Horse Barn Planning & Building Tips

C&S-Construction-4With the various building codes and equipment choices available, there are a lot of details to keep in mind when planning your ideal horse barn. A well-planned barn will add value to your property and have lower maintenance costs, so be sure to consider every option during the design and planning process. Here are some tips for deciding on the location, type and size of your new horse barn in Spokane.

Location of the Horse Barn

The first step of building a horse barn is finding a suitable location. The site should have easy access, solid and even ground, proximity to utilities, room for future expansion and good natural drainage. Another aspect to consider when planning the ideal location for your horse barn is the wind. The barn should be positioned to benefit from the wind’s natural air circulation while not being directly in the wind. Orienting your horse barn at a 45-degree-angle to the prevailing wind will allow for excellent air circulation while preventing a wind tunnel from forming in your center aisle. Be sure to leave some accessible land aside for hay storage and manure as well. After finding the perfect location, you’ll need to decide on the type and size of your horse barn.

Horse Barn Types

There are many types of horse barns, and choosing the best one for your horses can be difficult. Common options are fabric-covered, pole, and steel barns. When deciding which style is best for you, consider the climate, the function of your horse work, and your budget. Fabric-covered barns provide a healthier environment with natural ventilation, reduced mold, and maximum boarding space because there are no internal support posts. A pole barn uses beams and posts to allow for maximum space with minimal framing elements in the walls. This is the most popular style for custom barns because it is economical, strong and simple to build. Steel horse barns provide an affordable alternative to traditional horse barns. They are durable, easily maintained, and safe for your horses. Once you’ve chosen the type of pole building, the last step in planning a horse barn is the size.

Horse Barn Size

When deciding on the size of your new horse barn, it’s essential to plan ahead. Generally, we recommend building a few extra horse stalls in your new barn just in case. These can also be used for storage. You may consider adding extras to your horse barn which would take up additional space, such as a wash stall, a tack room, or a food storage area. It is essential to plan for the correct area in your new horse barn so that it can accommodate your horses for many years to come.
Edited by Justin Vorhees

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