Sorry, this will be photo heavy! I took all the indoor ones today, but don't have any new outdoor ones due to the rain. :(
Here's our barn...
The main aisle that runs the length of the barn. There are ten stalls.
Here's the front door that we never use.
And the short aisle across from that.
Down this aisle, we have the wash stall.
The tack room, which is decorated nicer than my living room at home, thanks to my mom lol.
The feed room.
And a storage area with stairs up to the hay loft.
In the hay loft we have more storage for my mom's junk.
And the hay area. That bin is on the floor to catch the rain water that blows in through the cupola when it storms.
I like our hay loft because it's open to the stalls. This makes for easy hay feeding! Here are my ponies as viewed from the hay loft! They are wet because they just came in from the rain. :)
We also have another building with tractor and carriage storage downstairs and more hay storage upstairs.
This is my grandfather's place, newly constructed about 2 years ago. He has 89.6 acres. 40 acres is wooded. I'm not sure exactly how much he has fenced off for pasture, but it's more than enough for our 8 horses.
Here's a google map screen shot that I doodled on.
I love looking at photos of other people's barns, seeing what they did differently. A lot of people on the HF have some nice barns!
The only things I wish we had done differently is have dutch doors to the outside and the paddocks coming directly off the barn. My grandfather said that feature would have been too expensive. I guess dutch doors are a pricy add-on. I also wish we had water spiggots out near the pastures so we didn't have to drag hoses or carry buckets for miles around. And it would be nice if the buildings were closer together so there wouldn't be so much lawn to mow. My grandfather said that wasn't doable either due to the grading. He had the land graded so the buildings would sit higher and not flood in rainy weather and the way the swales worked out the buildings couldn't be closer. Though I suppose that's a good feature to have, despite the extra lawn.