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    07-23-2012, 09:10 AM
Originally Posted by xJumperx    
My pleasure :) Yep, you could adjust anything to however you want. Could add more stalls, more hay storage, bigger tack room, bigger run in ... everything is adjustable when your building :) Just keep in mind that if you make the open area bigger, you need longer crossties. I recommend making a clipping mechanism so that you can clip the crossties to the wall when not in use, but that's something easy that your average joe could do.

Best of luck!! Let us know what you decide :)
Could just add another run along side the previous one too. Hmmmm all the possibilities here. Thank you!!
I've had to store hay in my tack room because it was the only space available, and its not that bad, just dusty sometimes.
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    07-23-2012, 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by ponyboy    
No way I'd store hay right beside a stall and tack room. But that's just me.
There is going to be a wooden wall there, dear :) It's not like it's chicken wire. That's why it was seperated with dotted lines - It stands for walls within the structure. The black lines on the outside were just for the exterior walls ;)
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    07-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers    
My husband and I are debating on whether or not to move. SO I was looking into properties that had barns, some new, some needed restored. And I was looking into just having enough property for the horses and maybe to add a structure later.
I was wondering if it would be best to get a place with a barn, or if we should look into a prefab barn to put on the property. Or if we should just wing it and put up a pole barn ourselves. Pros and cons of both would be great. I'm really liking the prefab barns JMO. Any kind of input would be great!

Thank you!

*Our current living conditions are up in the air at the moment, and might be forced to move anyway* Any kind of help would be great!!
You guys should definitely check out They travel all over the US and build the most beautiful barns/ barn homes I have EVER seen. You should definitely think about prefab barns. They can be pretty cost effective, and customized to your liking. I love mine :)
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    07-23-2012, 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by xJumperx    
There is going to be a wooden wall there, dear :)
Wood burns too.
    07-24-2012, 11:42 AM
You know ponyboy I know all about barn fires, but my grandfather and great grandfather built their barns out of wood and have been standing for 30+ years now, and we store grass hay in one barn and mulch hay in another, meanwhile he has like 5 separate barns. I'm not much for a metal structure, but have considered it. My personal OP I like the natural texture of wood. Just because you have issues with fires doesn't mean all of us should. My husband's parents lost their home when he was 14, and his grandparents lost their home when he was 19. 2 of my dads garages burnt. We know all to well about fires. And yes I worry about it every time a storm hits, or I leave the house for a while. My animals are my main concern when i'm gone. I will build what I can afford, and for my needs thank you.
Thank you all for your sites and ideas!! Making lists....
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    07-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by ponyboy    
Wood burns too.
Ah, but in your pretty 100% metal structure, if a pony decides to touch his bum to the wall in a lightning storm, it's lights out. If a pony in a wooden barn with aluminum walls decides to snooze against a comfy wooden wall, it's see you in the morning :) Don't want to start a fight, but this clearly isn't your strong subject, so why not go look elsewhere that you can actually provide decent facts at :) Kay?
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    07-24-2012, 07:59 PM
When did I say metal would be better? The better thing would be to have a separate hay barn! The problem is that your stall is too close to the hay.
    07-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Yea but what about all of those old barns that store hay above all the stalls, the whole loft thing. I don't have that much money to keep adding buildings, plus it will raise my taxes. I know I can always get one later, but as of the moment i'll have to use what i've got or decide to get.
    07-25-2012, 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by ponyboy    
When did I say metal would be better? The better thing would be to have a separate hay barn! The problem is that your stall is too close to the hay.
Because horses are hologramic figures that can jump through walls.
My horses have their hay living right across their noses, in the loft. A seperate hay barn is one more thing to catch fire. And hay spreads fire -fast.-
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    07-25-2012, 08:09 PM
Originally Posted by xJumperx    
And hay spreads fire -fast.-
Which is why I don't understand how it's better to have your horse RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the hay instead of further away from it.

But no matter, I have a cheap solution: Move your hay to the other side of your cross-tie area. At least that way smoke is unlikely to get into the stall and fire would take longer to get there too.

Originally Posted by xJumperx    


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