Horsekeeping

For some horses, communal stabling (or shared stalls) may be the solution to behavior problems, stress related health issues, and excess energy during riding.

Stabling Horses: 4 Options for Shared Stalls and Communal Herd Stabling

American horse owners generally avoid pasturing horses alone, but always stable horses one-per-stall. Why do we stall horse separately and is it possible that alternative stabling might be cheaper, easier, and healthier for many horses? Read on to learn more.   Do Horses Need Their Own Separate Stalls? Short Answer: In traditionally built barns, Yes. …

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What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen – Recovering Stolen Saddles

When you realize something has been stolen, it’s natural to panic. Brains flood with cortisol as we realize our property has been violated and it can be hard to think clearly. I remember this experience well from when my horse trailer was stolen while I was showing solo at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the …

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How to create functional horse waterers out of unexpected vessels

Creative Watering for Horse Pastures and Barns

It wasn’t long after bringing our horses home to our first farm that we discovered the magic of auto-waterers. While automatic livestock waterers can cost upwards of $1000 to install (when plumbed underground and installed with high-end insulation) we quickly discovered that this cheap piece of plumbing equipment pictured below could turn almost ANY water …

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Water Troughs from Freezing without an Electric Heater

6 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HORSE’S WATER THAWED WITHOUT A HEATER: 1. Partially Cover the Water’s Surface Cover as much of the surface of your tank as you can. Consider using c-clamps to secure plywood or polystyrene foam insulation to partially cover the top of your trough. Troughs generally have a large surface area; covering …

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