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Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Horse stall

A simple way to decrease stress on your horse is to provide plenty of turnout. Horses simply aren’t designed to stand 24/7 in a box stall for our convenience. The innate need for equines to have access to grazing and their preference for constant movement aids their digestion, keeps their joints loose and soft tissues elastic. Horses that are boxed up in solitary...

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June 28, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Meditation. Mindfulness. Thinking time. Daily reflection.

Whatever you want to call it, there is loads of research pointing to the many benefits of spending a little bit of time every day in quiet contemplation.

Schools are adding meditation for kids to their curriculums because it improves mental health, behavior, and brain power, too.

Silence is an important daily practice in many religions that helps cultivate deeper personal faith and self-reflection.

Kid rests in Grass...

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June 15, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Cupolas are a common sight on agricultural buildings and horse barns are no exception. So, what are cupolas? Their role is more important than an aesthetically pleasing addition to the roof ridgeline. Your horse’s wellbeing is directly related to their presence and the cupola is more than a crowning glory to your building.

Cupola

Free circulation of fresh air is needed in horse barns to keep humans, horses and hay in good health. Passive...

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June 11, 2019 posted by Content Admin