Between spring cleaning, fresh hay in your barn, and the allergens in the air, prioritizing your horse’s respiratory health becomes more important than other. Whether you have a horse with known respiratory issues or want to simply keep all of your horses healthy, these tips can help.
Focus on providing plenty of ventilation within your barn. You can do this in multiple ways. Opening up all of your windows and doors can create cross-breezes, and using barn fans, if you have them, can help to generate airflow.
If you don’t yet have open […]
Over the winter, your horse blankets become caked in mud and hair, and they develop a scent that’s pretty powerful by the spring. As weather improves and your horses no longer need blankets, it’s time to clean them, which means you have a big chore ahead of you. The following tips can help you to clean your blankets while also preserving their life.
Consider a Professional
There are many professional blanket washing services, and there are definite advantages to using these services. You can save significant time and hassle, especially if you have multiple horses with […]
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread through the country, chances are you’re facing some challenges in managing your barn that you’ve never encountered before. Some states have gone into lockdowns, requiring all non-essential businesses to close, while others are still fully operational. In this uncertain time, how do you ensure that your horses receive the care they need while keeping yourself, your barn staff, and your boarders safe? These tips can help.
Stay Up to Date with Your State’s News
Because states are in different phases of restrictions and lockdowns, it’s […]
You may have a spring cleaning to-do list for your barn, but how much attention are you giving your horse pastures? A spring pasture maintenance plan can help to keep those pastures in good condition year-round, and that can help to keep your horses safe. When it comes to maintaining your pastures this spring, make sure that these five tips are on your to-do list.
Check and Maintain Fences
Start your pasture maintenance with a careful check of all of your fencing. Walk your fences and inspect them for damaged areas, loose posts, and other […]
Having a well-stocked first aid kit in your barn can leave you better prepared to deal with equine injuries and illnesses. While the standard essentials like gauze pads and a thermometer are always helpful, in some situations, some more unusual items may be the key to giving your horse the care he needs. If it’s time to refresh your first aid kit, consider adding these less common items to it so that you’re well-prepared for any equine health emergency.
Bicycle Inner Tube
In an emergency, you can cut a bicycle inner tube in half […]
If you have extra stalls in your barn, or if you’re thinking of building a new barn, you might be considering starting a boarding barn business. This can be an exciting business opportunity, but it’s also important to make sure that this is the right decision for you. If you’re thinking of starting a boarding barn, consider the following factors when making your decision.
Income and Additional Services
Boarding businesses aren’t traditionally highly profitable operations on their own. While it’s possible to make a profit off of a boarding-only operation, venturing into […]
The time for spring cleaning is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start working on your feed room now. A clean feed room is also a safer feed room, and if your barn’s in need of a good cleaning, this is the perfect place to start. These five tips can help you to gain some space and some organization in this important room.
Start By Throwing Out Old Feed
A good cleaning needs to start with throwing out any old or expired feed. Take some time to check all of your […]
With it still being early in the New Year, are you thinking about ways to expand your boarding barn business this year? If business has been thriving, it may be time to take on additional boarders, expand your service offerings, or otherwise build your business and increase its profitability. The following strategies can help you break down the task of expanding your business into more manageable steps.
Update Your Business Plan
When expanding your boarding barn business, chances are that you’ll want to bring on additional boarders. But before you start marketing and expanding, update your business […]