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4 Tips to Cut Costs When Building a Barn

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When building your dream barn, you'll want to stay within your budget while also getting the best value for your money! Here are some ways that you can safely cut costs when building a barn to help stay within budget while bringing your dream barn…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tips to Transition from Your Barn Life to Your Outside Life

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Sometimes life leaves us no choice but to immediately go from the horse barn back to our “outside lives.” Whether it’s heading to the office or a family function, we may find ourselves trying to hide the evidence we’ve been to the barn. If you have to return to your “outside life” immediately after…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself to Go Ride

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With the cooler weather and shorter days, it becomes more and more difficult to get yourself out to the barn and into the saddle. Finding that initial motivation to go ride can be a real challenge, so we've come up with some great tips to get yourself motivated and out to the barn.

Schedule a Ride with a…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to Design Your Barn to Maximize Safety When Handling Horses

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We all know that horses are injury and accident prone, but designing your barn carefully can help to maximize safety for both the horses and people! Think about incorporating these safety tips into your barn.

Build a Generously Sized Barn Aisle

When planning your barn aisle, make…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 15, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

Designing the Perfect Wash Bay

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Having a wash bay in your barn can make day-to-day horse care and grooming so much easier. But it’s important that you design your wash bay correctly from the start. Here are six steps to designing the perfect wash bay!

Install Adequate Drainage

When planning out your wash bay, be sure to plan…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 14, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Barn Building Tip: Know the Climate of Your Location

There's a lot to think about when you’re planning to build a horse barn. From how best to position the barn on the property to just what style of a barn you want to build, your plans will quickly become detailed and extensive! But there’s one common factor that you don’t want to forget about until it’s too late: Climate.

Why Climate…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Considerations When Building a Breeding Barn

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When you’re building a breeding barn, careful consideration needs to go into every element of that barn! From the barn layout to the components that you put into it, the safety of your mares, stallions, and foals depends on your vigilance during the build. Consider these points when building your breeding…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Designing Your Barn to Make Hay Deliveries Easy

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When you own a barn full of horses, hay deliveries are an essential part of life. No one enjoys hay deliveries – they’re tiring and often difficult – but you can build your barn to help make hay deliveries easier! Here are some tips to make sure that hay deliveries run smoothly.

Position the Barn So the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Common Barn Layouts to Consider

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Are you trying to plan out your dream barn, but are running short on ideas? Not sure of what type of layout to use for your custom barn? No problem. Let’s take a look at some of the more common types of barn layouts so that you can find the layout that is just right for your barn!

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Precautions to Take During Hunting Season

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With the fall’s beautiful weather comes hunting season. Whether you’re heading out for a trail ride or turning your horses out in a pasture adjoining the woods, you need to be aware of the hunting seasons and take a few precautions. Here are some tips to help keep you and your horses safe!

Identify…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 6, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Horse Blankets

Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Horse Blankets

It’s hard to believe it, but blanketing season is upon us yet again! Quality horse blankets can be expensive, so it’s important to make them last as long as possible. Here are some great tips to help prolong the life of your horse blankets.

Clean Blankets Every Year

Make sure that all of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Should You Take a Break from Riding?

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At some point in their riding careers, many people wonder whether they should give riding a break. Maybe your life outside of the barn has gotten too busy, or maybe you don’t find the same enjoyment in riding that you once did. But should you take a break from riding?

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 1, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

What You Should Look for in Your Horse's Hay

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Hay is the basis of your horse’s diet, but do you know what to look for when you’re evaluating your horse’s hay? Here are some characteristics to consider.

Color and Feel

When you’re evaluating your hay, take note of the color and feel. The hay should still have a greenish color to it, but…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 30, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Caring for Your Skin as an Equestrian

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The active equestrian spends a lot of time in the sun. From long horse show days to training rides to lessons, we’re outside a lot. If you want to keep your skin looking great, follow these tips to care for your skin.

Remember Your Sunscreen

Don’t head out on a ride without your sunscreen!…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Easy Landscaping Ideas for Your Barn and Farm

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Landscaping around your barn and farm can be a challenge. You don’t want to create anything too time consuming, but you still want your property to look great. Here are some easy landscaping ideas you can put to use around your farm.

Use Horse-Friendly Plants

In addition to using only…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to Find the Right Riding Instructor for Your Child

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Your child wants to learn to ride a horse. Great! Your first task will be to find a riding instructor who is a great fit for your child. This can be a little bit of a challenge, because every child and every instructor won’t necessarily be a great match. Put these tips to work to help find the right riding instructor for your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 22, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips to Help You Prepare Your Barn for Winter

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Believe it or not, winter is just around the corner and it’s time to start preparing your barn. These tips will help you to get your barn ready to weather the coming winter.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 18, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Finding the Best Deals on Horse Supplies Online

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When you think about it, we spend a LOT of money on horse supplies every year. From tack to grooming supplies to barn supplies, it can quickly add up. Knowing how to find a great deal on horse supplies online can save you a lot of money – here are some great tips to get you started.

Buy in Bulk

Whenever possibly, try…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Design Features That Can Add Character to Your Barn

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Building your dream barn gives you the chance to express your own individual style. There are many design features you can use to add a bit of character to your barn. Here are just a few ideas.

Cupola and Weathervane

The cupola and weathervane that you select for your barn go far in…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to Introduce Your Children to Horses

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We all remember the first time we met a real, live horse. It’s a memory that stays ingrained with us forever, and it was enough to generate a lifetime with these beautiful animals. Introducing a child to horses is a special moment, but it’s also important to make sure the introduction is done well. If you want to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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