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Stable Management

Learn all you can about equine facility management from Horse Illustrated's stable management articles. We write about the outside of the stable or barn to everything on the inside, including tack rooms, stalls, bedding, and farm equipment. Learn all you need to about stable management, especially when it comes to safety around the stable, organization, barn rules, insuring a barn, emergency planning, running an equine facility or business, choosing the best bedding, building a barn on your perfect equine property, creating the perfect wash rack, adding amenities to the farm, and so much more. To horse lovers, the barn is their second home. Is it any wonder that horse people want that barn to be clean, organized, safe, comfortable, and managed well.

No matter how much you enjoy riding away from home at shows or on trail rides, you probably cringe at the gas pump watching the total spiral ever higher when you have to fill up your tow vehicle. Tow...
Because virtually every aspect of horse ownership carries some degree of risk, horse owners should consider the possibility that things can sometimes go wrong and lead to legal issues. In most common cases, the horse does not present the...
These handy devices alert EMS or contacts in case of emergency. Some feature fall-detection, GPS location and two-way communication as well—all useful tools and alerts for equestrians in case of an emergency.Medical Guardian Pendant, Clip-on or Watch Features GPS location...
Horses are physiologically designed to graze nearly constantly (up to 15 hours a day), but health issues such as obesity and high risk for grass founder can make it necessary to restrict their grass intake. Though the idea of...
We all have our own ways of dealing with stress, setbacks, relationship woes, demanding workloads and all of the effects these discomforts bring to our minds and bodies. There are countless ways humans will try to distract themselves, resulting...
When horses get bored, they sometimes get destructive, as many chewed stall walls and broken fence rails can attest. A bored horse is a horse looking for something to pass the time, and unfortunately, their ideas often cause damage....
Whether you’ve owned horses for a long time or you’re planning to buy your first horse (or first horse in a long time), one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is: Where will my horse live?There...
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 326 deadly barn fires occurred during the period 2013-2017. In 2022 a devastating fire hurt the Indiana Thoroughbred breeding industry when one Indiana farm burned to the ground. Broodmares carrying the...
Many of us depend on trainers or friends to haul our horses to competitions, trailheads, or emergency veterinary appointments. That’s a sufficient strategy for some, but there’s a particular sort of freedom that comes from taking the leap and...
Because virtually every aspect of horse ownership carries some degree of risk, horse owners should consider the possibility that things can sometimes go wrong. Frequently the horse does not present the only risk: People who will be interacting with...
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