Horse Handling Facilities

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Anyone who keeps horses will find that Horse Handling Facilities is an invaluable reference work. The book features information on key topics:
    • horse stable designs
    • site planning
    • horse shelters
    • corral and fence construction
    • manure handling
    • feed storage and handling
    • riding arenas
Detailed text, illustrations, diagrams and 63 colour images tell you how to plan and build these facilities.

60 pages

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Site Planning

Shelter Facilities

Planning Your Stable
  • Building types
  • Flooring materials
  • Box stalls
  • Tie stalls
  • Lighting
  • Watering systems
  • Heating and ventilation
Manure Handling

Feed Storage and Handling
  • Hay feeders
  • Creep feeders
  • Mineral feeders
  • Corral housing
  • Restraining stocks
  • Teasing and breeding facilities
Arena Construction
  • Outdoor arenas
  • Indoor arenas
    Dust control
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This information published to the web on April 25, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 23, 2019.