What’s your horsenality?

animal close up country countryside

Whether we equestrians want to admit it or not the horse world can be a little… “clique-ey”. We tend to group ourselves by our style and discipline of riding, or what breed we’re partial to, or what training methods we use, and can become a little judgey of those not in our groups. One area […]

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Dealing with mud in a pasture

dirt road during daytime

If you live in any climate where there’s regular rainfall and have horses, you know that mud is an issue. It not only sticks to your boots and hooves, it can also cause hoof problems, lost shoes, equine skin conditions, and makes a mess of zones with any traffic. Because our barn basically was sitting […]

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Horse stall floor diy install

horse stall floor

Did you know that mucking one stall once per day taking 15 minutes to do, you’ll spend 91 hours and 15 minutes per year per horse doing so? Did you also know that in high school I had a weekend job at a training and boarding barn and would clean up to 25 stalls per […]

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Pasture Fencing Install Part 2

safe fence electric horse fence

To set the metal t posts we used a hand t post driver to set them in the ground, and by we I mean I did none and Jeff did all of them. In my defense I was almost nine months pregnant during this installation however. We also placed t post caps on the top […]

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Pasture fencing install Part 1

safe fence electric horse fence

When it came time to consider fencing for our soon to be pasture, which had zero fencing anywhere, my first move was planning how we’d use the pasture spaces. For me daily turnout is a must, so is safe fencing thats low maintenance and wouldn’t explode our budget. Also, the pasture grass would be fairly […]

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Diy tack room build

tack room diy build

Tack rooms and tack stores just make me happy. The smell of leather, the sight of neatly hanging bridles and saddles, a grooming box just waiting to shine up your pony… Our diy tack room was planned out at 10 ft x 11 ft, that size worked well because it allowed the walls to be […]

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Diy horse stall design and build

horse stall diy build

When it comes to stall design, like barn exterior design, so many factors determine what shapes the design plans. Your horse lifestyle and the way you interact daily with your horse affect how the interior of your barn should be designed. For me as a backyard horseman who’s cared for horses daily for years I […]

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A barn for the backyard horseman and a big oversight..

horse barn diy build

In the life of the majority of horse owners designing a barn from scratch is not very commonplace. But if it comes along in your equestrian lifetime it is an exciting opportunity. It’s also a bit daunting, there are lots of factors to consider for a space that is pretty much your second home and […]

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Soil testing and seeding for pasture

hand holding grass seed for pasture

So after the clearing was finally finished and the ground settled a bit ( a few months of rain and drying cycles), it was time to start seeding for pasture.  The first step actually involves no seed at all, but impacts your growth results more than anything, and that is testing your soil. It’s recommended […]

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DIY land clearing for pasture

green tree on grass field during daytime

So in the fall of 2012 just after we got married and purchased our first home, we began creating our first home for horse and humans. When we were searching for a home we knew it needed to have a barn and space for a few horses or at least have the potential for it. […]

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