Tuesday, February 25 2014 by Editor
The land where you build a barn is almost as important as the barn itself. It should be both easy to develop and enjoyable to use. In this post, let’s go land shopping! Know the zoning.
A good design is one that uses materials wisely and space efficiently. If you’re building a barn , take a Goldilocks approach: it shouldn’t be too big or too small. But how do you know what is just right?
Thursday, January 23 2014 by Editor
When you pull into the grounds of an equestrian facility, chances are the first thing you notice is the entrance way. Entrance gates provide a great way for facility owners to make a statement, and they establish the visitor’s initial impression of the type of facility that lies beyond the gates. Today Ken Wegner, Classic Equine Equipment’s West Coast Territory Sales Representative, discusses property entrance gates and what they can do for your equine facility
Thursday, May 16 2013 by Editor
When building your barn, you may want to consider special stalls for “special needs” horses, e.g. mares and foals and new horses to your barn
Sometimes building a new barn isn’t an option. Perhaps you purchased property with an existing barn and, while the structure is sound and in good repair on the outside, the insides could use some help.
Previously we discussed the importance of looking at all your options (both now and in the future) when designing your barn . In fact, you may need to expand the idea of just building a barn and look at building a “facility” – barn, arena, turnout, storage, parking, etc
Adding those extra touches around your barn is a great way to turn your facility from practical to perfect. One of the easiest ways to upgrade your stable is with landscaping.
Wash bays are typically the same size as a stall. They can be used for many other tasks as well – grooming, tacking up, shoeing and vet visits.
In addition to the basics for comfortable and safe stalls for your horse, there are a lot of add-ons to personalize your stable and to make horse care easier.