Planning on building a barn/shelter !!! help please

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    09-23-2007, 12:06 AM
Planning on building a barn/shelter !!! help please

My boyfriend and I have just purchased acreage out in the countryside of Sorrento, BC. Once we've landscaped and prepared the lot, I'll be planning to fence off and build a horse shelter/small barn. It's been hard to come across good plans on the internet for small horse shelters, with areas for keeping hay and tack.

So, my question is, for those of you who don't keep their horses at big barns/stables, what does your barn/shelter look like and what is the layout of it like ?

Pictures would be awesome and really helpful !

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    09-24-2007, 06:51 PM
I board my horse, but my boyfriend and I plan on buying acreage and building our own barn and I came across this site. I think its pretty cool because they show you like everything, all the plans and stuff. I hope this helps
    09-25-2007, 01:01 AM
Those barns are gorgeous ! But probably a little out of my price range and a little big ! They were definitely neat to see for ideas though, thanks again !
    09-25-2007, 01:40 PM
No problem
    09-26-2007, 09:23 PM
We just have a large run in lean-to for our girls. Its made out of galvanized tin and treated posts, with the open side facing south. 3 sides and a roof, limestone screenings on the floor. Pretty simple, just something for them to get out of the weather if they want to. Most of the time they don't even use it. In your part of the world you may need something a little more substantial in the winter unless you blanket them. Our main weather concern is hail, they do all go running for the shed when that happens check they have several books on building horse barns.
    09-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Yeah i've heard amazon is good for books n stuff ! Thanks again
    09-30-2007, 01:41 AM
We have a 2 stall barn with a hay room in it, but have made it a run in shed since then by taking the middle wall down. If you plan to build a barn or any type of shed I recomend unless you live where your barn is to never leave your tack in a unattened barn wether locked or not, I don't care how mild manner "us" canadians are, tack still get's stollen. Trust me i've had my stuben stollen twice in montreal, thnx god recoverd twice.
    09-30-2007, 09:10 AM
Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
if you plan to build a barn or any type of shed I recomend unless you live where your barn is to never leave your tack in a unattened barn wether locked or not, I don't care how mild manner "us" canadians are, tack still get's stollen. Trust me i've had my stuben stollen twice in montreal, thnx god recoverd twice.
We bought one of those little garden sheds to keep our tack in up near the house. Our barn is out away from the house (and out of reach of our "guard dogs" ) Our neighbors were gettting barns broken into so we moved everything worth anything up by the house and inside the fence. I agree about not keeping valuables in a place too tempting to thiefs. And locks only keep out honest people.
    10-06-2007, 02:42 AM
We have an aluminum pole barn. One company came out and threw up the "shell" and some studs along where the aisle would be, then we worked with concrete layers to plan the layout. Concrete aisle and tack room floor. The rest left dirt (our soil drains quickly, so this works for us, make sure you check the area after heavy rain for any poorly draining areas) and either put up walls for a stall or lay pallets to stack hay on. That is the one drawback (that I see) with the pole barn, the rafters are not strong enough to support a hay attic, but this way we don't deal with hay dust floating down.

And congratulations on the new farm! I hope it all works out very well for you.
    10-25-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm trying to find a design for a super basic lean-to. Just a roof and sides. My horse isn't terribly violent so it doesn't have to hold up to kicking and stuff. Just keep him out of the sleet and freezing rain in the winter.
My most recent idea is to since 4 4x4 PT posts in, 2 10ft tall, 2 7ft tall, put a couple pieces of plywood on top and some tin roofing, and then nail some plywood on the sides. I'd have it be about 12/10. Any suggestions or revisements on that plan? I'm very short on funds.

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