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February 22, 2018
We've got some great tips to help keep the bugs and flies away from your barn and animals this spring and summer.

Barn Bugs – How to get rid of them

Flies and bugs are soon to be buzzing around your barn and horses once the temperature begins to rise. Spring is right around the corner and summer is on its heels, the perfect time for bugs to breed and inundates your property. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help reduce the number of bugs in your barn. How to Ward off Barn Bugs Bugs and flies are the never stopping enemy of any barn owner. They thrive in the barn environment, but there are ways to discourage them. Reduce Moisture – Many insects breed in water or moist areas, and they require water for drinking. Standing water is a luxury hotel to a mamma and papa mosquito. Eliminating low-pasture areas where standing water collects, keeping stalls dry, repairing hose leaks, covering ran barrels and replacing water in troughs daily can help immensely. Survey […]
January 30, 2018
Bring your love of the barn into your home with these great barn decor ideas.

Barn Accents for the Home

Let’s face it; the barn is our happy place. There may be days that you are tired and dread your barn duties, but once you get to the barn, your worries and stress instantly melt away. Wouldn’t it be nice to incorporate a little bit of your love for the barn into your home? There are many things you can do to add a little rustic barn charm in each room of your home. Let’s get decorating. Bring the Barn Inside Throughout your home, small touches here and there can add a barn feel. One of the simplest additions is adding wood accents. Reclaimed barn wood can be added as a feature wall, on a kitchen island or wherever it will look good. If you don’t have access to barn wood, there are many look-alike products on the market that will provide a similar feel. Cowboy boots and horseshoes are […]
November 16, 2017
This time of year, we are thankful for our horses.

Thankful for Horses

With Thanksgiving right around the corner now is a great time to reflect on the things in our lives that we are thankful for. Of course, family and friends often top the list, but when you actually sit down with pen and paper to list the good things in your life, we are willing to bet that your horse is up there too. It seems to be that horses are a way of life. They get into our hearts and become a part of the family. And for this reason and many more, we are thankful for our horses. Horses and Health There are so many ways that horses bring happiness to our lives. It is well known that interacting with animals can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Horses, of course, do that for us. Also, the physical activity of caring for a horse is good for your health. […]
October 19, 2017
Get you and your best friend ready for Halloween with these great Horse Costume ideas from My Kansas City Horse Property.

Fun Halloween Horse Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here with all its spooky, candy-filled fun. Haunted hayrides and trick or treating is a must. But why not bring a little Halloween fun into the barn. A Halloween costume for your horse could be a fun project. It’s important however to make sure your horse is OK with this idea. Test out your design before Halloween just to be sure. Horse Costume Tips There are, of course, many options when it comes to dressing up a horse for Halloween. Here are some tips to get the creative juices flowing. Add-ons: A great way to dress up a horse is to add costume elements that transform them into something else. For example, a unicorn horn or elk antlers will work. Turn your horse into a spider with lightweight foam legs or add a pole coming out of the saddle to become a carousel horse. Shaving: Shaving a […]
October 11, 2017

4 Tips to Find the Horse Property of your Dreams

Just close your eyes and picture it. That dream horse property you’ve always wanted to call home is easy to imagine. Can you picture yourself gazing out your kitchen window to the rolling, fence-lined pasture of your property with horses grazing blissfully? Of course you can. Finding that property can take some time and work though. There are many additional factors to consider when buying a horse property over a single family home. These 4 tips will get you started on the path to dream horse property ownership. Keep these Tips in Mind when Looking for a Horse Property Identify your needs – That glorious farm you picture in your mind may not be a realistic option. Take some time to consider and jot down your specific needs and desires. Ponder the size you need for what you want to use your land for. Do you need a barn with […]
August 22, 2017
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Barn Party Insperation

The humble barn has become the “It” venue for parties in the past few years. Now, people have always hosted get-togethers in the barn, but party hosts are stepping up their game. Barns aren’t just host to humble hoedowns anymore. Party hosts are transforming barns into wedding receptions, birthday party spots, and elegant anniversary party venues. Because our barns hold such a special place in our hearts, it only makes sense to celebrate there! Let’s get some barn party inspiration to help you get the ball rolling for your special occasion! Focus on the lighting In The Barn The lighting in the barn can really transform the space into a magical scene. Reflect the starlight with twinkling string lights and battery-powered candles. Chandeliers add a special touch, too. These lighting ideas can be used for a wedding reception, birthday party or a summer celebration. Guide Your Guests Creative This Way […]