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Stalls and Bedding

My horses now live in my 2-acre backyard, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As I write, I can see my daughter’s white pony visiting his friends at the property line. My office window opens to the...
By Nikki Alvin-Smith, Horizon Structures Fall is officially here, and with it comes fantastic riding weather. As a horse farm owner it is also time to get your Fall cleanup underway and prepare for the winter season. If you live...
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Stall Bedding Options

  The most important features of stall bedding are absorbency, comfort, non-toxicity, availability and affordability. Here are a few to consider: Straw Pro: Offers cushioning Cons: Can be dusty or moldy; can be palatable, especially oat straw; not absorbent of moisture or odors Pelleted...
  Horses are…challenging on their stalls, to say the least. Between the standard chewing, banging, leaning, and pushing, it doesn’t take more than a few years for your horse’s stall to become a little worn out. And while you may...
When your horse has to spend time in a stall, make sure he's comfortable with the right type of bedding.   There are very few things as satisfying to a horse owner as knowing your four-legged friend is comfy and cozy...
When put on a restricted diet, overweight ponies have been shown to snack on stall bedding according to research from the Liverpool University Veterinary School in Great Britain. Wood shavings are often considered a safe alternative to straw for horses...
The biggest dilemma you’ll face is choosing among the vast array of options and combinations available; again, safety and ventilation should be the most important factors. A general rule of thumb for how big your stalls should be is no...
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