Making the Most Out of Life on the Farm: An Animal Farm Tour

You can’t have a farm without animals! Well, I guess you could, but it wouldn’t be near as fun.  On the Eggers farm in Pilot Point, Texas, home to your friends at The Original Windmill Ceiling Fan Company, we raise Belted Galloway cattle, yes the Oero cows! But it doesn’t stop there. We have Paso Fino…

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Farm life: Riding and Showing Horses

It feels like it was only yesterday. I was maybe 2 or 3 years old when an amazing man named Mr. Gamble started boarding his two Clydesdales at our small farm in Kansas. The horses’ names were Bonnie and Frank, Mr. Gamble would hitch the horses and we would ride around the neighborhood pickin up…

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Making the Most Out of Life on the Farm

Always dirty. Always in trouble. That’s the best way to describe my life on my grandparents’ Kansas farm as a young girl. After all, what kids do you know enjoy running behind the manure spreader? And it was never a game of how to dodge the flying manure, by the way. Oh, no, no, no…

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Equestrian Spotlight: The World Equestrian Center

The equestrian industry is already booming beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. So imagine adding two spectacular centerpieces in the heart of the country that instantly shoots the industry’s nationwide appeal into another stratosphere. While that seems too good to be true for horse lovers and showers everywhere, it’s exactly what Larry Roberts and the rest of…

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Local Heroes Series: Fallon Taylor

We are around cowboys and ranchers all the time. And trust me when I say they all have an inspiring story to tell about where they’ve been, what they’ve experienced, and where they want to go in life. Heck, Phillip and I could tell you plenty of tales from our days on the farm –…

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Local Heroes Series: Tom McCutcheon

Local Heroes Series: Tom McCutcheon When you grow up on a family farm like we did and spend nearly every waking second riding horses competitively, you are bound to get attached to your animals. And really, the word “attached” is an understatement. Whether it’s a powerful horse or a few heads of cattle, they are…

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Horses Cool Off Easier with Windmill Ceiling Fans

Cooling Having ceiling fans in barns to help keep horses cool in summer is not a new idea, and it is much cheaper than installing air conditioning, especially if the barn is large with a very large air volume. Ceiling fans in barns are also a good idea for the health of your horses. They…

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Keeping Horses Cool and Comfortable

Enclosed Stalls Can Be Kept Cool Like most animals, horses become stressed and uncomfortable when they get too hot. In fact, a fully-grown horse working hard in very hot conditions can lose up to four gallons of sweat an hour! A horse at rest won’t lose that much liquid, of course, but when it’s hot,…

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Stylish Horse Barn Cooling Option

cooling horses in barn

Horse Barns Need Cooling Horses are stylish animals. They have curves and easy-flowing lines in all the right places, displaying strength, power and agility in a stylish, sleek body of pleasing proportions. It’s surely only right then that these beautiful animals should relax, eat and sleep in stylish surroundings. The horse stable should be more…

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