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    12-27-2012, 09:11 AM
  #11
Foal
I love seeing other peoples barns to! Once mine is finished I will get some pictures up for you to see
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    12-27-2012, 11:59 AM
  #12
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Here is mine right after it was done, but before I put up the fencing.
When I had it built I wasn't intending to own horses again, otherwise I would have chosen something different, but it is very handy and has housed all sorts of critters.
I prefer my open design and that I can drive the tractor in it with both end doors cut wide to accommodate my Deere or truck.
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    12-27-2012, 12:43 PM
  #13
Yearling
I don't have any pictures but it's really easy to picture. Imagen a 10 by 10 square, 8 feet tall. It has grey stain half way up the outside walls (I couldn't reach any higher without getting it on me, and I don't like ladders). On one side is a 4' opening, and when you look inside you'll see that there is a large hole in the back way where a bee broke it (no idea how but I pried the little bugger out of there), you look down and you see that there is 6 inches of water and who knows how much mud. Than you realize the place is so gross no horse has lived in it for 8 weeks. That's my barn.

Spice has been living under a tree for the past 8 weeks and to winter ice storms.
     
    12-27-2012, 12:48 PM
  #14
Showing
Mine is old and rather ramshackle, but it's sturdy, the stalls offer good protection from the weather, and I can get 200 bales in the main barn.

The first picture is the main barn with 2 stalls, and the second is the smaller one with JJ's stall. Those are 10 foot gates, just to give you some perspective.
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    12-27-2012, 01:29 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Mine is old and rather ramshackle, but it's sturdy, the stalls offer good protection from the weather, and I can get 200 bales in the main barn.

The first picture is the main barn with 2 stalls, and the second is the smaller one with JJ's stall. Those are 10 foot gates, just to give you some perspective.
I see a Dish for Satellite TV, I cannot believe you have TV for your Horses, is that not spoiling your Horse a little too much?

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    12-27-2012, 01:44 PM
  #16
Showing
They really like to watch RFDTV but always turn it off when Parelli comes on, for some reason.
     
    12-27-2012, 02:53 PM
  #17
Weanling
My daughter's barn and pasture, where we keep Nibbles.
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    12-27-2012, 08:57 PM
  #18
Yearling
Wow! There are some gorgeous barns on this thread. I can only dream of something like that for my crew. We actually had a barn fire last November in which I lost everything except the horses thank goodness. Everything was attached to our garage and home. All my tack, 170 bales of hay, equipment, tools, everything in the garage including vehicles, horse trailer, flatbed trailer, it all went up in smoke. We also lost our black lab. They just barely saved our house. But, we've rebuilt. The building had to be multifunctional so it serves my husband and his shop needs on one end and my horses on the other. They just have a giant 20x40ft overhang that is about 16ft tall and opens into their dry lot in which they stay at night. The dry lot then opens into a 15 and a 20 acre pasture. Right behind the roll up door that you see there is my tack room which is about a 10x20ft space. I'm also storing about 200 bales of hay in that space. The rest is shop space for my husband. I know, he gets the bigger end but hey, I get to play on 45 acres of space OUTSIDE and since he also maintains the tractor and all our hay equipments, I guess I'll let him have the bigger side.

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Tack area
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Front view of the shop side...
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Where they eat...
New building 040.jpg

Where we play...
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    12-28-2012, 06:34 PM
  #19
Yearling
I'm sorry to hear about your fire but sometimes necessity results in the best design. Your setup gives your horses a huge shelter while also using less materials and taking up less space than traditional layouts. Not everybody is smart enough to come up with a design like that. I would do pretty much the same thing.
     
    12-28-2012, 08:06 PM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ponyboy    
I'm sorry to hear about your fire but sometimes necessity results in the best design. Your setup gives your horses a huge shelter while also using less materials and taking up less space than traditional layouts. Not everybody is smart enough to come up with a design like that. I would do pretty much the same thing.
I appreciate that ponyboy. Sometimes I feel bad I don't have the traditional stalls but after the fire, I'm kind a thinking had they been in their stalls, I would be mourning the loss of way more than just stuff. And the overhang does have enough corner space that when my mare injured herself this summer and needed privacy from the other horses, we took two 16ft panels and gave her a corner stall for a while. We made it work. By the way, hubby and I designed this building on a napkin at Dairy Queen and a local contractor helped us bring it to life.
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