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Hey y'all, my name's Allison DuPree and I'd like to welcome you to my new web site, Barn Building! I've been a country girl nearly all my life. I just love the outdoors and working on a farm. When I was a young girl I watched my daddy and the other farm hands build the barn that still sits on our family's property to this very day. I've got a whole lifetime full of experience in the planning, designing and construction of barns. You might call me an expert, and I would not be offended by that term. I hope you'll enjoy the articles I've created for this site -- and the photos too! If you have any questions, well then by all means, ask away! In the mean time, thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

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Planning A Horse Barn

A horse barn, stall or stable is a place to keep your horses sheltered safely. In building your horse barn, you may use any type of material and any style of construction you desire. There are no limits to planning, designing and constructing your horse barn. When it comes to constructing a horse barn, you can start from scratch, have someone else do the construction for you, or purchase quality ready-made or custom-made horse barn kits from horse barn manufacturers such as Castlebrook. But if you are just in the planning and designing stage, you must know that there are several things you have to consider when building a horse barn, which includes the following:

1-Interior Layout.
How many horses are you planning to keep? Would you need extra space to keep feed, tack, and other supplies? How big of an aisle do you like? How much space do you have? Do you want a loft? These are some of the many questions you may ask yourself when building a horse barn. Planning the interior design depends on your answers to these questions.

2-Exterior Design.
The interior is not the only part of the barn that requires careful planning. The exterior should also look appropriate and appealing. The material you choose for walls, roofing, windows and doors all compose the exterior of a horse barn and should be well-planned. Walls on a horse barn should be built to last and withstand not only natural forces from outside, but also powerful kicks and other movements from horses inside. Roofing should be properly installed on a horse barn so that there would not be any leaks during the rainy season and would not easily be blown away by the wind. The roof also protects the horses and contents of the horse barn from the heat of the sun, especially during summer time. Windows must be placed on the stables for adequate ventilation and finally, the height of the doors should be high enough to fit the horses through and give them easy access.

3-Comfort and Safety of the horses.
Treat your horse as you would treat other domesticated animals. Give them a proper and comfortable place and material to sleep on like hay. Make sure their doors and gates are tough enough to be safe.

Horses are animals that like to graze in wide-open spaces. Having a horse barn next to a wide-open area will be very beneficial to maintain and satisfy their physical needs. Keeping horses require at least one acre of pasture inside your property surrounded with a sturdy fence to keep horses from escaping and being injured.

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