Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
You are doing just fine. It would be nice to have the option of at least an 8'X8' shed with 4 poles, and one wall for a wind break.
I know that up here people will often call equine rescue if a horse does not have at least a 3 sided shed. Because you have the barn, which you could potentially move horses in and out of, I don't think anyone can really complain. Our pasture will have a run in shed, but does not yet. Last winter, we put up one of those $139 canvas sheds that are often used as carports...just as a snow break for them. We used the earth to build a wind block. The canvas shed was blown to peices in the last wind storm, so now they have nothing. Both of the horses in my pasture have stalls that have been empy all winter, that I could move them into if needed (and I do during hard rain/wind in the summer). This summer they will have a shed because I would prefer it.
But as I said, it sounds like you have plenty of options to care for them, and that they are doing fine as is. :)