorrectly.... Read More