A Lot of Planning Goes Into Building Horse Barns

If you have been looking at horse barns recently, you may be surprised at how many details and planning goes into building one these days. Gone are the days of a simple “lean-to” that were put up to “make do” for horses and other animals.

Today, even though there is the initial expense of building one at first, horse barns are well designed to save the owner money and time. You want to make sure all your bases are covered when building horse barns. So, it takes a good amount of time in planning and designing before you ever break ground.

Consider your present needs and potential needs in the future. When horse barns are designed and built correctly, they are airy, light and easy to clean for you while creating a pleasant home for your horses.

Horse barns should be a place that both the owner and the horses enjoy. In the long run, with careful planning, properly designed and built horse barns will provide not just a shelter for the horses, but they will have minimal maintenance and upkeep expenses, fewer vet bills, and add value to the property.

Considerations for the Site

The first step in building horse barns is to select a suitable location. The following are a list of the minimum things any new horse barn should have:

  • Natural drainage
  • Ground that is firm and level
  • Utilities nearby
  • Easy to access
  • Room for future expansion

Once a good site has been determined that meets those things, determining the wind direction is the next step. A horse barn needs to be situated so that it can benefit from having good air circulation that isn’t directly in the winding path. The standard setting is at a 45-degree angle toward the prevailing wind so that it can get the summer breeze and avoid frigid winter wind.

There should be plenty of land around the horse barn and be easily accessible for storing hay and manure. Once the proper site is selected, the ground will need to be leveled, and a concrete slab poured that is suitable for the size of the horse barn desired.

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