Why is Barn Lime Used in Horse Stalls?

By |June 15th, 2015|

Why is barn lime used in horse stalls?

Taking proper care of a barn or horse stalls can be challenging, especially in humid climates or during harsh winters.  Both environment leads to a damper than desired barn interior and the problems associated with it.  In humid climates, a damp barn will provide the perfect environment for insect infestation.  During the winter months, many barn owners keep their barn doors closed to keep the barn warm. While necessary in many colder northern states, a closed barn causes the level of ammonia to quickly build up.  What can you do and how do […]

How to Deal With Stall Confinement Problems

By |June 8th, 2015|

Are you having issues with one of your team who’s been restricted to stall confinement?  This is a four part article which focuses how to address stall confinement problems.  We’ll go over Location and Stall Maintenance, Feeding, Exercise,  and Entertainment and Avoiding Bad Habits.  We’ll go through…

How to Keep Stall Rest “Comfy”
Finding a “New” Balance in exercise and diet
Stall Buddies for companionship
and Toys and Treats to alleviate boredom and bad habits

Part 1 – Keeping Mandatory Stall Rest “Comfy”

At some point in their life, a horse will probably be placed on stall confinement for one reason or another.  Extended stall confinement can be stressful for both the horse […]

Remember the Horse Cavalry This Memorial Day

By |May 24th, 2015|

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance that echoes throughout the United States.  Families, friends and loved ones often gather in celebration of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  The last Monday in May, and the weekend beforehand, is a much needed break in our routine.  Some families take this moment to teach about our country’s history and past relatives who laid down their lives while others simply enjoy the long weekend off of work.  If you view Memorial Day as an opportunity to revisit the sacrifices that have made our country great, don’t forget about […]

Rubber Horse Mats 101: know before you buy

By |May 13th, 2015|

Have you been considering rubber horse mats for your new custom barn or much needed barn remodel?  They’re a great choice but you may need to keep your eye out for certain features so you can decide what works best for your set-up.
The flooring you choose for your stables is one of the most important features that will keep your horse happy and in good health.  Think about how much time your team spends in the stables, either on their feet or laying down.  Providing an environment for them that is clean, safe, comfortable and healthy should be a top […]

7 Factors to Help Choose the Best Horse Fencing

By |May 4th, 2015|

When choosing the right horse fencing for your barn or land, there are many factors that can affect your final selection.  You will need to consider things like the layout, needs and ruggedness of your land, the budget you’ll be working with, and the style that you are going for.  While all of these things are very important, the top priority above all others, should be the safety of your team.  Horses are crafty, clever beasts that have a way of sniffing out any weak link in a fence line.  This curious nature may end up getting them injured, loose, […]

North American Horse Shows You Don’t Want to Miss! 

By |April 21st, 2015|

Every year, horse enthusiasts are brought to life by the multitude of amazing North American horse shows scheduled in a single year.  There are literally thousands of incredible multi-day events being held all across the Americas!  These events start on New Year’s Day and run until New Year’s Eve but, with so many tempting horse shows to choose from though, how do you pick which favorites to attend?

Here are a few of Saratoga Stalls favorite horse shows that have yet to start this year!

Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
2015 Dates: April 23 to April 26
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, United […]

The 5 Most Important Spring Farm Chores

By |February 20th, 2015|

Springtime is often met with a sigh of relief as the cold, dreary winter days move behind us and warmer, productive days lay in wait.  With the changing of the seasons, however, brings a routine of chores that are vital to keeping a well-maintained homestead.  Here is a list of what Saratoga Stalls feels are 5 of the most important spring farm chores.

Outside Barn, Building and Land Inspection – Winter storms have blown through and, if it was a hard season, can leave a path of destruction in their wake. Springtime is the best time to get out and do the […]

7 Tasty Horse Treat Recipes That Will Pamper Your Horse

By |February 14th, 2015|

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us and we’ve gotten over all the lovey store decorations and smells of chocolate, it’s time to get down to a more serious topic…  Did you remember to indulge your horse for Valentine’s Day?  Even if you historically do your best to avoid the rose-colored holiday, you can custom craft a special meaning for this time of year by pampering your ponies and going all out for your horses!

What would be the perfect way to prove your equine affection?  How about some tasty horse treats? A delicious, nutritious horse snack is the right way […]