All Blog Posts Tagged 'barn' (50)

Storing Medication in Your Barn: What You Need to Know

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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…

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

Tips for Grooming a Grey Horse

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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.…

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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…

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

Finding the Balance Between Your Horse Life and Your Life Outside the Barn

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Equestrians are notoriously busy, and sometimes our horse lives and our lives outside the barn conflict. How do you manage your outside life when you have a big show coming up, or when a horse gets sick? These tips can help you find the right balance between your busy horse life and your life outside the barn.

Assess What Your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Super Convenient Barn Hacks

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Barn hacks – they’re everywhere, and they make life with horses so much easier. From cheaper alternatives to super smart moves to save time and improve the function of your barn, we’ve gathered the best barn hacks together in a single list.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Creating the Ideal Viewing Room

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A viewing room often acts as the hub of a barn – it’s a place for riders and others to gather and relax while watching friends or family ride. Your viewing room may also double as a lounge or meeting place. Whatever its purpose, these tips for creating an ideal viewing room can ensure that the room is welcoming and functional.

Don’t Underestimate the Room’s…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 23, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

How to Design Your Barn to Save You Time

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Do you find that you’re often busy and need to squeeze in time for riding? The way that you design your barn can save you time in the daily care of your horses. When you plan your barn, think about how the following elements can save you time when you take care of your horses every day.

Build Stalls That Open into the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 22, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Building a Barn on a Budget

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Are you trying to bring your dream barn to life, but struggling with the limited budget you have to work within? We have good news for you – you can absolutely build a horse barn on a budget. Building a barn on a budget does require a little extra planning, though. These tips will help.

Determine What Is…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 15, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Tips for Expanding Your Barn

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Is your current barn a little too small for your liking? If your stalls are filled and you need more space, then it’s time to expand your horse barn. Here are some great tips to get you started in expanding your barn.

Decide How Many Stalls You Need

Before you start to plan your barn expansion, decide just how many stalls…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 10, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

The Biggest Mistakes Horse Owners Make When Building a Barn

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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