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4 Ways to Prepare Your Farm for Spring

In Ohio, we have had our share of snow this year! I know that spring will be here soon because the birds have started to sing their full songs and my chickens have started to lay again! The snow comes and the sun melts it into the lifeless looking…

Get the Real Scoop on Stall Cleaning

It’s also one of the few things that even a non-horsey person can appreciate when visiting your barn.

A clean stall shows up front that you take care of your facility and your horses. A clean stall is also one of the best places to start looking if you think…

Things Every Barn Needs

Whether you have barn help or not, having these items around your barn might make your life easier when you least expect it. Many things on the list are household items. Some are made specifically for equine use, and a few others you may have never thought of for…

Becoming a New Horse Owner

I have received many questions from horse owners, throughout the years at Ramm. The variety of these questions are so varied. They range from every horse product – fencing and stall installation to ‘how to take care of horses’. Sometimes the questions are so loaded that my answers are…

Introducing a New Horse to the Herd

Congratulations! You’ve just bought a new horse. Whether it is your first, a second one to be a buddy to an “only” horse, or another to add to your ever-growing herd, be prepared to introduce him to his new home correctly. 

If you are bringing him home to join your…

Fencing For Foals

One of your most critical investments will be creating the environment where your foal takes those first steps, jumps, and hops in the big new world. 

Just as you would prepare a nursery ahead of time for a new baby, (of the human variety), pre-planning a nursery paddock for your…

Planning Your Gates

When installed properly, they offer a safe point for you and your horses to enter and exit. For maximum convenience, place your gates as close as possible to the entry/exit point of your barn. This will save time and also make turn out easier for anyone who may help…

Eliminate Frozen Water Buckets in the Winter

January winds and cold crunchy snow abound in our Ohio region this time of the year! Cold weather climates can be challenging for horse owners when it comes to keeping unfrozen water sources for horses. Do you chip ice twice or three times a day? Are you tired of…

5 Tips to Make Barn Chores Easier

Isn’t it always the small things that make all the difference? When we are working in our barns or with our horses, the simplest of conveyances can make life so much easier. I was thinking about this and wanted to give you a short list of tips and products…