Buying Acreage – Considerations for Farm Purchases

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Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, it’s good to revisit topics that are unique to acreage properties so there are no surprises in the process. Here’s a good overview of things to consider when purchasing a home on acreage.   Well Water A typical well test …

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White Construction Services, Inc – Building Premier Equestrian Facilities from the Ground Up

Photo by Justin White

Close your eyes. Now imagine the perfect equine facility: there’s a beautiful barn, an indoor arena, and a huge outdoor arena with perfect footing. Every detail has been attended to—including fences, driveways, bridle paths, and landscaping. What you’re imagining is the kind of facility Justin White of White Construction Services, …

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Sell it Fast! – Ensure Your Horse Property Will Fly Off the Market

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It’s no secret that the real estate market has been quite active lately. Low inventory and low interest rates continue to make for an extremely competitive market, and many homeowners are reevaluating their living situation because of the pandemic. If you are thinking about selling an equestrian property this year, …

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Versatile Excavating Helps You Lose the Mud! – Washington Business Has 30 Years’ Experience Helping Livestock Owners

Mitchel Hensley and Holly Warren of Versatile Excavating

It’s midwinter in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Are your horses wallowing in mud? Living in muddy, wet paddocks is unhealthy and unpleasant for your animals, a problem for the environment, and a real pain for you. Let’s face it, pushing a wheelbarrow and picking manure out of a boot-pulling, slick, …

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Old Bits: Horse Farm Management – Creating a Sacrifice Area Part 2

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area: Your Start Now for Better Pastures Next Summer! Part II Probably the best thing you can do for your pasture is take your horses off of it in the winter. Confining your horses to a winter paddock or “sacrifice area” will greatly improve the …

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Keep Your Confined Horses Happier

Locate your confinement area so your horse will have interaction and stimulus from the world around them. Photo by Kim Roe

Winter can be a challenging time for riders and our horses. Shorter days with inclement weather can make finding time to ride a challenge. Horses confined in paddocks or dry lots during winter still need something to do. Increasing turnout time, allowing social interactions between horses, and providing sufficient forage …

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Old Bits: Horse Farm Management – Creating a Sacrifice Area Part 1

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area: Your Start Now for Better Pastures Next Summer! Part 1 Don’t let this mild winter fool you – the most important part of managing pastures is the time when you take your horses off your pasture. By creating and using a winter paddock or …

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Useful Holiday Gift Ideas!

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More ideas for that special person in your life. I wanted to share this information with you for a couple of reasons. Two of the three products here I own and have used. I’m more impressed with the WORX products with each one I acquire. I would recommend these products …

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The Biology of Aging Horses – Aging Begins in the DNA

Aging is a mystery to science. We know that we age, we know how we age, but we don’t know why we age. The answer to that question would unlock some of geriatric medicine’s most puzzling dilemmas. Before I entered university as a student, I had a particular interest in …

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Build Your Own Permanent Mounting Block – A Simple and Essential Fixture for Riding Facilities

Helyn, Jasper & the new mounting block. Photo from Alayne Blickle

I discovered the joys of a “real” mounting block about ten years ago when I tore my right anterior cruciate ligament and several other key ligaments that stabilized that knee joint. After the requisite surgery, my wait to get back on my horse was going to be six or more …

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