Why we decided to sell our dream home

backyard horse barn diy

When we bought our first home together right after getting married Jeff and I were certain we’d live in the house we had found until we died or couldn’t care for it anymore. We poured ourselves into it physically, emotionally and financially. Painstakingly cleared acres of land for almost two years, brought our vision of […]

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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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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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