Buildings & Structures

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Hazard-Free Barn

To prevent injuries, make sure these dangers aren"t lurking in or near your barn.

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Ventilate Your Horse Barn

Do you keep your horse in a warm barn in the winter? If so, it?s important to bring in fresh, healthy air. Poor barn ventilation can make your horse ill, and some illnesses can even lead to death.

The McDermotts' Horse Barn Renovation

Suzanne and Matthew 'Jamie' McDermott created their dream barn in Pennsylvania's horse country. See photos from the renovation here.

The Cooks' Horse Barn Renovation

Julie and Jeff Cook share photos from their horse barn renovation in Lexington, Ky.

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Use Barn Fans for Healthy Air

Barn fans add ventilation and circulation, important elements to keep your horse healthy and cool.

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No Power? No Worries!

when the electricity goes out at your barn, focus first on these three top tips to keep your horses safe.

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Make Money Boarding Horses

If you own farm property, consider riding out the economic storm by opening your barn to boarders.

Smart Hay-Buying Strategies

Quality forage should be the foundation of any feeding program, but stocking your barn with good hay doesn't come cheap. Hay prices rose in 2008, thanks to short supply and skyrocketing fuel costs, and horse owners shouldn't expect lower prices anytime this year.

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One-Hour Barn Fireproofing

It doesn't take long to make a thorough assessment of your risk and to take action that will save lives.

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Clean Stalls, Healthy Horses

Consider your options when it comes to stall flooring, bedding products, deodorizers, and ventilation, since they can all affect your horse's health

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Cribbing: Why Some Horses Need Pacifiers

In reality, a horse doesn't crib because he wants to be a bad horse. Some researchers now believe that horses crib to relieve pain, anxiety, or frustration.

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Get your Horse and Barn Ready for the Winter Season

With a little advance planning, you can ready your horse and barn for the upcoming deep-freeze.

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Open for Business

Eight strategies for framing your horse-business start-up

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Special Report: Your Dream-Barn Planning Guide

Horse owners can use this 17-page pdf document to consider all aspects of planning and building the perfect barn for you and your horses from the ground on up to the finishing touches to create the best equine facility. Brought to you free of charge from Wick Buildings and Horse Media Group.

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Lease Agreements That Work

If you're not ready to either buy or sell a horse, a temporary arrangement could be a great option as long as the details of a lease are spelled out in advance.

Create a Private Locker in a Horse Stable

When you're a boarder it is difficult finding a place to store your personal belongings. Learn how to create your own private locker in a horse stable when space and materials are limited.

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Reducing Horse Bedding Use in Barns

Using less bedding for your horse stall in your barn will save you time and money. Less horse bedding use means cleaning horse stalls will be easier and quicker (since you won’t have to hunt around for manure in mounds of shavings). It also means you will end up with less stall waste to deal with. If you compost, you'll end up with a nicer compost product that will be more useful for your horse pastures. And it means you'll have less carbon in your compost, so the material will compost bet

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The Perfect Small Boarding Barn

Dream versus reality: what one horseowner--and former boarder--learned from starting a boarding barn and testing the adage, "To get it done right, do it yourself."

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Crosstie Training For Your Horse

At many barns, crosstying is common practice. Teach your horse to stand quietly in crossties with these five easy steps.

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Prepare Your Horse Farm for Winter

These 10 chores will make a dent in your seasonal to-do list and get you thinking about what else needs your attention before the cold weather sets in.

Photo Gallery: Tack Room Makeover

Check out how Great and Small therapeutic riding center turned its disorganized tack room into a useful space with help from Everything For Horse & Rider magazine.

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Hiring A Horse-Sitter

If we lived in a perfect world, your perfect clone would watch your horse. But since the world isn't perfect, you have to hire a horse-sitter.

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Composting Controls Horse Manure

Composting is far better than prospecting. When you know how to do it, you’re guaranteed to hit pay dirt.

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Barn Ventilation Affects Horse Health

Poorly ventilated horse barns are perhaps the leading cause of illness in horses. Insufficient barn ventilation can lead to respiratory disorders and affect the overall performance of your horse. This is especially a concern in the winter months. This article explains how ammonia and dust build up affect your horse causing caughing, sneezing, mucus discharge and what you can do to stop this serious issue.