Pole Barn Builders

Spane Buildings

As pole barn builders, our building techniques allow for economical, flexible and timely building options, whether building an agricultural barn, gambrel style barn or monitor style barn. A finished, post-frame barn is more energy efficient and weather resistant than many other types of construction. We are proud to say we have built hundreds of barns and agricultural buildings throughout Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish and Island counties.

I am just now starting to look for a property. What are some things to be looking for if I plan to add a shop or a barn?

  • What will the building be used for?
  • How much space do I need?
  • How tall should it be?
  • What door sizes will work?
  • Do I want windows?
  • Where will it go on my property?
  • What materials do I prefer? (metal, wood, etc.)
  • Site preparation is a consideration which has a large potential impact on overall cost. The less ground work you require the lower your project cost.
  • What is the access to power, water and other utilities?
  • How much work will need to be performed to access the site. Driveway etc…?
  • Is the zoning appropriate for your use? Will you need to get a variance?
  • What are your long term plans for the property? Will you want to subdivide at some future date? Is this allowed?

Have questions you need answered about an Arena, Barn, Stable and so much more from Spane Buildings the Pole Barn Builders and get some answers to your questions.

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Reber Ranch – Washington

 

Reber Ranch feed store that will supply you with the top products for your equine needs, horse supplements, horse treats to the best hay and straw.

Hay and Straw.jpgSince 1984 Reber Ranch has been dedicated to offering only the best hay available. That is why when we couldn’t find premium hay that met our high standards to sell at Reber Ranch the Reber’s purchased a hay farm in Eastern Washington. Now all of the hay that is sold at Reber Ranch comes from our own hay farm, Round Lake Hay Farm in Soap Lake, Washington. With each cutting, we select only the best hay to send over to sell at Reber Ranch. This ensures that Reber Ranch will always have the highest quality hay available. For pricing go here.

Visit REBER RANCH EQUINE TODAY!

 

Who is Dr. Mary DeLorey?

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Dr. Mary DeLorey graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has been in equine practice in Washington ever since. Her practice is devoted exclusively to high-quality general and advanced equine dentistry. Northwest Equine Dentistry’s mission is to complement and enhance the care that your horse gets from your regular equine veterinarian.

“During my 8 years in general equine practice, my time and interests focused increasingly on equine dentistry. In 2001, I decided to devote all my professional energies to this one discipline. I acquired more and more specialized training, traveling to work one-on-one with some of the most respected and experienced practitioners in the world to fine tune my skills. Every year I have the pleasure to meet over 1000 exceptional horses to help owners provide the very best in equine dental care.”

Dr. DeLorey travels nationally and internationally to lecture and instruct other veterinarians in equine dental technique. Her horse owner education articles are published in some of the largest horse interest publications in the country. And she’s been a contributor to several equine veterinary textbooks.

 

“As a medical professional, it is my responsibility to stay abreast of advances and changes in this very dynamic area of equine medicine. Intensively focused continuing education is an ongoing investment in both time and money that I regard as critical for my professional advancement. I am currently working to achieve certification in the newly formed (2014) College of Equine Veterinary Dentistry (part of the American Veterinary Dental College). To date, there are only 13 board certified equine dental practitioners worldwide.”

Dr. DeLorey is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the profession’s premier organization for the scientific advancement of equine veterinary medicine and professional support. She served on the AAEP’s committee for Equine Dentistry and Dental Education from 2002-2004 and has served as an instructor or speaker at numerous veterinary meetings since 2003. She is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry which operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes to promote and improve dental health for animals worldwide.
The following is a list of her instructor/lecturer engagements:

  • 2003 – Instructor, dentistry wet lab, AAEP Convention – New Orleans
  • 2004 – Panel member, Equine Dentistry, AAEP Convention – Denver
  • 2005 – Instructor dentistry wet lab AAEP Convention- Lexington
  • 2005 – Lecturer Wisconsin VMA annual meeting – Madison, WI
  • 2005 – Basic Dentistry Table Topic Facilitator AAEP Convention – Seattle
  • 2005 – Lecturer AAEVT series at AAEP Convention- Seattle
  • 2006 – Lecturer/Instructor Equine Dentistry Days, Arbeitsgruppe Pferd, Tillysburg, Austria
  • 2006 – Presenter AAEP Focus on Equine Dentistry – Indianapolis
  • 2006 – Basic Dentistry Table Topic Facilitator AAEP Convention – San Antonio
  • 2007 – Basic Dentistry Table Topic Facilitator AAEP Convention – Orlando
  • 2008 – Lecturer NDVMA annual meeting – Fargo, ND
  • 2008 – Instructor Florida Assoc. of Eq. Practitioners Promoting Excellence Dentistry Wet Lab
  • 2008 – Basic Dentistry Table Topic Facilitator AAEP Convention – San Diego
  • 2009 – Lecturer/section coordinator: Equine Dentistry; AVMA annual convention- Seattle
  • 2010 – Basic Dentistry Table Topic Facilitator AAEP Convention – Baltimore
  • 2013 – Panel member, “Equine Exclusive Dental Practices – Collaboration or Competition”; AAEP Focus on Equine Dentistry – Charlotte
  • 2013 – Lecturer, “The Business of Equine Dentistry” AAEP Business Education Meeting – Charlotte

“My practice is devoted exclusively to equine dentistry. My role is to work in concert with your regular equine veterinarian to achieve your goals for your horse’s health and performance. It is my pleasure and joy to serve horses and their owners in Washington and western Idaho.”

Contact Dr. Mary DeLorey today at Northwest Equine Dentistry.

Maria Danieli – Acreage Lifestyles

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A widely recognized leader in her niche, Maria Danieli specializes in the marketing and sales of equestrian properties and luxury acreage homes.

  • Over 25 years of experience representing acreage lifestyle properties
  • Highly-targeted proven marketing strategies
  • A commitment to the highest level of integrity

A lifelong horse enthusiast, Maria not only loves the country estate lifestyle, she lives it herself. She’d love the opportunity to put her passion to work for you.

Call Maria today at (206)650-3015
Serving King and South Snohomish Counties.

Horses and Fireworks

 

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Most horse owners relish the holidays. This is especially true for July 4th celebrations. After all, the extra time off of work and exceptional summer weather allows you to spend more time with your favorite mount.

Even better, horses and ponies are staples at events surrounding community picnics, local parades, and holiday celebrations. However, the increased activity and unfamiliar people – not to mention all the fireworks, strange foods, and more – may startle, stress, or injure your horse. But there are simple ways to help keep her safe.

Parade Participants

Most 4th of July celebrations include a community parade. Oftentimes, horses and ponies are a part of these festivities. Take care, however, if your horse is asked to participate. Obviously, only ride your best trained and most well-behaved horse in any public area. Many horses easily spook and parade participation may exacerbate these tendencies. Help reduce your horse’s stress and prevent injury with:

  • Calming Supplements – use prior to the start of the parade to help calm your horse. Most calming supplements should be given 2 hours before the event.
  • Emergency Hoof Boots – temporarily protect hooves from injury should your horse throw a shoe or just to provide cushioning from the stress of walking on pavement.
  • Horse Treats – reward good behavior and help steer your horse’s attention away from any forgotten candy along the parade route.

Many 4th of July festivities would not be complete without fireworks. However, fireworks and horses do not mix. In fact, the use of just a few lit smoke bombs or firecrackers near your horse’s stall, barn, or pasture can be enough to cause panic. Once frightened, your horse could charge through a stall door or fence and cause injury to herself or an unsuspecting guest. As such, remind all visitors that fireworks are not permitted on your property.

Unfortunately, however, sometimes you cannot control where firework celebrations take place. Many communities head for more rural settings – possibly in the proximity of your horse barn – to watch professional firework displays. While beautiful, the loud booms and constant light flashes of these extravaganzas can be your horse’s worst nightmare. Use the following tips to help keep your horse calm and safe:

  • Install a Pasture Fence – use an electric horse fence to secure pastures and paddocks.
  • Secure your horse in her stall or keep her safe in your horse trailer if you decide to move her to an alternate location with an appropriate Tie Ring or Trailer Tie.
  • Use a Halter and Lead – guide movement between pastures and stalls with a lead, especially if crowds have gathered near your property or fireworks are being ignited.
  • Calm Your Horse – use calming supplements to help reduce your horse’s anxiety.
  • Prepare for Injury – keep an appropriate first aid kit on hand to treat any wounds should your horse spook and hurt herself.

The 4th of July is a great homage to America’s past, present, and future. With a little common sense and preparation, you can easily keep your horse or pony safe and poised to celebrate many more holidays to come.