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Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith


There is a lot more to haymaking than 'Making Hay While the Sun Shines' though that is a necessary start. Sadly each year horse barns and farmers storage barns burn down, horses become sick from respiratory disease and colic and a myriad of other diseases such as Cushings. Many of these situations are avoidable so here are, in my opinion, "The Seven Deadly Sins of Horse Hay Making," in no particular order.

1. Hay Moisture.

 

Baling hay that shows a moisture content of over 14% can...

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May 19, 2017 posted by Content Admin

Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith


Part 6:  Construction

There are myriad advantages of prefabricated structures over traditionally built barns. Take a look.

We all know that weather can play havoc with building schedules and damage building materials. At Horizon Structures most of the build is undertaken indoors. Not only does this mean that the building process stays on schedule. It also means quality control is efficient and the sincere craftsmanship from our wonderful team of Amish carpenters can be completed without the stress of high winds, rain,...

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May 15, 2017 posted by Content Admin

Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith


Don’t Fool Around With Foal Safety

Foal Safety

The foal is the goal and the goal is to keep that foal happy and healthy. Every year foals die due to accidents. While some no-one could have foreseen, some are preventable. Many occur due to poor stall design.  Below are 7 easy ways to “baby proof” your barn…

1. The comfort and safety of ‘Mom’...

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May 2, 2017 posted by Content Admin