6 Steps to Renting Out Your Barn on Airbnb for Additional Income

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Converting a part of your barn into a charming Airbnb rental is a fantastic opportunity to diversify your income. Inspired by the success of Equine Facility Design’s client, Red Family Barn in Canton, Georgia, we have a few tips on how you can turn your barn into a profitable Airbnb listing:

Assessing and Planning:

Start by evaluating the part of your barn that can be converted without disrupting its primary function. It’s essential to ensure the space is accessible and safe, addressing any structural repairs needed for the roof, walls, and flooring. Planning the layout is […]

Can Music Help Your Horse Feel and Perform Better?

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We’ve all heard about the magic of Mozart for babies, how it stimulates their brains and supports their language development. But could the power of music extend beyond humans? And could it also be beneficial for horses? A 2015 study conducted by the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science suggests that music might indeed have a positive impact on the well-being and performance of race horses.

The Study and Its Findings:

Researchers from Poland aimed to determine if playing music in the barn could influence the emotional state and performance of race horses. They conducted a study […]

Spotlight on the Paris 2024 Equestrian Olympics

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As the countdown to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris ticks down to just three months, anticipation for this grand event is palpable. The equestrian competitions at Paris 2024 promise to be a highlight of the games, featuring the three main disciplines: Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Château de Versailles, these events will showcase the beauty and athleticism of both horse and rider.

A Brief History…

Equestrian sports have a rich history dating back to Ancient Greece, where the bond between rider and horse was crucial for survival in battle […]

Solidwool For Your Barn- A New Sustainable Building Material

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For barn owners in search of eco-friendly building materials, Solidwool presents an exciting opportunity! This innovative material, made from wool fibers and bio-resins, forms a durable composite with promising potential, bringing a fresh perspective to sustainable architecture. With its versatility and environmentally friendly attributes, Solidwool shows promise for applications in furniture, interior design, wall panels, and various architectural components. Could Solidwool find its place in barn design and architecture?

A Brief History…

In 2013, Justin Floyd and Hannah Floyd founded Solidwool Ltd. in Devon, England, with a mission to develop sustainable alternatives to conventional materials. Inspired […]

6 Keys to Spreading Manure for Healthier Pastures

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Maintaining healthy pastures is an important part in keeping a clean and hygienic barn environment. One age-old practice that significantly enhances pasture health is the proper spreading of manure. When handled and applied properly, manure plays a significant role in enhancing soil fertility, promoting nutrient cycling, and improving overall pasture vitality, creating healthier grazing grounds for horses. Here are a 6 key practices of spreading manure to ensure healthier pastures:

1) Strategic Timing:
Timing is everything when it comes to spreading manure. To maximize its benefits, apply manure at a time when the weather and soil conditions […]

Benefits of Structuring Your Equestrian Business as an LLC

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Running an equestrian business, whether it’s a barn, a training facility, or a breeding operation, involves more than just caring for horses. It’s about managing risks, ensuring the safety of riders and animals, and protecting your assets. One effective way to achieve this is by structuring your equestrian business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). This legal entity can provide various benefits and protections essential for the long-term success of your equine enterprise.

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure that combines the flexibility of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the liability protection of […]

Dejan Zdravković Interview

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Meet Dejan Zdravković, the artistic mind behind Dejan-Art. From a childhood in his grandfather’s carpentry workshop to becoming the founder of an art company specializing in unique sculptures, notably his iconic horse head wood carvings, Dejan’s artistic journey reflects his passion and dedication. We caught up with Dejan to explore his inspirations and gain insights into his process of crafting these beautiful sculptures using a variety of materials.

Can you share a bit about your background and how your journey as an artist began?

“I was born on November 24, 1987 in small town in […]

7 Tips to Name Your Foal in 2024

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Welcoming a new foal into the world is a thrilling journey cherished by every horse owner. With the 2024 foaling season around the corner, breeders anticipate one of most significant and exciting decisions of the year: choosing the perfect name for their new foals! Did you know that certain breeds have traditions where foals are named based on the first letter corresponding to the year of their birth? For instance, breeds like Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds often associate each year with a specific letter for naming foals.

Naming a foal is a quest to define its personality, pedigree, or highlight a […]

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