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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.

If you’ve owned or been around horses long enough, you’ll no doubt have witnessed the gamut of trailer-loading abilities. From the highly desired self-loader to the horse who simply refuses to get on to everything in between, loading onto...
There are so many details to think about when choosing a new boarding facility or when bringing your horses home, but some choices should be non-negotiable for the safety and well-being of your horses. Among these non-negotiable stipulations for...
Many horse owners dream of owning a home riding arena or facility. Lucky you—your dream has come true. You have the barn, your horses are happily settled, and now you’re eyeing that bare patch of ground and envisioning your...
When you’re out driving through the countryside in the springtime, a field full of yellow buttercups can be a lovely sight. When that field is your horse’s pasture, however, all those yellow buttercups can be a stress-inducing vision to...
These 7 tips for spring pasture maintenance will keep your horses grazing on beautiful, healthy grass all year long.It’s that time of year when the grass gets greener and starts growing fast. But is it time to open the...
It’s the end of a busy horse show day, and you’re worn out. The horses are loaded, your gear is packed, and you just want to head for home. Unfortunately, the parking lot that was wide open when you...
It’s no secret that prices are going up, up, up! Understandably, equestrians are watching every dollar so they can continue taking great care of their horses amid inflation.Instead of cruising along on autopilot, take a minute to walk through...
A DIY barn hack to create shade for the barn area

DIY Barn Hacks

Whether it’s flies, mud, punishing sun or safety hazards, a farm has the potential to be filled with pain points. As horse owners, we have a clear responsibility to give them the best care possible, whether they’re a fancy...
Severe thunderstorms with high winds, lightning, and hail are never any fun, but they often pass by without causing any significant damage. Still, there’s always the chance that they could cause a problem. The good news is there are...
For many of us, enjoying our horses involves transportation with a truck that can tow a horse trailer. Whether it’s hauling to a show or event, meeting friends at the trail head for a long ride or heading out...
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