Hey! I need to build a larger shelter now that I have 2 horses and winter is coming on. My dad is a carpenter, and he drew up a plan for a shelter...and the materials estimate was $750!
If that's how much I have to spend, I will, obviously. However, that cuts into my emergency vet bill budget, which makes me nervous.
My mom, who has owned horses, says that 3 sides and a roof work just fine. My dad, who is a perfectionist, drew it up a little more elaborate. I want my girls to be sheltered from the wind and rain, but Annie barely uses shelter (she prefers to be out), and it's hard to justify spending that much.
What do you guys think? LoL, I don't want to be cheap to the point of being tight-fisted, but I would like to be frugal. Is a three-sided shelter with a roof sufficient? What are some cheap but durable materials to use?
I live in southern Indiana, so the winters aren't awful. We usually get snow once a winter, if that.