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  1. 100% Horse Facilities 1: Horse Stall Design [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The stall is the basic functional unit of a horse stable or shelter. A simple backyard pleasure horse stall may at first appear different than a stall in a full-feature boarding operation, but they both provide a suitable environment for the horse and handler. Safety for handlers and horses should be a primary consideration in stall design. Comfort for the horse is very important, as is convenience for the handler in performing chores associated with good horse care. This six-page publication provides an overview of some basic stall features for a typical 1,000-pound horse. "

  2. 100% Horse Facilities 2: Fire Safety in Horse Stables [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In barn fires, the old adage, ?an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? could not be more true. Planning is the greatest asset in fire prevention. This 16-page publication provides an understanding of fire behavior and how fire and fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection options, and management practices. "

  3. 100% Horse Facilities 3: Horse Stable Manure Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Manure management practices within horse facilities deserve careful attention. Getting the manure out of a stall is only the beginning. A complete manure management system involves collection, storage (temporary or long-term), and disposal or utilization. This 16-page publication provides information to stable managers on horse manure characteristics and options for its movement and storage. Associated issues such as odor control, fly breeding, and environmental impact are addressedin relation to horse facilities."

  4. 100% Horse Facilities 4: Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The importance of good flooring becomes more evident as a horse spends more time in his stall. The fitness of a horse?s legs and feet can be greatly affected by the type of stall flooring chosen. The most suitable floor is highly dependent on management style, while personal preferences can have astrong influence. Fortunately, there are many options for suitable floors in a horse facility. This 12-page publication provides information on stall and stable flooring materials, including flooring material attributes and options for overcoming some deficiencies. Subfloor construction and drainage features are presented as these strongly influence floor integrity."

  5. 100% Horse Facilities 5: Fence Planning for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. Fencing is a major capital investment that should be carefully planned before construction. Well-constructed and maintained fences enhance the aesthetics and value of a stable facility, which in turn complements marketing efforts. Poorly planned, haphazard, unsafe, or unmaintained fences will detract from a facility?s value. This 12-page publication presents information useful in planning fences for horse facilities. The emphasis is on sturdy,safe horse fence typically used in the eastern United States and Canada."

  6. 100% Horse Facilities 6: Riding Arena Footing Materials [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A ?perfect? riding surface should be cushioned to minimize concussion on horse legs, firm enough to provide traction, not too slick, not too dusty, not overly abrasive to horse hooves, inexpensive to obtain, and easy to maintain. Unfortunately, there are no universal recommendations for the perfect riding surface or footing material. Cost of footing materials is locally dependent on material availability and transportation cost. The intended uses of the arena for jumping, reining, or driving, for example, also influence footing material attributes such as traction or depth of loose material. This 8-page bulletin focuses on arenas that have a moderate to high amount of horse traffic, such as at a commercial facility."

  7. 100% Penn State Horse Newsletter
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The Penn State Horse Newsletter is one of the most widely read on-line publications about horse health, nutrition, industry and local policy issues. "

  8. 100% Responsibilities of 4-H Horse District Representatives [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

  9. 95% Agronomy Facts 32: Pasture and Hay for Horses
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Horses are used in a wide variety of activities throughout Pennsylvania and adjoining states. Most of these horses are owned and managed for recreation or sport rather than for profit. One of the main expenses in owning a horse is feed. To minimize feed costs, it is important to keep horses healthy and feed them a balanced ration that meets their nutritional needs."

  10. 95% Agricultural Alternatives - Boarding Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The equine industry in Pennsylvania has doubled in sizesince 1967 and continues to expand and diversify. As aresult, the demand for horse boarding services has increased. Many Pennsylvanians enjoy a variety of recreational activities involving horses, such as trail riding, participating in horse and pony clubs, and competing in shows and other events. Horses contribute to the state?s economy by creating a market for feed, supplies, and the services of boarders, veterinarians, trainers, breeders, and farriers."

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