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  • Designing a Functional Horse Wash Stall

    Any horse owner knows that horses are not the cleanest animals. They sweat and get muddy, which leads to them needing a bath. There is no better way to wash your horse and keep them clean, than with a functional wash stall. A well-designed area for bathing horses and treating injuries can do wonders for a busy farm’s work flow. Your horse-washing area sees lots of use year-round. It is best to decide if you want something as simple as a bucket, sponge and tree to tie the horse to, or if you[...]

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    Barn Heating and Ventilation

    Horses are most comfortable in well-ventilated barns with proper air temperature and humidity, and few air contaminants and drafts. Stabled horses are exposed to a higher level of dust in their environment than horses living outdoors. Even if a barn is properly ventilated, there is more dust trapped in an enclosure than in an open environment.  Due to this, proper barn ventilation is extremely crucial to your horse’s respiratory health. To improve ventilation in your barn, air movement[...]

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    Properly Cleaning a Horse Stall

    Owning horses can be time-consuming.  Although most horses can survive harsh elements, many people like to keep their horses in their horse stall during extreme weather, whether too hot or too cold.  Depending on where you live, your horse may need to be stalled during summer months when it gets too warm or too buggy, and in the harsh winter nothing is nicer for your horse than a cozy barn.   Regardless of your weather, if your horse lives in the barn for any part of the day, [...]

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    Holiday Barn Decorating

    December 16, 2020
    Holiday Barn Decorating

      It’s that time of year again – THE HOLIDAYS!!!  Time for good friends, family and, of course, decorating your horse barn!! Before you start throwing that tinsel around, check out our safety tips so your festivities don’t turn into nightmares!  Injury to your horses due to electrical shock, poisoning or fire can be avoided with some easy safety tips. Deck the Halls… and the Barns!! Decorating with fresh flowers, plants and holiday items is a great way to ring in the [...]

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    Castlebrook Barns Featured At The Sacramento Zoo

    Transcription Okapi’s Have Arrived At The Sacramento Zoo Tish: We've moved inside the okapi barn. And look, this is the brand new feature here at the Sacramento Zoo. This is an okapi. And there he is. He is six years old. His name is... Jason: His name is Mo. Tish: Mo, and you can come out and meet him today for half price. The zoo is holding a special half-price day, just one of four that they're going to be having throughout the year. And I have with me, CEO Jason Jacobs. Jason, [...]

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    Castlebrook Barns is excited to be attending the Western States Horse Expo from May 9th-12th at its new location - Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA.  The Murieta Equestrian Center is the largest equestrian facility in the State of California, making it the perfect venue for the ever-expanding WSHExpo. Castlebrook Barns has been a partner with the Western States Horse Expo for over 18 years, and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with them yet again at the new [...]

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    You may have noticed we have a different look or, for our first time visitors, we hope you are finding our website attractive, easy to navigate and easy to find the information you are looking for. As you may have noticed, our new website features multiple photo galleries highlighting the company’s barns and various barn designs, including Shedrow barns, RCA barns, Gable/Gambrel barns, as well as multiple other structures including Round Pens and Custom Workshops. As our Marketing [...]

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    Step 3 - The Completion Of Your Barn

    Foundation & Installation - Varies The time frame for this work will vary depending on the size and complexity of the Castlebrook structure that you purchased.   As a general rule, foundations take 3-4 days.  There will be 1-2 days to dig and form the foundation, a day for the inspection, and one more day for the concrete pour.  The time the barn can take to install will also vary.  For example, if using one of Castlebrook's preferred installers, they install [...]

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    Step 2 in getting a new horse barn...Coordination and Fabrication.

      Step 2 in getting a new horse barn...Coordination and Fabrication. Now that you know the type of barn you want and have signed the contract, you're ready to move on to Part 2 in our barn building series. In this segment we will cover what you can expect during the fabrication and coordination of your new barn. Customer Service  Our Customer Service Department will be your point of contact following the signing of your contract and will be with you every step of the way. [...]

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    Getting Started: Design & Contract: 1-3 weeks

    Getting Started: Horse Barn Design & Contract:  1-3 weeks Let's begin with what style barn would best suit your needs.  Most Aisleway Horse Barns -- whether they are raised center aisle, gable or gambrel -- need a fairly wide area to allow for the width of the aisle, the stalls on each side, and additional room for any desired turnouts. Aisleway horse barns are great for colder climates, as you can close up the aisle way doors and have a weather-protected area to care for [...]

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