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post #1 of 15 Old 08-12-2008, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Pasture shelter

Anyone have any experience building pasture shelters? I'm looking to build one for a mule in very hot, humid FL. Can anyone send me some how-to links, or links to pre-built shelters?

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-12-2008, 09:07 PM
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Since you are in Florida you might want to look into making one out of steel or aluminum. How much are you thinking of spending? I have seen some made out of just those aluminum carport things. I think last time I saw one they were around $6-900 installed.
No termites to worry about with aluminum.


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post #3 of 15 Old 08-12-2008, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Would that protect him from rain? There's a lot of rain here...

In today's economy, who can spend a lot of money on ANYTHING?? I'm trying to avoid anything pricy... LOL

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 06:48 AM
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Have you thought about the pre-built one?

Look at that one: they have built run-ins as well as kits (I think with instructions)
http://horizonstructures.com/kits.asp

When I was looking for the run-in I found those are cheaper than building one on property (although if you build yourself it certainly will save TONS of money).
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Thanks! I think I'm looking to do it myself (soo much cheaper). I just haven't been able to find the right way to do it...

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4 poles in the ground some 2x4's for the roof boards or tin, there you have it. It sounds so easy doesn't it I have thought of building one for ages so I don't have to move my girls from the pasture when it storms. It always seems easy in my little brain


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post #7 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 11:24 AM
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its called a pavilion.... lol
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post #8 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 01:51 PM
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Ha-ha, Vida! It usually more tough than it looks like. :) We were thinking about building one ourself, but after accurate considerations on my side I got the Amish one (well, I have a good discount though - one stall for free).
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 02:55 PM
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4 poles in the ground some 2x4's for the roof boards or tin, there you have it. It sounds so easy doesn't it I have thought of building one for ages so I don't have to move my girls from the pasture when it storms. It always seems easy in my little brain
We turned our shelter into a chicken coop! :roll: BEFORE we had horses!!! Now the chickens own the shelter and I'm stuck trying to build a new one. I think I like the car port idea. My guys have never had any shelter as far as I know. When the elements get really bad ( hail or ice) we have to take the horses 1/2 mile to the barn.

Anywho The chicken coop is made from 4 cedar posts and some 2x4's and some cheap steel siding. It only had 3 sides my daughters and I remodelded it for the chickens so the carpentry isn't the best (Hubby was a carpenter for 14 years and didn't want the chickens...it was a test it think. We passed and finished it out for the chickens.)

Here's a picture of it...I'm proud.

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post #10 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 04:18 PM
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Very cute coop!


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