Originally Posted by Clava
What a brave girl!
Are fire escapes for horses considered in the planning of these big barns? Could they be improved? Only asking as I have never been to one or know the set up.
Actually yes they are because it is considered a commercial building, and thus they have to adhere to the building codes of their area, and most contractors today who are worth their salt will adhere to agreed upon national standards.
The issue with a barn is that there are a lot of things in it that are flammable, the feed is flammable, the dust is flammable, the building its self is flammable, and because of this a fire can spread quickly.
Personally I'd like to see the norm be barns with a water based fire suppression sprinkler system. I am sure everyone would much rather have a wet horse than a crispy one.