Classic Equine Connection

Types/Style of Barns

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 3, 2021 2:57:29 PM

One of your toughest (but most fun) decisions when building your barn will be choosing your barn style. There are many to choose from and each style will have modifications. Things to consider are the style’s suitability to your climate, the function or “flow” of your horse work and, of course, your budget. The amount of time you can wait for a new barn is also a factor. A modular barn can be erected in a few days, while a pole barn can take months.

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Checking your barn for winter damage

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 24, 2021 5:18:32 PM

We can only hope the worst of winter is behind us. Two weeks of ice and snow stormed through a large chunk of the U.S. causing dangerous road conditions, power outages, and extremely low temperatures. Now, there seems to be a wave of fresh air, sunny skies and spring like temps. While you can, start evaluating your barn for any winter damage.- The sooner, the better!

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Keep Horse Feed Secure

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 17, 2021 2:34:24 PM

We all know how sensitive equine digestive systems are. It’s important that we only put quality feed into our horses, and that all begins with how we store the feed once it enters our barns. Take a look at these tips to make sure you’re doing things right when it comes to storing horse feed!

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Put Your Tax Return Towards Upgrading Your Barn

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 10, 2021 2:00:00 PM

If you are lucky enough to be getting a tax return from the government this year, consider investing at least some of that money into upgrading your barn. As we’ve said before, you don’t have to do a major overhaul all at one time to get your dream barn. Start with something small that can make a big impact on your barn’s look and/or functionality.

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Getting Through The Rest of Winter

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 3, 2021 3:30:48 PM

As the cold weather drags on, it tends to feel like the end of winter is nowhere in sight.  Groundhog Day was in fact yesterday February 2nd and whether you believe it or not, Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog indeed saw his shadow and predicts 6 more weeks of winter! Here is a list of things to do to get you through the rest of winter.

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Riding Motivation Tips

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 27, 2021 3:33:46 PM

With the cold, wet weather and darker days, it becomes more difficult to get yourself to the barn and into the saddle. Finding that initial motivation to go ride can be a real challenge, so here are some tips to get yourself to the barn.

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Retirement Options For Your Horse

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Your horse has been your partner and your friend for many years. But now, for whatever reason, you have to find a new home for him. You may have outgrown him. Or it may be for financial reasons. Or his age is catching up to him. But don’t despair. There are a lot of great homes and options out there for your equine friend. Here are a few you can consider.

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A Few of Our Favorite (Winter) Things

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 6, 2021 2:00:00 PM

If you own or manage a barn, over the years you’ve probably come up against some winter challenges.  Here is a list of some things that may make your job a bit easier.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Barn

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Dec 30, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Have you started planning out your New Year Resolutions? Are you stumped on just what your goals for the upcoming year should be? We’ve come up with some great barn-related resolutions. Take a look and see if one of these ideas might be right for you.

 

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How much do you know about Santa's Reindeer?

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Dec 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

It's that time of the year! Santa is coming to town, and with him he brings his trusty reindeer crew! Here is some fun information about Reindeer that you may not know!

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