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post #11 of 39 Old 11-08-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Almond Joy View Post
I've always heard that heated indoor arenas are not good for horses because of the fumes?!?!?! is this true?
If the barn is not cleaned properly, the amonia will build up and can burn their lungs.

A heated arena needs to have the footing treated for dust control.
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post #12 of 39 Old 11-09-2012, 11:14 PM
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Well, I would start out small with 8 stalls and eventually make a bigger barn. This barn is almost EXACTLY my dream barn but mine would have 12x14 stalls, dutch doors leading out of stalls into runs and the hay room would be a big tack and equipment area
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And if I lived somewhere where it dropped below 0 F I would want it to be heated, not overly, just to prevent it from freezing- wouldn't have to bring liquid supplements inside. Lots of big doors and everything luxury for horses! Horsey treadmills, hot-walkers, you name it! And, plenty of turnout, everyone would have big 100 foot runs and be turned out for at least 8 hours a day in winter in 2+ acre grass turnouts with other horsey buddies. In summer turned out all but the hottest hours in which they would be brought into the cool barn. To keep the barn cool there would be misters and those huge industrial fans overhead plus little fans by each stall... getting a little carried away!
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post #13 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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I used to work in a barn with a heated indoor arena and stalls. It is like heating your house no fumes they are awesome!!!!
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post #14 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 06:11 AM
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My dream barn would come with someone to clean stalls, fix fence, paint. :)
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post #15 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 06:17 AM
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OK, my dream barn would be round which would mean a round training facility in the middle. There would be an aisle in front all the way around and a wide one around the outside wall for manure removal. All stalls would be wedge shaped and generous. The round bldg. is great when windy.
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post #16 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 08:58 AM
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I'm with saddlebag, one that has someone else to do all of the work! :)

I love my barn, it has everything I need and almost everything that I want and the best part is I don't have to share. I would love to heat my indoor and cover walls with white duraplate instead of the current beat up osb (the walls may happen in the spring, yay!) concrete my aisle, and if we're talking dreaming big kind of dream barn - I would love a therapy pool & an aquatred one day but that would mean adding another barn and hitting the lotto to fund it lol.

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post #17 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 09:12 AM
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Mine is very simple. It would be on hundreds of acres of hilly land with paddocks full of brumbies/retired standardbreds and thoroughbreds/horses requiring 'rehab' (all geldings and mares!). The barn itself would only be small, I don't like stabling horses. A roundyard and a covered arena, and then I'd be set...

Provided I had the zillions of dollars for upkeep on a place like that.
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post #18 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 09:21 AM
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Ouuuuh, let's seee. Beautiful Stables / Oh, so beautiful or Beautiful Stables / gorgeous barn type of exterior (but in miniature)

I'd have 6 or 8 12X12 heavily matted and well drained stalls, with those nice doors in the back so they can go out into a dry pen or just have a window.

High ceilings with natural light (but a wider alley than this, I like big alleys)

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Solar panels so I have no electric bills. A heated water and wash stall inside and out. Loads of pastures, a heated indoor arena.

And finally, a kind person to clean my barn for me. :)

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post #19 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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100ac really isn't all that bad we had 150 on the ranch I managed and the neighbor cut our hay and kept half in exchange we had more then enough to share. I only want 30-50 acres 6-10 horses is more then enough to take up my time haha.
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post #20 of 39 Old 11-10-2012, 09:28 PM
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I'm surprised at all the huge barns!

I just want a three, maybe four horse barn. 12x12 stalls with runs, a feed room, tack room, and bathroom. I want it small and cozy, since it's just for me :)

I do want an indoor arena as well, so it will be costly!
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