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Looking into a better way to weatherproof the 12' opening into my 12 x 24' run-in this winter. Remember it doesn't get cold just wet here. Plastic strip door might be an option I was thinking.

Since the door faces south and that's the direction our winter storms come from, it gets very wet in there. Last year we had this very cumbersome tarp curtain you had to get on a ladder to open and close. Do not want to do that again. Solid door is not an option.

This is the first company I found online: Buy Strip Door kits and Strip Curtains Online - Strip-Curtains.com

Anyone have any experience with this? I'd love to hear about it.
 

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They use them on refrigeration areas where they load trucks for shipping goods...

Keep the rain out, maybe.... but sure will also stop any air exchange....

Instead of spending money for something like this, what about building a overhang with some outdoor grade plywood.
3 sheets of plywood, some 2x4's to make a frame and you would have a 8' overhang that would keep out a lot of rain....

I could see your horse{s} refusing to go through it as it will distort their sight & smell... you know the fight and flight reflex...might take some seriously getting used to for them.
Just a thought...

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They use them on refrigeration areas where they load trucks for shipping goods...

Keep the rain out, maybe.... but sure will also stop any air exchange....

Instead of spending money for something like this, what about building a overhang with some outdoor grade plywood.
3 sheets of plywood, some 2x4's to make a frame and you would have a 8' overhang that would keep out a lot of rain....

I could see your horse{s} refusing to go through it as it will distort their sight & smell... you know the fight and flight reflex...might take some seriously getting used to for them.
Just a thought...

:runninghorse2:.....

The awning idea is not very workable on this site, unfortunately, and it would be a lot more than the $360 or so the curtain would be. The rest of the shed has a lot of air flow, it isn't solid all the way up to the roof.

However, I would bet you any money that my horse will think it is a vortex to suck horses into the underworld at first. She'll need to be desensitized for sure. However, she has grown used to 'cowboy curtains' and pool noodle gates, she can do this too.
 

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They are quite popular in Switzerland to keep the rain, wind, snow and cold out. There you buy wide PVC strips on a roll and go from there...
Seem to work very well and horses get used to them very quickly. But I don't know how they react with strong winds, though...
 

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Avna, did you ever get the vinyl strip curtains? How did they work out?
Nope. We tarped the entrances to the stalls in the rainy season. It was unpleasant and awkward. The next rainy season my horse spent in a 30 acre pasture where I boarded her while I moved to New England. She was hauled out here the following May, when things thawed out here. I don't think the strips would have worked. If I had it to do over I would have thought harder about the direction the winter storms come in. Some things I have to learn the hard way.
 
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