Top Tips When Choosing a Vet

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Your vet is an essential partner in keeping your horse healthy, and choosing the right vet can be a challenging decision, especially when you have lots of options. This is a choice you need to make carefully. If you’re looking for a new vet, consider these factors when making your decision.

Weigh the Benefits of Independent Vets Against Big Practices

One of the first decisions you’ll face is whether to go with a vet who practices independently, or whether a larger multi-vet practice might be right for you. Both options have their advantages.

Vets who […]

Designing Your Barn Lounge With Clients in Mind

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When designing an equine facility that will offer boarding, training, and lessons, your indoor riding arena and barn lounge or viewing room become hubs of activity. They’re also important elements that can help to attract new clients, and they’ll see significant daily use, too. Your barn lounge serves many purposes, from a gathering place to a room where clients can warm up on cold winter days. When designing your lounge, consider these elements to create a space that’s functional, welcoming, and that appeals to your clients.

Consider the Lounge’s Uses

In most cases, your […]

Top Tips for Retiring Your Horse at Home

After years of riding and competing with your horse, he may arrive at a point where it’s time for him to retire. With retirement facilities few and far between, many horse owners decide to retire their horses at home. If you’ve decided that retiring your horse at home is right for you, then carefully planning out your facilities can contribute to your senior horse’s safety, well-being, and health. Consider the following tips when planning out your barn and pastures.

Stall Size

With issues like arthritis affecting an older horse’s ability to lie down […]

Strategies to Increase Your Boarding Barn’s Revenue

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Running a boarding barn business is full of challenges, including financial ones. If your barn isn’t bringing in the revenue that you need to stay profitable, there are plenty of ways that you can change that. These five tips can boost your barn’s profitability without requiring any substantial changes to your business model.

Raise Your Rates

One of the simplest and fastest ways to increase your boarding barn’s revenue is to raise your rates, but this needs to be done carefully. It’s a good idea to get into the practice of evaluating your expenses […]

Ways You Can Give Back to the Horse World

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The horse world gives us a lot. It’s a source of entertainment, enjoyment, competition, and even financial income. But for all that the horse world gives you, how much do you give back? Consider the following ways that you can help to support charities, horses in need, and even young riders.

Adopt a Rescue Horse

If you have an empty stall in your barn, you might want to adopt a rescue horse. Adopting a horse from a reputable rescue will make a difference not only in that horse’s life, but also in the life of the […]

Five Steps to a Safer Stall

Your horse spends a large amount of his time in his stall, and anytime you put a horse in an enclosed space, there’s potential for him to get injured. Poorly designed stalls can lead to plenty of accidents, but many of these risks can be prevented through careful stall design and construction. Read on for details on how we recommend Equine Facility Design clients build their stalls for maximized safety.

Plan for Generously Sized Stalls

Starting with the right stall size can help to prevent casting, and can also keep your horses more comfortable. Stall size depends […]

How to Build Your Barn Aisle for Safety

When building a barn, safety of both horses and humans should always be a priority. Your barn aisle is one of the most heavily trafficked areas, but it’s also an area with the potential for significant accidents to occur. Many of these dangers can be reduced or prevented by building a barn aisle that’s designed to be as safe as possible. When planning and building a barn, consider the following important safety tips.

Choose an Appropriate Width and Height

An aisle that’s too narrow can increase the chance of accidents occurring and can make those […]

Equilume: Lighting the Way to a Better Barn

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Traditionally, when you’re preparing mares for breeding or want to keep your performance horses from growing thick winter coats, you’d turn to your barn’s lighting for a solution. Leaving barn lights on overnight through the winter simulates the longer days of summer, tricking horses’ bodies and preventing some of their winter physical responses.

But leaving all of the lights on in your barn has its disadvantages, too, including a hefty electric bill. Equilume offers some practical and fascinating alternatives.

Equilume Stable Light

The Equilume Stable Light is based on the same idea of leaving your […]

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