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6 Horse-Barn-Design Basics

You've taken stock of your barn, and have found signs of wear and tear. Or, you finally have that slice of horse heaven and are ready to build for the first time. Either way, we'll give you six barn-design basics, plus tips on how to select a builder.

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Connecting With Your Horse in the Round Pen

In this article, we'll give you an overview of the 20-step program that I use as a foundation for lessons such as halterless leading, spook in place, and teaching a horse to stand tied. We'll assume that you've done some groundwork with your horse—ideally the bridlework lessons— and that you can work safely around him.

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Eco-Friendly Horsekeeping

Nobody wants to trash the environment, especially horse people. By definition, horse people have a very special relationship with nature and her livestock. And, thanks to the horses that forge that special relationship, horse people are also chronically checkbook-challenged, so we need practical, affordable solutions to environmental horsekeeping problems.

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Get Control of Horse Arena Dust

Have you ever entered a horse arena and felt like you were riding headlong into a sandstorm? A dusty horse arena is unpleasant for riders, trainers and spectators alike, and it's not great for neighbor relations, either. Not only that, but frequent exposure to dust may pose significant health risks for you and your horse, as well as compromise his performance.