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 […]

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 […]

Navigating Equine Law: The Role of Equine Attorneys and Why You Need One

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For anyone contemplating horse ownership, leasing, or engaging professionally in the equestrian industry, understanding the legal landscape that governs equine-related matters is non-negotiable. Equine law, with its intricacies and specific regulations, necessitates expert guidance to navigate effectively. This is where the critical role of equine attorneys comes into play- Here’s why every person involved in the equestrian world should consider having an equine attorney by their side :

Understanding the Legal Landscape

The equestrian world operates under specific regulations that govern businesses, stables, events, and more. Equine law covers a wide array of legal aspects, from […]

The Art of Helmet Decoration in Polo: Style vs. Safety

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Polo, often associated with elegance and tradition, has a long history of stylish attire. Helmet decoration, akin to trends in various sports, has evolved within polo, becoming a tradition that signifies both individual and team identities on the field while allowing personal expression. Whether it’s incorporating new colors, patterns, or innovative materials, staying current can be an exciting aspect of the game. With the increase popularity of polo over the years, where the sport blends in with fashion and lifestyle vibes, decorating helmets has become a way for players to shout out their personality and team loyalties while they […]

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