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  • Building a Barn for Your Special Needs Horses

    There are times when horses require extra medical attention, isolation, or other accommodations for special needs. Retired or aging horses may be happy with extra turnout, while a sick horse might need to be close at hand for monitoring and care. The following are some steps you can take to accommodate horses that are aging,…

  • 8 Steps to Prevent Barn Fires

    A barn fire is the stuff of nightmares for any horse owner, with good reason. The average barn is a tinder box, filled with dried bedding, feed and dust. Improperly baled hay and straw can spontaneously ignite a fast-spreading fire. According to a report by Penn State’s College of Agriculture, straw reaches burning temperatures within…

  • Choosing Barn Doors: A Horse’s View

    When working with an equine barn builder, it’s important to look at your structure from your horse’s perspective. What is snug, cozy and inviting for people is often the very opposite of what your horses need in their homes. Choosing barn doors is no exception. Start with horse-pleasing functionality, then you can have a bit…

  • Winter Horse Care: How Cold Is Too Cold?

    To keep your horse comfortable in its horse barn and healthy through the cold winter months, it’s important to try to forget what’s comfortable to you and consider what works for horses in the wild. While every horse has a different level of cold tolerance, and there are times when even the hardiest horse will…

  • Are Your Horse Barns and Sheds Winterized? Do a midwinter check.

    Winter means cold days in the horse barn and often battling the elements to keep your horses watered and fed. Fortunately, the cold weather bothers us a lot more than our equine friends. Still, as a leading horse barn builder, we know that maintaining proper shelter is essential whether your horses are spending most of…

  • Choosing the Right Doors for Your Agricultural Building

    As a leading post frame ag building contractor we know that doors are a key feature in the design of any storage structure or agricultural building. Post frame buildings call for special construction requirements, while also allowing for flexibility in both design and functionality. The type and size of the doors you choose will greatly…

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