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Farm Design

February 24, 2010

Farm Design Part Eight: Build The Right Facility For Your Region

Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world of perfect spring days? Unfortunately, no matter where you live, the weather has a huge impact on your way of life and the way you keep your horses. A barn’s design will be fundamentally the same regardless of your location, but you need to take precautions depending on the natural hazards common to your area.

Codes, Codes, Codes

February 17, 2010

Farm Design Part Seven: Fire Prevention Plans Can Save Your Barn

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It’s hard to forget the terrifying barn fire scene in Black Beauty. While we no longer use kerosene lamps for light these days, fire is still a frightening and very real threat to the safety of your farm and horses. However, fires are also preventable if the right precautions are taken.

February 10, 2010

Farm Design Part Six: Utilities Make The Barn Go Round

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Every farm should function like a well-oiled machine, and machines need power. Electricity provides the power for all of your barn’s needs.

And when it comes to planning and installing electricity for your barn, an expert opinion is of the utmost importance.

February 2, 2010

Farm Design Part Five: A Field Of Dreams Requires Careful Planning

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Most horses will spend at least some part of their lives in a field, so as a farm owner it’s essential to have a plan when it comes to designing your pastures. Not only do they need to be safe for the horses, but they also need to continually provide nutritional benefits over years of use.

Layout And Design

January 27, 2010

Farm Design Part Four: Don’t Neglect Appropriate Storage When Planning Your Facility

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Farm owners accumulate a lot of things. From tack to stall cleaning supplies to pasture maintenance equipment, there is often an endless inventory of items that need a place to live.

January 20, 2010

Farm Design Part Three: Building A Riding Ring Is More Than Footing On The Ground

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The beauty of designing an arena is that almost any barn owner can create a safe, functional space. Even if you don’t have the funds to build a state-of-the-art indoor arena, you can still construct a riding ring designed to handle the elements and provide supportive and consistent footing.

January 13, 2010

Farm Design Part Two: The Right Materials Are Essential For A Lasting Barn

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Now that the hard part of picking your property and designing your layout is over, it’s time to consider what type of materials you’ll use for construction. Barn builders rely on a variety of ingredients to construct a building, and often their choices will depend on where the facility is located.

January 8, 2010

Farm Design Part One: Designing Your Own Farm Can Be A Daunting Task

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At some point, most horse lovers dream of designing and building their own farm. That dream can be possible with smart planning, proper research and a lot of patience. However, the process in its entirety can be pretty overwhelming.

A logical first step for anyone who wishes to build a farm is to find knowledgeable, professional help.

January 7, 2010

Do Your Homework When It Comes To Farm Design

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January 7, 2010

You Must Consider Widths, Lengths And Heights When Designing Your Barn

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