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Help your horse breathe better

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 9, 2022 2:26:01 PM

Early locomotives were called the "iron horse,” and using the analogy of steam engines to describe the horse’s respiratory (and circulatory) system is pretty apt. Think of the horse’s food (hay and grain) as the fuel that propels the horse’s “engine”. Like the steam engine, the fuel is converted into nutritional energy (like the locomotive’s steam) that powers the horse’s muscles.

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Barn Privacy

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 3, 2022 2:00:00 PM

For many horse owners, the farm and barn are your sanctuary. They are places where you and your family can enjoy your horses in peace. Or at least they should be. – encroaching development of neighboring properties or busy nearby roads can leave your private property feeling not so private. Don’t worry, though – we’ve come up with some great ways to maintain your privacy!

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Get Ahead of The Muddy Mess

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM

One way to keep your horse happy is with regular turnout time.  But where can he go during those cold rainy/snowy months? If you turn him out in the pasture when the ground is soggy, his hooves can easily ruin your tender young grass. 

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Keeping your barn warm

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 9, 2022 3:51:44 PM

There’s still plenty of cold weather left to get through. But with the following tips, you can help keep your barn warm even on the coldest days!

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Sliding VS. Hinged Stall Doors

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 2, 2022 2:31:58 PM

One of the major decisions that you will face when building or expanding your barn is selecting what style of horse stall you want. While there is plenty of variety between stall designs, stall doors come in just two styles – sliding and hinged. Unsure of which type of door is right for you? Here’s some information that might help in your decision!

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Reducing Wasted Hay

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 26, 2022 3:55:47 PM

Chances are that your hay bill is one of your highest bills in caring for your horse. The last thing anyone wants to do is to waste hay, especially when the cost of hay is so high. Luckily for you, we’ve got some great tips to minimize hay wastage in your barn.

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Keeping Your Grey Horse Clean

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 19, 2022 2:51:24 PM

If you own a grey horse, you know how grey horses seem to be mud and dirt magnets. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to hide dirt in a grey coat and impracticable to keep your horse in a cover sheet all the time. These tips can help you in the challenge to keep your grey horse clean.

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Enjoy the “Show” With An Arena Viewing Room

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 12, 2022 2:18:40 PM

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.

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Things to consider before riding in the snow

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 5, 2022 4:24:50 PM

Around this time of year, most places in the united states will get hit by some sort of snowfall. Riding in the snow is one of winter’s joys and is a nice change for your horse. However, there are several things to consider before taking your horse out for a snowy ride.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Barn

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Dec 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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

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