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Home and Acreage

Many horse owners have their horse on the same property as their house along with enough acreage to support their horse’s nutritional needs. Whether you want to design your own property for an overall horse home or you want tips on maintaining your farm or ranch and its acreage, Horse Illustrated has you covered with its articles on home and horse farms. Delve deeper into topics, such as arenas and footing and pastures and fencing. Topics include designing your perfect horse property, building a barn, creating an arena on site and how to maintain that arena, types of footing, pasture maintenance, managing mud, poisonous plants, types of horse fencing, what fencing to avoid, and more.

It’s Electric: All About Electric Horse Fencing

Electric fencing remains a very popular and effective fence choice for many horse properties. And it’s for good reason: Electric…

3 weeks ago

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the Barn

For over 50 years, the “green” movement has been gaining ground, encouraging everyone to be conscious of the critical need…

4 weeks ago

What Type of Fencing is Best for Horses?

Horses are some of the most majestic animals on this planet—and if you don’t believe us, just take a moment…

2 months ago

Horse Pasture Rehab

On a rise near the edge of our horse property, we have two adjoining pastures. This is where a couple…

10 months ago

How to Grow Your Own Hay

Most horse owners must purchase hay every year—a process that can be somewhat frustrating as it puts you in search…

1 year ago

Winter Survival Guide: How to Get Your Horse Through Winter

Winter horse keeping can be a real pain in the neck, no matter where you live and what challenges come…

1 year ago

Help a Local Equine Rescue

Most of us seek to do good in the world, especially when it comes to helping horses in transition. But…

1 year ago

Ten Trees Toxic to Horses

There’s nothing like having some nice shade trees around your pasture to protect your horses from the hot afternoon sun.…

2 years ago

Eco-Friendly Horsekeeping

You drive a gas-saving vehicle. You bring cloth bags to the grocery store. You turn off the faucet while brushing…

2 years ago

Fall Farm Prep

When it still feels like fall to you, your horses know better! And they start putting on their winter coats…

2 years ago