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September 19, 2023
Horizon Structures Presents Series: Lighting Up the Horse Barn for Best Use, Safety and Security 

by Nikki Alvin-Smith Unless your new horse housing consists of a run-in shed placed in the middle of a pasture, you’re probably going to want to add lighting to your new horse barn. In addition to planning ahead in the construction project for lighting needs, it’s a good idea to also consider hard wiring for […]

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August 4, 2023
Horizon Structures Presents Series: Safety First When Handling Large Hay Bales

by Nikki Alvin-Smith The increased use of large square and large round hay bales for equine forage needs has resulted in a lot of people being hurt handling these awkward, heavy bundles of cured grass. Most horse owners are well-versed in how to properly stack, store and distribute the familiar small square hay bales. These […]

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August 1, 2023
USHJA Launches Equestrian Safety Vest Research Campaign Pledging $100,000 towards Fundraising Efforts

Informational webinar with USHJA Safety Committee Chair Joe Dotoli and Virginia Tech’s Dr. Stefan Duma and Dr. Barry Miller scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET.  Lexington, Ky.—June 19, 2023—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is proud to launch the Equestrian Safety Vest Research Campaign, pledging $100,000 towards a $450,000 fundraising goal to begin the […]

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June 13, 2023
First Aid for Horses on the Trail

Be Prepared to Care for Your Horse in Remote Areas By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water Matt and I do a lot of trail riding. We know that once we head down the trail with our horse buddies and out into the backcountry, we leave the security of cell phone coverage behind and enter […]

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February 23, 2023
Equine Guelph Drives Home Safety with Online Trailer Course

Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph Planning on getting hitched in 2023?  Equine Guelph is rolling out a brand-new online course March 6 – 20 on – Horse Trailer Safety (Part One). “WAY too many private horse owners tell me ‘they didn’t know’ after an incident with their horses and trailer/transport. Hauling horses is a serious […]

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February 21, 2023
Horizon Structures Presents Series: Fire Safety in the Barn

Overlooked Farm Practices Can Be Dangerous Fire safety in the barn often involves common concerns such as moisture content of hay and its storage, providing evacuation plans and emergency services contact numbers, 24/7 illuminated exit signs, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, removal of cobwebs from light fixtures, no smoking signs, keeping the barn aisle free of […]

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February 18, 2023
Business Profile: EquestriSafe, LLC

(Photo Caption: EquestriSafe provides many options to provide contact information in the event you and your horse become separated, whether in an emergency evacuation or out on the trail.) Be Sure Your Horses Are Identifiable in an Emergency. Necessity is the mother of invention, and this holds true for EquestriSafe. After noticing other methods of […]

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December 5, 2022
Maintenance Tips Around the Horse Farm

Use Colorado’s Sunny Winter Days to Maintain Your Place There’s always something that needs doing, maintenance-wise, on a horse farm, and it’s wise to get it done sooner rather than later. Broken fences, noxious weeds, nefarious critters causing damage, and windy weather that wreaks havoc on the horse barn are common issues that require attention. […]

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December 2, 2022
Online Exclusive: Eating Crow

A Winter's Lesson by Alys Culhane The phrase “to eat crow” brings to mind the image of an individual, fork and spoon in clenched fists, white napkin tucked under chin. Before him on a plate is a cooked crow, claws facing upwards. The phrase means to acknowledge a blunder. The following story is about a […]

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November 16, 2022
EquiMania! Resources For Young Horse Lovers

This is a wonderful resource for young horsemen and women. We need more resources on horse safety so we thought we would share this with you. Safety has never been this much fun! is a website full of interactive games and resources geared towards youth wanting to learn more about horses and their care. There is […]

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