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Managing Horses on Small Acreage

Not all horse owners have the luxury of managing horses in large fields. In reality, many horses live comfortably on small acreage. It does require more planning and management though. Land is expensive, so a few acres may be all you can purchase. That’s okay, as long as you…

3-Steps to Spring Pest Control

love to make their quarters in and around horse barns. The conditions are perfect; a never ending food supply, abundant water, and a cozy shelter.  

Even an innocent looking field mouse poses a threat to your horses. That little whiskered dude has the potential to contaminate your horse’s feed,  carry …

Natural Insect Control for the Farm

After all, what’s not to love about spring? 

Oh yeah. Bugs. 

Those pesky little creatures try to ruin everything, right?

While I’d like to think that they serve a purpose of some kind, that doesn’t mean I want them buzzing around the barn or biting my horses. However, I’m not one to…

Got Mud?

I am so jealous of equestrians who have access to a mud-free, indoor riding facility. The grounds are so saturated here in North Carolina that our fields and arena are barely drained before the next storm rolls in. To me, nothing looks more dreary than a blanketed horse, standing…

Manure Management Tips

If you’ve had horses for any length of time, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve spent many an hour shoveling poo. Since the average horse produces around fifty pounds of manure each day, this adds up quickly, as one might imagine.

 

Manure management is essential not only for aesthetic reasons…

Tips for Maintaining Your Arena

Your lifelong dream has been to build an arena, and that dream has finally been made a reality. Congratulations! You’re sure to have hours of enjoyment with your new farm addition.

 

But just like a yard, garden, or swimming pool, an arena will need maintenance—more so if it’s outdoors…

Recycling, Reusing, and Reducing at the Barn

April is known as National Recycling Month. As equestrians and barn owners, it’s time to step and take the pledge to produce less waste. With the average person generating nearly 4 pounds of trash daily, it’s obvious that there’s a problem. Horse owners are just as guilty as anyone!…

Productivity Hacks for Barn Chores

There is one thing every horse owner wants, and that is more time to spend with their horses instead of cleaning up after them. Making just a few small adjustments to your barn chores routine can save you a ton of time that you can spend with your horses…

Stay Accountable this Season

Which is probably the oddest combination of things on this planet, but what can I say? I have always had an affinity for pretty paper and journal covers and my affinity for horses is obvious. But I feel bringing these two together should be easier than it is.

There…