Willfully Guided: Barn Thoughts

Barn Thoughts
Two-inch black PVC pipe cut in half and screwed to the top of fence boards protects the wood from chewing horses. Photo Credit Allison Trimble

Goals, Choices, and Changes in the Barn Construction Process I’ve spent several nights in my barn over the past three frigid weeks caring for one of my beloved senior horses, leaving me lots of time to analyze my barn. A couple of years ago I wrote about the construction of …

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New and Noteworthy: The HAY SOAKER™ is a Game-Changer

HAY SOAKER™

Fact: hay soaking is beneficial for horses that need reduced levels of sugars and starches in their diet, like those with metabolic conditions, laminitis, and PSSM. Also, fact: soaking hay for horses is a wet sloppy mess, a dreaded chore, and a giant hassle. Now there’s a product that makes …

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Horizon Structures Presents Series: Life As The Showrunner On Your New Horse Farm Project

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Courtesy of Horizon Structures

Every creative project needs a showrunner. Did you know that even the familiar decision-making positions in the TV and film industry such as Directors and Producers are actually below the Showrunner in the pecking order? The showrunner has ultimate creative authority and management over a program. In the case of developing a …

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Willfully Guided: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Tips for Winter Horse Care

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Allison’s son helping with winter chores. Photo by Allison Trimble.

This morning it was a balmy 27 degrees at the barn. We worry about mud management during the winter months, often forgetting about freezing temperatures until they are upon us. My horsey childhood in Alaska was spent more than half the year in the dark and cold of winter, so …

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What to Know About Adopting a Rescue Horse

Are you considering adopting a rescue horse? Many factors go into the “match-making” process. Check out this video featuring a prominent Colorado organization – you’ll learn what to expect for the adoption process, and some of the many deciding points involved: RELATED: The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need – …

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