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How to Design Your Horse Barn to Withstand Heavy Snow Loads

How to Design Your Horse Barn to Withstand Heavy Snow Loads

If you live in an area which receives significant snowfall each winter, then it’s important to factor in the weight that your barn must be able to support when you’re planning the structure. Barn collapses can be devastating, but they’re also usually avoidable. These tips can help you to design your barn to…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 11, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Product Focus: iFeed Feeder

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At Classic Equine Equipment, we’re proud to now offer the iFeed feeder. This feeder, designed for horses, has the potential to improve your horses’ health while freeing up your schedule and saving you money. How? Let’s take a look at iFeed and its many benefits for you as a horse owner.

The Basics of the iFeed Feeder

The iFeed…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 10, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Storing Medication in Your Barn: What You Need to Know

Syringe and vials

When you own horses, especially those who are injury prone, you will probably accumulate quite a bit of medication. Whether bought over the counter or from your veterinarian, medications need to be handled and stored properly. Here’s how:

Create a Medication Cabinet

One of the most important precautions you should…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 3, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tips for Grooming a Grey Horse


If you own a grey horse, then you know how grey horses seem to be mud and dirt magnets. Unfortunately it’s impossible to hide dirt in a grey coat, so you will need to be talented in your grooming to have your grey horse looking great. These tips can help you in the challenge to keep your grey horse clean.…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

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Horses are herd animals, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, we have to keep a single horse alone. If you are housing a solo horse in your barn, you can do a variety of things to make his life alone more comfortable.

Get a Companion Animal

Just because you can’t house…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 20, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

The Biggest Mistakes Horse Owners Make When Building a Barn


If you’re planning on building a horse barn, then you want to make sure that you do it right. Before you start building your barn, take a look at these common barn building mistakes so that you can be sure to avoid them.

Opting for Cheaper Stalls

In an attempt to save money, barn owners may choose to buy cheaper, lesser quality stalls to put into their…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on June 15, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Summertime Barn To-Do List

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Summer is upon us, and so is the busiest time of year for many riders. Horse shows, clinics, and trail rides take up much of our day, but there are still important barn chores that need to be done. Here’s a quick to-do list to help you start off summer right.

Scrub Water Troughs

Have you…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on June 4, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

Should You Replace Your Barn Doors?

Barn doors, while built to be strong, are not meant to last forever. Years of use and wear can leave your barn doors weakened and ineffective. Winter snow and ice can crack and warp barn doors, while years of moisture and rain can cause wood to rot and weaken. At the very least, your barn doors probably need a new coat of paint. At the worst, they may need to be replaced…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on May 4, 2015 at 7:52pm — No Comments

How to Save On Horse Bedding Costs

If your wintertime bedding bills have left your wallet thin, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to save on your bedding bill in the upcoming months.

Maximize Turnout

With warm weather finally here, it’s a great time to maximize the number of hours that your horse…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Essential Springtime Supplies for Horse Owners

Owning a horse in the springtime presents a unique set of challenges – you must be ready to deal with shedding season, mud, and a horse who may not have been in a regular riding program. Having the right supplies will help you to better cope with the challenges of spring. Are these supplies in your…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Essential Springtime Supplies for Barn Owners

Springtime’s arrival means important barn maintenance. Having the right supplies can make barn and property maintenance easier, so before you set out through the muddy pastures, make sure that you have these supplies in your barn.

Heavy Duty Rubber Boots

Rubber boots are an absolute must…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 1, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Horseperson's Car: How to Barn-Proof Your Vehicle

Car key in ignition

Our horse hobby has an uncanny way of spreading into and taking over our vehicles. While we might delight in eau de horse, chances are that some of the people who have to ride in our cars won't feel the same way. Are horses taking over your vehicle? Here are some ways to reclaim and barn-proof your car.

Use Plastic Totes

Plastic totes are key to getting a horsey car organized. Invest in a few heavy-duty plastic totes that fit in the…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 31, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Spring Clean Your Barn for Safety

Spring is here, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning your barn is a perfect time to do a sweep for common barn safety issues. When you start spring cleaning your barn this year, make sure to add these important safety tasks to your list.

Remove Old…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 30, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

How To Continue Riding As A College Student

Owning a horse in college can be a challenge, with its significant time and financial demands. Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to own a horse in college to keep riding. Try out these tips to keep riding while you’re in school.

Join a College Riding Team…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tips for Hosting a Barn Open House

With the completion of your barn, there is no better way to celebrate than with a barn open house. A barn open house can be open to friends and family, but it can also be a useful tool to bring in clients and boarders. When planning your barn’s open house, consider the following tips and…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 12, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Horse During College

If you love horses and will be entering college soon, the thought of owning a horse in college may have crossed your mind. The truth is, many young horse owners opt to sell their horses before going away to college. But many college students also manage to continue on with their horse ownership while also pursuing…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 6, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Horse Blanket Repair Tips

Through the course of the winter season, horse blankets take a beating. Your horse’s blankets may be showing rips, tears, and even missing hardware. If you’re hoping to get them through just a few more months, then repairing them by hand is probably the way to go. These tips will help you get your blankets to last the…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Building a Barn Apartment

Apartments in or above barns can be convenient and appealing to both boarders and barn owners. A barn apartment offers many advantages, but building it requires special planning. Be sure to do the following when designing your barn apartment.

Investigate Local Housing…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 16, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

Is Your Barn Energy Efficient?

Given the rising cost of electricity, you certainly don’t want your electric bill to be any higher than it has to be. Your barn may be a source of wasted energy, though, resulting in higher bills. Check out these common ways that your barn may be inefficient with its electricity usage.

Running Old Refrigerators

Old refrigerators…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 13, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Should You Build a Barn Apartment?

Many barns, especially large facilities, feature apartments that are either above the barn or located on the property. When planning your barn building project, whether or not to include an apartment is a choice that you will face. You will want to consider the following points when deciding whether to…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 9, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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