Build a simple saddle stand for stowing your saddle in the back of an SUV or pickup. This compact item takes just a few tools and about an hour of your time.
Many barns keep two buckets of water in each stall, just in case the horse happens to drink one dry overnight, so it's no surprise that we're all wondering if an automatic watering system is worth the investment.
UVs are easy to drive, maneuverable and peppier than a golf cart. Most have loads of options and accessories that make them capable of most farm tasks. They're versatile and affordable, starting at about one-third the cost of most compact tractors. On many farms, they operate as the transport vehicle, while on others they're the centerpiece. It all depends upon what you need this handy little worker to do.
The right utility tractor can lighten your load, tackle multiple tasks on your small horse property, and quickly become the hardest worker in your barn. With the capability to mow, tow, lift, spread, scrape, drag and drill, the possibilities of what you and your tractor can get done are endless. Think of any project around the barn, and a tractor is probably the right tool for the job. Here are some questions to ask before you buy...