Landscaping Ideas to Help Keep Away Bugs
Being around a barn, we are all familiar with the annoying insects that come along with our 4 legged friends. Did you know there are landscaping tips you can follow to help keep away bugs naturally? Follow these steps to have a lovely looking facility and cut down on pesky insects. Your horse will thank you! (And so will everyone that visits your barn).
Abscesses in Horses and How to Treat Them
One of the most common sudden onset lameness causes is an abscess. These occur for a variety of reasons, but they are due to bacteria invading the hoof and causing an infection. These infections typically cause pain, and in turn the horse does not want to weight bear on the affected hoof.
An Ode to Our Barn Hands
Not enough attention gets paid to the person/people taking care of our horses! Whether you call them barn hands, barn manager, facility manager, barn owner, or something else. They are IMPORTANT PEOPLE! Rain, snow, miserable heat, sickness, health or any other occasion cannot deter them from their job. Without them, our horses go without water, food, clean stalls, blankets, groomed arenas and many of the other things that MANY take for granted.
A Guide to Volunteering During Fires & 10 Rules to Live by in Evacuations with Horses
A Guide to Volunteering During Fires By: Carrie Terroux-Barrett Wildfire season is upon us. That was made brutally clear yesterday when much of Colorado erupted into a firestorm in just hours, several large, structure threatening fires and a few smaller ones included. Colorado is no stranger to wild fires, and few words strike fear into the hearts of Coloradoans more than fire. The best part about this state though, is it’s people. Every time there’s a disaster the great folks here go out of their way to volunteer to help in any way they can. Being in the horse community, it is very common for thousands of offers to help…
Group Scheduling with a Vet
When you board at a facility, you can typically do group scheduling with a vet for spring/fall vaccines to save on the Farm Call fee. This can be a pretty significant savings VS if you had the vet out for just your horse. There are many things to keep in mind when scheduling visits like this though:
Horse Lease Do’s and Don’ts
Being a party in a horse lease can be tricky; whether you are the lesser or lessee. Here are some important factors to consider when deciding if leasing your horse out is right for you, or if leasing a horse is going to work for you (Horse Lease Do’s and Don’ts).
Choosing the Right Horse Hauler
The horse hauler you entrust with the transportation of your equine partner is important. Not only do you expect your horse to make it to the destination, but you also expect adequate care during the trip. Things to remember to get in writing are: how often your horse will be provided hay and water, how many hours will be traveled in between stretch breaks, how many hours per day your horse will be in the trailer, where your horse will layover if there are overnight stays, the size stall the horse will be in for the trip, etc.
Equine Enteric Coronavirus in Colorado
Unfortunately, many barns have been hit with the Coronavirus in Colorado this year. It is a disease that many have not heard of, but can be very serious. In an effort to provide you with the most accurate information, we did some research via Cornell and you will find that information below.
Care Credit: Get your Horse Vet Help on Payments
Do you need to get your horse or other equine (or ANY pet) seen by the vet but don’t have the money right now? Get your horse vet help on payments: that’s where Care Credit steps in.
Equine Insurance and more!
We have teamed up with Dennie Harms of Albracht Insurance to answer some questions on Equine Insurance and Other Insurance types that revolve around the horse industry. Equine insurance can be complicated if you are unfamiliar with it, and hopefully the information below will give you a better idea on what insurance you might be interested in for your horse, donkey, mule, facility or equine business.