Category Archives: barn management

about this blog, and me, and horses

So I woke up to a delightful (no sarcasm) comment on my horse blog. There aren’t many who comment here so I thought I’d give more detail about a few things she brought up that you might not be aware … Continue reading

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More barn changes: Dutch door on the north side

One of the winterizing changes we’ve made to the barn is to the north door. The original door so heavy that one person couldn’t open it! The timbers were of rough sawn, oak and because it also hung crooked with … Continue reading

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Shoo Fly Shoo ~ Fly Pest Management at a Horse Facility

Before Molly left on her trip she commented to me that she thought the flies were less in Missouri then Oklahoma. I think she put a curse on that because last week a squadron of B-52’s came in to attack … Continue reading

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Calculating Hay Needs and Slow Feeder

A great online resource for a variety of slow feeders is the Paddock¬†Paradise website. Thinking over the options, I’ve decided to go with some small hay net bags for my slow feeders. That way I can fill up the bags … Continue reading

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Tips on when you have to invest in a (temp) horse property

Let’s talk serious, for the entrapment, we’re gonna ask you for 4 big ones $4,000 for that, but we are having a special this week on proton charging, and storage of the beast, so we are gonna ask for $1,000. … Continue reading

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Choosing a stable for you and your horse

Choosing a stable seems to be a pretty obvious endeavor but I’d like to¬†give my two cents. No stable will be perfect. And no stable will fit all your needs. You’ll have to give up some things to get others … Continue reading

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Barn design: More horses need a parallel stall arrangement

Reader and blogger, Oregon Sunshine, has posted some comments about the barn layout and thinking it over, there are some good points to be learned that I would like to pass along to you in this post. If I was … Continue reading

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