Building A Horse Barn , Planning, Designing - DVD

How to Build a Horse Barn

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Your Horse Barn - DVD Video
Planning - Designing - Building

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Here are some examples of the what is covered in the DVD, Your Horse Barn: Planning, Designing, Building :

 

Getting Your Horse Barn Built 

One of the first things you have to decide when planning a horse barn is who will build it. Basically, you have four choices:

  1. Buy a modular or pre-manufactured barn to be delivered and set up.
  2. Hire someone to take charge of all or part of your barn project.
  3. Act as your own contractor and hire the construction workers and tradesmen.
  4. Build it yourself from scratch or from a modular barn package.

The method you choose will depend on how soon you need the barn, how much time you have to spend on the project, your budget, and the extent of your construction ability and experience... read more...

Stall Size and Number

Stalls are the horses' dorm rooms inside your barn. When planning your barn, the main things you need to decide about stalls are:

      • How many stalls you need.
      • How large the stalls need to be.
      • The type of floor the stalls will have.
      • What to cover the walls with.
      • What type and size of doors to install.
NUMBER

The number of stalls you need depends on how many horses will require stabling at one time. If your horses live mainly outdoors, read more...

Heating

If you live in a winter climate, you might be thinking about heating the entire barn or at least a room or two.

Ask yourself this question: "Is the barn primarily for my comfort or for my horse's health". You may want to work in the barn in your shirtsleeves during the winter, but your horses dress for winter in the fall and can't take off their coats till springtime.

Horses are generally more comfortable - and much healthier - living either outside or in an unheated barn. as long as they are protected from drafts. When it gets really cold, say below 0 degrees F, it is healthier for a horse to wear a blanket and have plenty of fresh air than to close the barn up tight and blast him with a heater.

When a horse does require additional warmth, say because of sickness or injury or to dry off, an infrared or radiant heater or a well-protected heat lamp can be used to warm the animal without heating the entire barn.

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