Horse Barn Specialized Areas, Bedding, Décor and Other Topics

Horse Barn Specialized Areas, Bedding, Décor and Other Topics

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Horse Bedding – An Introduction

Horses are bedded in stalls on different materials and with different styles.   Which type and style of bedding used is dependent on price, availability purpose and the whim of the owner.  This sounds like picking a bed for ourselves even though we, and our horses and...

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Horse Bedding – Paper And Cardboard

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Paper used for bedding has been around for a while and if you think about it, paper and cardboard are processed wood.  There are several types of shredded newspaper and chopped cardboard. **CONTINUED IN ARTICLE TAB** Related...

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Horse Bedding – Straw

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Straw is the collection and baling of the stems of a grain crop left over after the grain has been harvested.  Wheat is the most common straw used for bedding but oats, rye and barley are also used. **CONTINUED IN ARTICLE TAB**...

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Horse Bedding – Styles

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Everyone seems to have a different way they add, distribute and clean the bedding of the stalls.  I believe there are only a few rules.  The first is to remove all waste material.  In other words if you are going to spend time and...

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Horse Bedding – Unusual Materials

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material There have been other materials used for bedding horses with some being new ideas and other fairly old.  The ones I have seen are flax, hemp, peat moss and shredded bark.  I don’t have enough experience with any of these to comment...

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Horse Bedding – Wood

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Wood bedding comes in many materials and forms.  The most common woods used are the soft woods representing the coniferous trees (pines) while the least common are the hardwoods representing the deciduous trees (maple, walnut,...

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Horse Farm Décor – An Introduction

Horse barns and farms take on an individual flavor and uniqueness brought on by the décor (decorations) applied.  Some are small and some very large.  This is a place to enjoy and get ideas from for your farm. Grab your coffee (or wine / beer) and settle in. Use the...

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Horse Farm Décor – Images

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Décor are the individual touches people add to the barn to make it their own. This one is fun – enjoy! Related material – Sometimes I have a lot of material here that I have written, podcasted, video blogs and other things. ...

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Specialized Areas – An Introduction

The topics covered here are the unique areas on farms made for a specific purpose (farrier station, vet lab, tack rooms, turn out sheds).  The images here are the ones I see the most on farms. Use the browser back button or menu to return to the index of topics. Back...

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Specialized Areas – Feed Rooms

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Feed rooms are specialized areas within the barn used for preparing the food delivered to the horses.  It often doubles as storage for food but here, the article and images are about organization and preparation. **CONTINUED IN...

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Specialized Areas – Grooming Stalls And Wash Racks

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material One of the fun things to do with horses is bathing and grooming the horse.  Even the hard edged rancher appreciates a clean horse.  Having a specialized area to do these things is common on almost every farm I visit. **CONTINUED IN...

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Specialized Areas – Laundry Rooms

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Laundry rooms are often seen in barns where horse hair can be kept from the clothes people wear.  Washing horse blankets requires a heavy duty machine.  Where there are a lot of horses using leg wraps, saddle pads and blankets,...

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Specialized Areas – Professional Working Areas

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Areas dedicated for use by visiting professionals are found in large barns where their activity can be separated from the day to day activities of grooming or the movement of horses in and out of the barn.  This helps efficiency...

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Specialized Areas – Tack Rooms

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material If you ride your horses you will need a place to keep your saddle, bridle and cleaning supplies.  This room should be organized and kept clean.  This said, I have seen plenty of owners who work out of a trunk or the back of their...

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Top 10 Horse Barn Safety Tips – a HorseTalk™ Webcast

This is Doc T with my HorseTalk™ webcast about the Top 10 Barn and Farm Safety Tips. This is a FAST PACED video so get a pad of paper and pen to write down all the ideas I go through to make your farm safer for horses. Most of the dangerous things on your farm are not...

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Horse Bedding – Wood

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Wood bedding comes in many materials and forms.  The most...

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