Dealing With Mud And Drainage In Your Barn

In your horse barn, or paddocks as they are commonly referred to, you may have problems with mud and getting the area to drain properly. This can be a real problem seeing as mud can cause injuries from slipping and falling down, and causing scratches on the skin. Mud …

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The 7 Most Comfortable and Durable Barn Boots

Wearing slippers, normal street shoes, and sandals is not appropriate if you plan to do hard work around your barn. Are you looking for shoes that make you feel comfortable yet will last you years in mud and muck? Boots are the best answer to your problems. There is …

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Picking The Best Site For Your New Barn

If you are one of those people who keep horses then you certainly appreciate that they need to be kept in a good environment. You need to give a horse the same amount of care you would give to your family members. They need to live in a barn …

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Wild Horses Find Safe Haven in Private Horse Barns Under Ranchers' Care

(From Care for wild horses nationwide is costing taxpayers nearly $65m per year, The Independent Florida Alligator, September 4, 2013)

“A recent study co-researched by UF professor Madan Oli estimates that caring for wild horses could cost taxpayers about $1 billion by 2030.

Oli, a professor in the wildlife …

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Facebook and Castlebrook Barns

Let me tell you about my job.

As President of Castlebrook, I am ultimately a problem solver.

Fortunately, I have an extremely talented staff that takes care of the major issues and only the most critical issues reach my desk. When things proceed without an issue, which they typically …

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Horse barns - Is a Warranty really worth anything?

We are well into 2011. Some of the old barn competition remains, and there are some new faces. Some of the old standards, like MD and Barnmaster, are simply gone. Each company has their own unique perspective on the best way to build a barn. That is fine, and …

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What a Load!

I meet customers all the time who are interested in housing some of their most prized possessions. At Castlebrook Barns, we have built housing and barns for almost every type of horse, as well as other animals, including Alpacas, Llamas, Owls, Lions, Tigers and yes, I am going to …

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery.

I recently had occasion to view some of our competitor’s horse barns at the Equine Affaire in Pomona, California. Due to the economic climate, many of the old barn companies were no longer around. Most would think that I would be pleased with less competition, but the truth of …

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Horse Barns and Commodities

Commodities, Commodities, Commodities.

Maybe the three most important words in your vocabulary, at least if you are considering building a barn these days (or building anything, for that matter).

Commodities affect everything in our daily life, and they are essentially the staples that we all require to live our …

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Introduction to Castlebrook Barns

Welcome to the Castlebrook Barns first ever blog!

Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Spencer Graffam and I am the President of Castlebrook Barns.  As such, I will be writing a minimum of a bi-monthly blog (or sooner if appropriate topics come up) that I hope …

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