8 Excellent Reasons to Buy Your Child a Horse

Are you trying to decide whether to buy your child a horse this year? We’ve got a quick rundown of points that may help you with your decision.
It’s springtime, again!  The weather is beautiful and your child knows that summer is right around the corner.  They’ve been asking for a horse for a while now and have met all the goals you set for them when their horse interest first began.  Unless your family is already living an equestrian life, you may want to make sure of these points:

They have attended a year or more of riding lessons and […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Designing a Great Horse Barn Requires These 3 Things!

For those of us who spend more time at the barn than at home, we know an ideal barn would be overwhelming to design on your own. Not only should it look beautiful, it must function best for all the activities that go on inside it. The stalls need to be secure and comfortable enough to suit any horse that may reside within. There also needs to be plenty of storage space for all your horse’s tack, feed, and barn tools. Nifty accessories can help minimize the time and amount of farm chores that faithful equestrians complete each day, hoping […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arena Footing Check-up for 2017

One the most important factors in a horse arena is the footing. Arena footing is a term used for the ground or surface that you and your horse will train and ride on. Although the condition and footing material that you lay in your arena can easily slip to the back of your mind after initially placed, it has a great impact on the horse, rider, and the arena itself. Having secure footing helps a horse to maintain fluid movement as it walks, trots, or canters. The freshly-kept material cushions a horse’s hooves by absorbing part of the ground’s stiff […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Fire Safety Checklist for Horse Farms

Winter fire safety on a horse farm is nothing to take lightly.  Have you made sure your horse barn and stables are as protected as possible this year?
Though owners of horse farms should be wary of barn fires year round, winter fire safety is especially important. According to a 2012 report by the National Fire Prevention Association, the majority of barn fires, a whopping 23%, are caused by heating equipment, especially heat lamps.  All horse lovers know we shouldn’t smoke in a barn and take care to pack hay properly but, it’s hard to make sure all the farm hands […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fast Facts About Saratoga Horse Stall Installation

Sometimes, taking on a project like horse stall installation can seem daunting, even to the experienced horseman (or woman!). We’re often tempted to just hire a professional to do it, which saves us time and stress but hits the purse strings.  When you order a horse stall parts or a horse stall kit from a company like Saratoga Stalls, it’s much easier than you think! If you’re a general DIYer or just looking to try this project out for size, you may want to start here with our list of fast facts on horse stall installation.
Below are a few fast […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stallion Stall and Fencing Requirements

Interested in learning more about stallion stall and fencing requirements?  We have 6 points that will help you do the best by your beloved steed!
A strong, good-looking stallion can easily become the pride of any barn. Seen throughout books and films, stallions play the role of a knight’s noble steed by adding an aesthetic of power and strength. These horses actually gained their namesake from Henry VII, who passed a series of laws that required uncastrated male horses to be kept in stalls. The name “stallion” translates into “stalled one” because Henry felt that the stallion’s power should be kept […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Barn Renovations: the good, bad, and the ugly

Leaky roofs, troubled stall doors, poor lighting, and unsafe flooring – is it time to look into barn renovations for your horse farm?
We all know when it’s time to remodel our horse stable but, it’s so easy to procrastinate!  Well, let this winter be the motivation you need to get the job started.  Cooler weather gives you the chance to note anything that doesn’t work well or needs to be completely replaced once things begin to melt.  A winter of planning will make a smooth spring transition for your barn renovations!

Become familiar with your existing layout and property
Only after working […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

13 Haunting Horse Halloween Costume Ideas – 2016

Are you looking for a unique idea for your Horse Halloween Costume this year?  We have 13 brilliant examples, lined up and ready for your inspection… 
When the winds start to blow their harvest chill and the leaves begin to mesmerize you with rich shades of autumn, it’s ripe time to start planning a haunting halloween costume for your favorite beast.  There are so many ideas and costumes to choose from, it may be hard to narrow it down to just one.  To add to the array of amazing ideas, here are some of the best ones I’ve seen this year!
The Best Horse […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fall Fire Safety Tips for Horse Barns

If you ask a group of horse owners to name a few things they never want to see, you’ll likely hear ‘barn fire’ mentioned again and again.  Barn fires always top of the list of fall and winter fire safety concerns.
Last year, we saw these types of fires destroy farms and lives around country.  With the drought a lot of the country has been experienced, barn and horse estate fires have been far too prevalent.  Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, let’s put quarterly effort into fire safety awareness. This October especially, let’s concentrate on […]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Horse Lovers Fall Chore List of Often Neglected Needs

Is a horse lovers fall chore list more involved than that of a regular farm? Maybe!  We work extra smart to ensure the often neglected needs of a horse farm are met and dealt with before the cold days of winter are on us.
Now that the temperature is dropping and vibrant autumn leaves are making their annual appearance, it’s obvious that fall has arrived. The cooler weather is welcomed by those riders who dared to ride during the summer’s unforgiving heat, and all of us admire the autumnal foliage. Whether you own or board, we’re sure you’re well into your fall chores, as the […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments