July 2019 | Horizon Structures

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Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


The advantages of a shed row barn are mirrored when you add two together at a right angle for an L-shape barn. Not only are your horses delightfully on show, with their beautiful heads in view as they gaze contentedly out at the horizon while munching on their hay supply, the fresh air is everywhere.

L-Shape Barn

While their minds are kept busy with watching their surroundings, their lungs are being filled with high quality oxygenated...

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July 24, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Show season is in full swing and every organizer wants a piece of the action. Recognized shows fight the growing number of schooling shows for competitors, event organizers marshal their volunteers while fairgrounds bring fresh faces to the arena and new types of fixtures are popping up across the country. How do you make your event the one that folks want to attend? How can you make the daily toil better for your team of judges and volunteers?

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July 19, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


After eons of keeping horses on our own farm and experience through our training and clinic giving at barns big and small worldwide, I’ve seen my fair share of tack and feed rooms. Fantasy feed rooms with rows of feed bins, well-organized shelves stacked with every conceivable supplement and space to dance a Viennese waltz, tack rooms that sparkle with expensive tack and smell deliciously of well-kept leather and emote the feeling that you have found yourself in a tack shop not a tack room are fine and dandy. But a useful tack room...

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July 19, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Oh no. I can almost hear it. Can you?

It’s coming.

Those two little words no parent wants to hear as the citronella-scented days of summer descend upon us…

Bored Kids

I’m b-o-o-o-o-o-r-e-d!”

N-o-o-o-o-o!

How? Why? Seriously? Summer JUST started!

I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want to spend the whole summer micromanaging every minute of my kid’s days. No way! I’d much rather bask in the smell of sunscreen and bug spray while I leisurely read...

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July 2, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Like most good horse owners, you’ve probably considered the need for shelter from the sun, wind, rain and snow for your horse. The humble run-in shed offers a flexible and inexpensive solution for horse housing that enables your equine partner to seek cover when it feels the need.

Horses are surprisingly adaptable to weather changes especially when we don’t over manage their needs. In winter our desire to “take care” of them by...

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July 2, 2019 posted by Content Admin