If a barn renovation or upgrade is in your plans for 2015, then choosing stall accessories will be on your to-do list. When choosing stall accessories, there are particular factors that you will want to look for. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most out of the stall accessories that you select.
The safety of stall accessories should be at the top of your list. You should only use stall accessories manufactured specifically for use with horses. Look for potential safety issues like sharp edges or protruding hooks, nails, or screws.
If you are looking at a product made of plastic, like a corner feeder, make sure that it is made from a durable, heavy-duty plastic to avoid splintering and cracking. This is especially important if the product will be exposed to a harsh winter climate.
If you are looking at barn lighting for a stall, then make sure that the light is fully enclosed by a cage or other protection to avoid it breaking or being struck by a horse. You will also want to invest in electrical outlets that have heavy-duty cover plates to protect them from being accessed by a curious horse.
When you purchase stall accessories, you want them to last. One aspect of purchasing durable stall accessories is to buy stall accessories that are top quality. Classic Equine Equipment’s values include providing only quality products that we can stand behind.
When purchasing a significant product, like a waterer, you may want to consider the warranty that is offered with each product. For instance, the EquiFount Horse Waterer comes with a 5-year unconditional warranty. Having a strong warranty can save you another potential purchase if your product were to break or malfunction.
If you are purchasing a stall feeder, consider the safety and height of that feeder. Classic Equine Equipment’s Extra-Large Corner Feeder allows you to feed your horse from the ground, a more natural position which can help to keep his respiratory system healthy. Feeders are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so choose the feeder that is the best match for your horse.
The price of stall accessories will certainly affect your buying decisions. However, never let an item’s price outweigh its safety, or you may be spending what money you saved in vet bills instead.
When choosing stall accessories, doing your homework can definitely pay off. Make sure that the stall accessories that you purchase are just right for what you want for you barn.
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