Important Things to Consider Before Building a Horse Barn

Important Things to Consider Before Building a Horse Barn

Building a new horse barn is no joke. It’s a chance to build the stable or shelter that your horses deserve. Just like any other post frame construction project, building a barn for horses needs careful planning and decision making. So, where do you start? Here’s a guide from Tru-Bilt Buildings on what to consider before building your barn.


Barn Size and Layout

The size and layout of your barn is important for a few reasons. An obvious reason to carefully consider the size is the amount of space that you have for the structure and how many horses it will be used for. Another important reason to consider the size of your barn is how much space you need to maintain optimal levels of health and safety for your horses. 



A horse barn needs to be properly ventilated in order to keep the horses healthy. Consider setting up the ventilation in a way to provide maximum comfort for the horses.


Flexibility of the Design

It is important to consider the possibility of needing to make changes to the space in the future and ensure that you have a flexible design that will make these changes as simple as possible. 


Horse Stall Design

The design of your barn’s horse stalls will vary depending on a few factors, such as what type of horse will be kept in the barn, if horse contact between the stalls is ok, and whether or not the stalls should accommodate foaling. These factors will affect the size of your stall as well as the type of stall doors used. 


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