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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Be Floored!

Creativity and quality are Innovative Equine Systems’ trademarks in everything from flooring to fixtures.
In 16 years of designing stalls, barn equipment and accessories, Innovative Equine Systems knows that great stables are built from the ground up. An evolving line of rubber flooring is the latest manifestation of this business philosophy.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Surprise! Temecula barn builders advise others to expect the unexpected.

by Kim F. Miller
Talking to those who’ve been through the barn building process is an essential part of advance research and planning. Even though no two projects are ever identical, shared hindsight from almost any project can help create realistic expectations and prevent costly mistakes and regrets.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

If Horses Could Talk…

Martin Collins Equine Surfaces & West Coast Footings giving the industry something to talk about.

Horses don’t talk, but ring crews do. The people who set the jumps and tend the track at the Sonoma Horse Park are raving about the footing, a CLOPF® fiber/sand synthetic blend provided by Martin Collins Equine Surfaces and installed by John Deinhart and his West Coast Footings crew.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Gallop: Stick To It!

Begin at the beginning when budgeting for a barn project. by Kim F. Miller

“Begin with the end in mind” is an effective idea in life coaching programs, but not so much in budgeting for a barn building project. “Begin at the beginning” is a much better plan, says Kelly Landry of NorCal Structures.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Barn Cat Placement Program

Save A Life: Gain A Rodent Ridder
The non-profit organization Love Your Feral Felines encourages barn owners and stable managers to consider adopting a cat through its Barn Cat Placement Program.
“We are looking for cat lovers who have a barn or other secure outdoor structure and are interested in adopting cats that are not suitable for life inside of a house or are unhappy living inside,” explains Brianne Youngberg, a volunteer for the program in San Diego County’s Vista.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Steamy Situation

Cleaner hay means healthier horses.
"But I buy top quality hay,” you say, “it doesn’t get any cleaner than that!” Until now, that is. Developed in England, and used worldwide in the stables of Olympic medalists as well as everyday equestrians, Haygain hay steamers are now readily available in the US through ComfortStall® Inc.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Choice Is Yours!

Barn types and styles fit a variety of horse keeping preferences and needs. 
article reprinted complements of Classic Equine Equipment. photos courtesy of Barn Pros
One of your toughest decisions – but many people feel the most fun – you’ll make when building your barn is the style.