Ideas For Decorating Horse Property For Christmas
The Christmas season brings holiday decorations and lights of all different types to the home. The same can be done for the barn and the property itself, but it should be done keeping the safety of the horses and animals in mind.
When setting up the decorations and lights, be sure to place them where they are out of reach of the horses and the animals. They tend to be curious. During their investigation and playfulness, they may try to chew the lights or decorations, which may be hazardous.
String up lights around the barn - outdoors on trees and shrubbery as well as on fences. Be sure they are UL rated and are intended for outdoor use. String them out of the reach of the horses.
Greenery may be placed in the barn, but be careful where they are placed. Some of the pines and berries may be poisonous, not to mention the sap may drip onto the horses, which is difficult ro remove from their coats, manes and tails.
Shiny tinsel looks attractive. The horses most certainly will enjoy playing with this new "toy". Be careful where they are placed. If eaten, these may cause digestive problems for the horses.
Go ahead and put up a tree in the barn, if you wish. If it is a real tree, be sure to water it regularly to keep it fresh. When it begins to dry out, it may become a fire hazard putting the lives of the horses and animals on the line.
What adds a nice touch is to hang a Christmas stocking on each stall door. Each one labeled with the horse's name. The horses will love the extra goodies they receive during Christmas. After all, they worked hard all year and deserve some extra treats.
Go ahead and decorate your barn and horse property for Christmas to brighten them up for the holidays. Just remember to keep safety in mind when you do.
Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR® (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania. She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.
Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR
Pennsylvania License #RS297130
Rural and Horse Properties and Farms
Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.
The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.
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