About to build loafing shed for horses - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 10-20-2009, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 28
• Horses: 1
About to build loafing shed for horses

We are about to start building our loafing shed for the horses this weekend and while we have plans already, I want to ask everyone that IF you had it to over again, what would you insist be done in your shed/barn?
Our shed will have 5 stalls but will only be used during mealtimes and when a horse is sick or injured. They will have free access to come and go. We will have a tackroom and an area at the end that will be covered for hay.
We are also going to use screws instead of nails so there isn't any unnecessary injury and it will be easy to replace a board when one breaks.
So, what do you think is a MUST?
Thanks so much!
Missie
Mom2ThreeGyrls is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 10-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
Sounds great. The only thing I wish I had done was put my Shedrow on a frost wall. It is moving and now we'll have to push it back somehow. Well that and I wish I had a water supply there. Have to haul water when temps freeze the hose. Long winter = strong arms and legs!
Walkamile is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 10-20-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 28
• Horses: 1
Maine?!

I thought it was winter in Maine 12 months of the year! You need a heater in their water.
Mom2ThreeGyrls is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 10-20-2009, 10:29 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
LOL! Sure seems like it! I do have a heater, only when I use it my mare refuses to drink out of the tank. The gelding has no issues with it. My mare is super sensitive to electric current, will check the fence often to see if it is charged. Not sure if she "senses" it , hears it or whatever. So sadly, I haul warm water , often, to them to get them to drink a lot. Hence the strong arms and legs.
Walkamile is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 10-21-2009, 09:06 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lancing, TN
Posts: 262
• Horses: 0
Minimum height of lowest board 10'. Minimum width of stalls - 12' on center. I much prefer full width gates on stall fronts - easier to deal with mares and babies, unbroke horses, scared horses, much easier to clean/strip stall with skidloader, much easier to use empty stall for other purposes(hay, shavings, lawn mower parking, etc.) Concrete the whole floor! Slope the stalls to the rear 1" in 12 ft for drainage. Put french drain at rear.

Last edited by Production Acres; 10-21-2009 at 09:08 AM.
Production Acres is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to build muscle...a lot of it..?? ShannonSevenfold Horse Riding 10 06-29-2009 03:57 PM
Build topline? Spastic_Dove Horse Training 8 05-26-2008 01:01 AM
Want to build my own barn! Suggestions... firelight27 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 01-16-2008 11:58 PM
Shed Faster!! MyPersonalJester Horse Grooming 6 04-14-2007 12:02 PM
How to build up muscles? jasir18 Horse Training 4 03-21-2007 02:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome