When you own a barn full of horses, hay deliveries are an essential (and often constant) part of life. While some hay farms or feed stores will deliver hay directly to you, it is often left up to the barn owner to transport and load their own hay. And while some stores do deliver, they may also have certain requirements when unloading. Here are some tips to make sure hay deliveries run smoothly.
It's just about that time. - Summer is just around the corner and we are starting to spend countless hours in the hot sun riding horses at shows, rodeos, training in the arena or trail riding. For both kids and adults, a sunburn can be very painful and sometimes even lead to sun poisoning. If you want to keep your skin looking great, along with staying healthy follow some of these tips.
A barn is built by just two people – you and your barn builder. Although there may be a crew of people physically working on the job, the success of your barn is going to depend on your relationship with the builder himself.
The controversy with how to deworm, when to deworm and even IF you should deworm has been loud and heated. The solutions seem to either be overmedicate (and your horse develops a resistance to dewormers) or don’t deworm at all (and take a chance your horse becomes sick). But there IS a happy medium.
With the weather getting nicer, it seems the perfect time for a trail ride. But sometimes it’s hard to get everyone to the barn at the same time. At some point, almost any rider will have to ride alone. Riding alone can be a wonderful way to connect with your horse and enjoy some solitude, but there’s also an element of danger to mounting up when you’re the only one on the property. Before you ride solo, think about putting some or all of these safety tips to use.
Have you thought about boarding horses on your own property? Whether you have been around horses your entire life or you are brand new to horses, building and operating a boarding facility is a big responsibility. There is a long list of questions and decisions you will have to make along the way but if you have the right location, materials and manpower owning a boarding facility may be the perfect fit for you. Here are just a few cost considerations when it comes to boarding.
Whether you are building your barn for your own personal use or as a business for boarding, training or breeding, you need to know what your liability risk is and how to best insure yourself and your assets from lawsuits. While this blog is based on a seminar by Oregon equine attorney Kathryn A. Hall, the information is not to be construed as legal advice – it is strongly recommended that you meet with your own lawyer and insurance agent who specialize in equine businesses.
Trail riding is a great activity, but if you’re hesitant to hit the trail because your horse might miss out on schooling, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of training exercises that can be used during a trail ride so that your horse can train while you enjoy the change of scenery. Here are a few exercises to get you started.
While we’re firm believers in the fact that you can never have too many horses, keeping multiple horses fit all at the same time can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve come up with some great tips to help you save time while keeping your horses conditioned and exercised.
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