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Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Growing up as a horse mad child in England I certainly spent an inordinate amount of time in stable yards and around horses. We called our equine abodes stables not stalls, and more times than not these were built of brick and mortar. The traditional stable had a Dutch door, and the yard usually comprised of a line of stables all of the same size with a feed or storage room tagged on the end. Sometimes the stables were set in a square with a courtyard in the middle and sometimes they were set in an L-shape.

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September 26, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Horizon Structures has been a fixture at the Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA for many years as a sponsor and exhibitor. This year will be no different, and thousands of horse enthusiasts will descend on the barns on exhibit November 8 -11, 2018, to see the high-quality Amish-built structures first hand.

Equine Affaire

There is something that warms the heart of any horse owner when they stroll through a brand-new...

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September 21, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Here are a few tips on how to map out your farm and the location of the various buildings, to provide the best usability of your horse farm.

Horse Farm from Air

Clean Slate

If you haven’t purchased the land and you have the means to pick an ideal site, then hunt down a square or rectangular piece of property, with a decent amount of road frontage for visibility if you plan a business. Look at soil types....

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September 14, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


I grew up in horse crazy Britain and as a kid it was very common for my school friends to keep their pony in their backyard. I’m sure that zoning and development ordinances have changed much since then, and that village life has become more urban with restrictions for all backyard livestock keeping practices, but in the more rural areas you still see a modular box stall with a storage space attached and a pony or two grazing in a small paddock.

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September 10, 2018 posted by Content Admin