Advice please for building a horse shelter? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NM
Posts: 35
• Horses: 0
Advice please for building a horse shelter?

I'd like to have a simple, small 3 sided shelter with a roof built for the horse on our property. It would be just enough to provide shelter from rain, wind, and snow. How large does it need to be so she can turn around at least? Any advice appreciated.
(We don't own the horse but the owner doesn't take proper care of her so we feed her and take care of her as best we can as she's sort of on our property. I'm tired of seeing her trying to find shelter in the trees and feel sorry for her. If you've read my older posts, this is the same horse who scares me to death so I keep a fence between her and me although she adores my husband).
Horseshygranny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,121
• Horses: 5
10x12 would be more than enough.
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NM
Posts: 35
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares View Post
10x12 would be more than enough.
Posted via Mobile Device

Should it have a window? Is a dirt floor okay?
This horse is about 7 and has never had a shelter--is it a sure thing she would use it?
Horseshygranny is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
How can she be "sort of" on your property? Either she is or she isn't. If you don't have his permission to feed her, in writing, you could wind up in court. Most horses will leave a shelter to stand out in the open during bad weather. The noise of the weather on the shelter plays havoc with the horse's senses so it will move into the open to better see what it's not hearing so well and can't smell. It's all about survival. Most horses will bum up to a wall but not go inside. If you feed this horse, why should the owner?
Saddlebag is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,121
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseshygranny View Post
Should it have a window? Is a dirt floor okay?
This horse is about 7 and has never had a shelter--is it a sure thing she would use it?
No window. Dirt floor is fine, just try and place it so water drains away from it. All you need is 3 sides, open side facing away from the winter weather ( our open side faces south east since the winter weather comes from the north west).
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is online now  
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
need advice for designing a good run-in shelter freia Barn Maintenance 10 06-25-2013 11:37 AM
Need advice on a manger in my shelter Corporal Barn Maintenance 6 12-30-2011 01:15 PM
Building A Lean-to Shelter CharliGirl Barn Maintenance 3 06-23-2011 12:20 AM
We're building a paddock shelter! ChrissyBz Barn Maintenance 10 05-29-2008 10:47 PM
Planning on building a barn/shelter !!! help please clipclop Barn Maintenance 9 10-25-2007 10:23 PM

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