Content tagged "horse facilities"

Equine Facilities: Parking, People, and Equipment

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of VermontSeveral issues must be addressed before the client steps onto the property. In either a...

Equine Facilities: Stall Barn Lighting

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyGood illumination is important for the convenience and safety of both the horse and attendant. Provide adequate...

Equine Facilities: Stall Flooring and Bedding

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyPacked or puddled rock-free clay on a well-drained base makes one of the best floors for stables. It is usually easy to...

Equine Facilities: Stall Dimensions

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyFor riding horses, the minimum box stall is 10' x 10'. More commonly, box stalls are 12' x 12', although stalls 16' x...

Equine Facilities: Stall Barn Design Construction

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe construction of your facility should be conducive to the safety and welfare of your clientele, employees, and...

Equine Facilities: Stall Barn Windows

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyA small, adjustable 2' x 2' window in each box stall will provide light and assist in ventilation. However, windows are...

Basics of Effective Horse Fencing

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Fences for Horses Taken from Fences for Horses by G. T. Roberson & R. A. Mowrey Whether it's a backyard pen for a single horse or a large equestrian center,...

Types of Fences for Horses

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Taken from "Fences for Horses" by G. T. Roberson & R. A. MowreyThere are many options in fencing material available to the owner. The most common materials...

Equine Facilities: Construction Materials for Partitions and Walls

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyStall walls and partitions should be tight, smooth, and free of sharp corners, loose wires, protruding bolts and nails,...

Types of Fencing Available to Horse Owners

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Adequate fencing is a necessity of owning or boarding horses. Many factors must be taken into consideration when choosing or building a horse fence.This...

Equine Facilities: Drinking Water Supply

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyA healthy horse needs an adequate supply of fresh water of the same quality as is used for human consumption. A mature...

Pasture Facilities for Equines

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ann Swinker, Extension Horse Specialist, Penn State University Horses should have some protection from the hot sun, wind and precipitation. This can vary...

Fence Planning for Horses

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses.Fencing is a major capital investment...

Horse Stall Design

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

No matter what your management style or needs, the basics of a safe horse stall are the same. Many options that effect function and cost are available for...

Equine Facilities: Pasture and Paddock Area Requirements

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The area requirements for pastures or paddocks associated with a run-in shed will vary depending upon the number of...

Equine Facilities: Barn Alleyways and Access Doors

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAlthough horses may be groomed and tacked up in stalls, it is better to have a designated area for these tasks. Horses...

Equine Facilities: Hay and Shavings Storage

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

Betsy Greene, University of VermontIn ideal situations, hay would not be stored in the horse barn due to the fire hazard. Additionally, it may be very...

Stall Floor Materials & Drainage

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

The most suitable floor is highly dependent on management style, while personal preferences can have a strong influence. Fortunately, there are many options...

Fire Safety in Horse Stables

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

In the blink of an eye, a fire can destroy a barn structure and all its occupants, while the humans watch helplessly. Many advances in residential fire...

Horse Stable Ventilation

Horses Updated: October 17, 2014

We all know that the stable should smell like fresh forage and clean horses rather than manure or ammonia. Yet, failure to provide adequate ventilation is...

Equine Facilities: Barn Roof Styles and Construction: Gambrel Roof

Horses Updated: June 25, 2014

 

Effective Horse Fencing

Horses Updated: November 17, 2013

Learn more about safe fencing strategies for your horse facility. Safe, sturdy fencing is an important component of horse facility management. Factors such...

Planning a Horse Pasture

Horses Updated: October 10, 2013

When planning your horse pasture, you should ask yourself the following question: will the pasture be a major feed source or just an exercise area? Krishona...

HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Equine Pasture Management

Horses Updated: June 17, 2013

Why is good pasture important to horses? Well, because horses should consume at least 1-2% of their body weight each day in forage (hay or pasture). A 1000...

Grazing Systems for Horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Robert A. Mowrey,Ph.D., Extension Horse Husbandry Specialist and Kevin R. Pond, Professor, Department of Animal Science, NCSU. Grazing systems used in horse...

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