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December 2020

Horizon Structures To The Rescue. Again!

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


As many of you already know, Horizon Structures is big on giving back to the equestrian community and regularly works with horse and animal rescues and sanctuaries, big and small.

For the past three years giving away a run-in shed or horse barn in a sweepstakes style contest has been a fixture of their Fall program, and this year the 2020 holiday season was made extra special for ten horse rescues and the ten folks that nominated them, with the Christmas Eve announcement of the...

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December 29, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Construction of an equestrian facility is no small project. The purchase of a suitable property to build the entity is just the beginning of a huge undertaking that will require a significant dedication of both dollars and diligence to detail, to accomplish the build.

What is the smart way to go about building your dream equestrian facility?

While key factors to consider include what will be built and where...

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December 23, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Matt Lee


As an owner of multiple dogs, there is no doubt that you want to show them the same love that they show you. However, this can be difficult when you do not have sufficient space in your home or outbuildings to give them the space or shelter they deserve.

If this is the case for you, it may be time to consider investing in a commercial dog kennel. Modern, scientific approaches to...

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December 22, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Rebecca Siggers


A number of our customers have purchased prefab Horizon Structures kennels for use as a dog boarding facility or part of a “doggie day care” center.  Others, considering entering in the pet sitting business, have come to our website or called us for information as part of the research phase of their project.

In keeping with our reputation as not only a trusted builder of outstanding prefab structures but also a reliable source of...

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December 22, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


The year 2020 has changed employment from on site to remote for many horse owners. It is likely that employers will continue to take advantage of the increased productivity and lower direct costs to run a business location that off-site employment offers well after the Covid-19 pandemic is past. 

While it is a blessing to lose a commute, the onerous business of managing house, horses and a busy work schedule can be a challenge for...

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December 21, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Did you know that goats hate to get wet? Indigenous to dry, arid areas of the world, the goat has no innate love of water so providing shelter from rain and snow is a kindness they will much appreciate and use.

Housing goats at night is also important to protect them from predators, most notably the coyote, though there exists a multitude of offenders.

A securely fenced area is also imperative during the day, as neighborhood dogs that are allowed to roam free can also attack goats. 

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December 11, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


The traditional working horse draft breeds of yesterday are seeing an increase in popularity in the U.S.A. due partly for their use as working horses on the homestead, but mainly as horses to own for fun and for competition in halter, driving and ridden classes. 

Following WW2, the number of draft horses worldwide was a pitiful number, particularly in Europe for obvious reasons. For instance, there were approximately only...

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December 2, 2020 posted by Content Admin