Category Archives: Barn Design

changing fences and installing gates

This has been a week of ups and downs with more stress then I thought. I’ve been wanting to make some changes in the paddock area at the barn and while I put the money back for it months ago, … Continue reading

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Gravel screenings for better drainage around the Loafing Shed

When I moved to my current location 3+ years ago I paid for several improvements – one of those was adding gravel screenings inside my loafing shed and around the run off area. The 12 x 12 Loafing Shed was … Continue reading

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Barn design: Drainage problems in the stalls

What is wrong with this interior stall photo? The slope runs downhill INTO the barn! So guess where the rain goes? Into the stall and into the barn’s aisle. Guess what the horses are standing in? Mud. If this were my … Continue reading

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More barn changes: Dutch door on the north side

One of the winterizing changes we’ve made to the barn is to the north door. The original door so heavy that one person couldn’t open it! The timbers were of rough sawn, oak and because it also hung crooked with … Continue reading

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Barn Design: Real Life Experiences

I understand, having been a Barn Manager myself that as a business to make money compromises have to be made, resources have to be weighed against income, and that boarders sometimes have to suck it up. Now, I don’t have … Continue reading

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Barn Design: Real Life Disasters

It always amazes me how commercial stables do some of the stupidest things in terms of safety and never feel the need to replace or repair equipment, fences, doors etc… but yet when the first big accident happens resulting in … Continue reading

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Barn Design: Making half stall doors

Wowweeee! Hubby already got the half stall doors finished for the barn interior. I’ll post his pics and may come back later to explain more once I talk it over with him about how he did it. The original tall … Continue reading

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