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I can see it in my mind’s eye – a cozy four-stall barn bordered by white post-and-rail fences and fronted by lush, green pasture with (best of all) my mare happily grazing...all just outside my back door. And I bet I’m not alone. How many horse owners don’t dream about having their own property?

Greening the Barn

By Margaret Evans - Everyone everywhere is finding ways to go green and for horse owners that includes the barn. After all, going green should mean going lean on the pocketbook no matter whether it’s an eco-home or a hayshed. Trendy or basic, the goal is the same: lower greenhouse gas emissions and benefit from cost savings.

Choosing the Right Tractor

By Ray Ford - When inspiration struck, Ross Johnson was tossing shovelfuls of earth from a ditch. “I was wet. I was cold,” recalls Johnson, co-owner of a small horse farm near Saanich, BC. “And I was thinking: ‘you know, a tractor with a backhoe would really be a handy thing’.”

Reduce Your Ecological Hoofprint

By Stephanie Captein - When asked about their ideal horse property, whether for ownership or boarding, many horse owners will list things such as expansive green pastures, clean stables, dry turnout areas, a managed manure compost system, proximity to equestrian amenities such as trails, and nice views of streams and forested areas. The resulting image is a picturesque vista of horses dotting the landscape and living in harmony with nature.

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To our horses, and to many horse people as well, the barn is home. This often simple building is a place of rest, relaxation, and recuperation, of learning and training, of health and security, and of friendship and bonding. But if not built or managed properly, the barn can also become a danger; and even if we try our hardest to be vigilant, accidents and emergencies can and do happen.

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No matter how careful one is around horses, accidents happen. This article will discuss the potential legal liability arising from such situations as well as how to best minimize the risks associated with horse-related activities.

By Margaret Evans - Riding the green trail to a cleaner environment is a Langley, BC entrepreneur who has found a way to recycle horse manure and turn it into pathogen-free animal bedding for use by greenhouse operations as fuel in their burners. For decades, equestrian barns and race tracks have had to deal with horse manure by piling it out the back and having it trucked away to landfills.

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