Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
We don't have a commercial barn, but I can answer your questions based on ours.
- - - First I want to know what kind of horse-sport you’re doing at your business?
We event and do jumpers and dressage.
- - - Then I also want to know what kind of breed you have, and if you’re
breeding with your horses?
A Quarter Horse, a Thoroughbred and an Oldenburg. The TB just had a foal in May and we might breed her once more in a year or two.
- - - I also want to know how many horses you have on your stable? (or a value of it)
2 horses and 1 filly. Do you mean value of horses? Or stable? The horses are probably worth about $16,000. The stable is about $60,000.
- - - As next I want to know what kind of stables are there in your stable? (Outside, inside, well/not well ventilated, straw or wood-curls or… as bedding materials, and if the roof of the building is high or not?..)
3 stalls - all have large windows and 2 also have dutch doors. Well ventilated when everything is open. We bed with pine sawdust and our roof is low - probably 12 feet.
- - - Then I want to know what kind of roughages you’re feeding to your horses? And if there is no dust in it, a little bit, more than normal or a lot of dust?
We use 50-55 pound square bales. Orchard Grass or Orchard Grass/Timothy Hay mix. We feed it in hay racks, little to no dust (maybe a little from sitting in the barn - but nothing major).
- - - I also want to know if there are any horses at your stable who have a problem with the respiratoring system? And how many horses?
No respiratory problems :)
- - - And last but not least, are you (maybe) interested to buy this machine? Why yes or why not?
I'm not interested in the machine now (although I like the concept) because I have no use for it now. But, if we had a horse with bad respiratory problems I would definitely look into it!
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina