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        10-10-2013, 08:16 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Help me put together "the list"

    DH and I are house/property hunting right now and we are going for a loan/grant to start our own facility. We are doing a 15 stall barn, with focus on a small riding school with a few lesson horses and boarding. Plus my own horses.

    I have been asked to put together a list of everything needed to do the initial set up of the barn and i'm not going to lie, I keep drawing a blank lol. Its sad because I know I know these things but when I need to sit down and list them out I just can't seem to do it.

    Manure Forks
    Brooms
    Wheel Barrows
    Rakes
    Water Buckets
    Outdoor Water Troughs with heaters
    Feed Buckets(for in the stalls)
    Grain Buckets(for each horses grain to be made up into)
    Hoses
    Grain Storage Bins
    Round Bale Feeders
    Slow feed nets for round bales
    Arena Drag
    Blanket Hangers
    Cross Ties
    Stall Mats
    Tractor(type to be decided yet, must be able to move round bales)
    Bucket Hangers
    Fully stocked first aid kit for horse and human(I have the list of items needed for these already)
    Bridle Racks
    Saddle Racks
    Mounting Block(s)
    Feed Scoops
    Bucket Scrub Brushes
    Fencing - Electrobraid?
    Fence Posts
    Gates
    Gate Latches
    Shovels
    Ice Pick
    Hay forks

    I am drawing a serious blank on this tonight. We are going to start pricing things out this weekend so I need to get a detailed list for every little item. I also have to have quantities for each item as well.

    So umm... help? Lol
         
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        10-10-2013, 08:26 PM
      #2
    Trained
    You did a good job, I can't think of much more at the moment, but how about a heavy duty shop broom? And if you go with a bobcat skidsteer, list all the attachments, such as your roundbale spike attachment.
         
        10-10-2013, 08:28 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Good idea Karen! Thank you

    I also am adding:

    White board for communication/worming schedules etc
    White board markers
    Stall Signs
    Barn Signs
    Phone
         
        10-10-2013, 08:29 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Sexy buff stable boy....
         
        10-10-2013, 08:34 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    We have decided we are doing the coverall arena and possibly doing coverall for our barn. We are doing two wash stalls in the barn and an outdoor wash rack and separate hay storage as well.

    I am so excited that this is finally happening! This has been my life long dream and its going to be happening! Hmm a sexy buff stable boy... since hubby is always away I like this idea
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        10-10-2013, 08:48 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I feel the need to add unnecessary items to your list:

    Horses. More horses.
    At last two dogs to chase around and bark at each other in the lesson arena, especially during beginner lessons
    Umpteen barn cats
    Cool seasonal decoration
    Cool horse mail box
    Four wheeler
    Tons of signs to put on the road to let everyone know there is a for serious barn RIGHT HERE

    I could think of more but you would probably hunt me down.
         
        10-10-2013, 08:51 PM
      #7
    Trained
    Almost forgot, hydrants for outdoors, year round, and 220 amp service (that's the pricey thing!)
         
        10-10-2013, 08:52 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Well I have the two dogs
    I want a four wheeler though!

    As for signs... I don't want anyone knowing where my barn is unless they have too
         
        10-11-2013, 01:45 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Leaf blower and an extra battery if you go electric
    Quick hose connectors for all hoses and spouts
    At least one pocket hose. Its sooo light weight and compact that have a couple around for random needs.

    I've done this before and recently here some suggestions and advice:
    Price compare using Google Shopping: Google Shopping
    You can use keywords or specific brands and sizes but it saved me a BUTTLOAD of money.

    When you have a choice of colors choose black. Powder coated, plastic color, bridle hooks, saddle racks etc, get black. Its usually cheaper than colors, and to get splashes of color decorate elsewhere. The only exception to this are colored buckets for horses that get supplements. Everybody has their own colored bucket, or a black bucket with a colored piece of electrical tape on the handle with their name.

    However many bridle racks you think you need in your tackroom, double it, and if you have the money, triple it.

    In my private home barn where I keep my tack, I have two horses and 17 bridle racks and I still wish I would have bought more and planned more space to accomadate even more. And again this is a tack room for only the two horses I keep at home.

    You can seem them in my post here:
    Tack Rooms

    If you can't afford a ton of bridle racks, I find the larger cat food cans with a single nail hammered right through the center work just as well, you can even paint them to match the rest of your hardware.

    I was REDICULOUSLY excited when I bought my first horse farm, and I wish I would have spent as much time planning my mud and manure management as I did shopping for the stuff I need.

    It's not as fun, I've spent 5 times more on mud, manure and pasture management that I did on setting up and equiping a full barn. Plus you set up a barn once, mud, manure and pasture are ongoing and forever.

    So my number 1 piece of equipment to invest in is a bunch of hoofgrid or stablegrids installed around all heavy traffic areas

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        10-11-2013, 02:33 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Whoa, sounds way cool! Congratulations on the new plans!
    So if it was MY barn and my funds were unlimited....
    I might add to the list

    Smoke detectors
    Barn phone with limited long distance access and emergency numbers programed in
    Mixing spoons for feed room
    Extra lead ropes
    Those legal signs you have to post telling everyone that when they die as a result of interacting with horses, it is not your fault.
    Cones or letters for the riding arena
    ?Mirrors for the arena?
    Chairs for lesson watchers
    ?A way to tape and replay lessons?
    Pre-teen girls to muck stalls for you and to help oogle the sexy stable hand

    And most importantly... a Keuring coffee machine and a mini-fridge to hold half-n-hal... er, I mean, horse vaccines.

    If I think of anything else, I will add it on...

    Man, have fun!!! Whoo-hoo!!! Party on at the tack shop!!!
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