Good ventilation in your barn is so important for your horses’ health. With poor ventilation, mold, dust, and even manure bits can accumulate in the air that your horses breathe in. Good ventilation can help to minimize respiratory issues, keeping your horses healthier and able to improve at their full athletic capacity.
When you’re planning your barn, …Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on May 18, 2015 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Building the horse barn of your dreams is a big project, and to do it right, you want to make sure that you’ve planned properly. Barn building isn’t a project that you want to get deep into, only to discover new challenges or obstacles. Before you start building your barn, make sure that you’ve done the following preparation.
Check Zoning Laws
It can’t be stressed enough – check and double-check your local zoning laws before planning your…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on May 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on May 4, 2015 at 7:52pm — No Comments
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.
With warm weather finally here, it’s a great time to maximize the number of hours that your horse…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 1, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 31, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 30, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 12, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 6, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 16, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments
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
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 13, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 9, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments
As the cold weather drags on, it tends to feel like the end of winter is nowhere in sight. Luckily, we’ve come up with some fun activities for you to help beat the winter riding (or non-riding) blues.
Host a Barn Movie Night
Bring together students, boarders, trainers, and everyone else in your barn for a barn movie night. Choose a…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Have you ever wanted to live with your horses? Or maybe you’re considering building an apartment above your barn for a caretaker, or to rent out. Living above a horse barn may seem simply idyllic to a lifelong horse enthusiast, but it’s not always all that it’s cracked up to be. Wondering what it’s really like to live above a horse barn? We’ve got the scoop for…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 2, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments
If you’ve never built a horse barn before, then when you set out to build your first barn you will be in unfamiliar territory. While building a barn will require some research and question asking on your part, we thought we’d give you a little help now with these common barn-building mistakes that you will want to avoid.
Entrusting the Project to a…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 30, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
Owning and managing your own barn is a dream of many horse owners. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have horses in your backyard? When Karen Rudolph of Frost Hill Farm Miniatures in…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 27, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments
Years of use can take a toll on your horse barn, but luckily big improvements don’t have to mean big renovations. If you’re looking to give your barn a new beginning in 2015 but don’t want to do a full renovation, there are still many ways that you can improve it.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments