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post #1 of 7 Old 11-13-2014, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Another winter of barn remodeling

So I've been using the nice weather to get things done outside and the cold weather to work on the inside :)

I need to put up a shelter for the pony this way I can have 3 runs/paddocks this winter and there's no question as to who's getting what hay. I'm not going to have the funds or time unfortunately though to build a permanent wooden shelter until next year. They do come in to stalls at night, just need something to keep her covered on bad days.

I was going to get this:
ShelterLogic Shed-in-a-Box, 10 ft. W x 10 ft. L x 8 ft. H - Tractor Supply Co.


or this:
ShelterLogic Shed-in-a-Box 10 ft. x 10 ft. x 8 ft. RoundTop Storage Shed, Gray - Tractor Supply Co.

Do you think the round one would be better for snow? I know someone who has the first one and her mare is almost 15.3 hands. The pony who would use it is 13.1 hands.

What do you think? Also, it would be butted up against the side of the barn so there will be a wind block.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-13-2014, 01:34 PM
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I'd go with the round one for places where it snows, it would likely help keep snow from piling up on top.

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I wouldn't waste my money on either. It won't hold up to wind or a horse scratching on it. Either leave her up if it's that bad or if she's like mine, she doesn't even notice the bad weather.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-14-2014, 03:09 PM
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I have a rounded Shelter Logic tent that I park my trailer in. It's much larger than the ones you're looking at & is exposed to all kinds of weather.
It's held up great over the 5 years or so that I've had it.

A friend has had one even longer for her hay barn I it still looks new. Those shelters are tough.

For horses I would attach plywood to the inside as a kick board.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-14-2014, 03:53 PM
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Can't attache a link but check this out for a sturdy cheap alternative. Do a search.
How to make a shelter out of pallets. Free range life
I bet you could do a nice shelter for under 100.00 easily
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-20-2014, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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We've decided that she's just going to share my other mare's paddock/run in again this winter and in the spring we will build her a permanent run/paddock. It'll cost me double to build one then buying one of the fabric ones but I know it will last :)

churumbeque - all of my pallets are in my hay barn with my winter hay on top lol.
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