I have worked in all kinds of barns, but have to say that the less efficient and comfortable were shedrow barns.
We had one too.
Just remember when considering building barns, you can do much in shedrow barns, but you can do twice as much if you put stalls across each other with a covered aisle between them.
You will have just as much airflow, you have access to the stalls from the outside and can add runs for the horses there, access to pastures thru that too.
When the weather is bad, you will be out of it in the aisle, more than in a shedrow, even if you use curtains.
Horses will be more protected from sun, wind and rain and snow in an aisle barn.
I say, unless you just want to have shedrow barns, spend that same money on the more practical aisle barns and you will live happier.
Ditto, ditto, ditto! Maybe it's because I live in a state where I'd be miserable with one, but we have 4 stalls (technically have two now, but can have 4) and there are 2 on one side with dutch doors and 2 across from them with dutch doors, with a little aisle in between so there is a straight breeze across from them. I also have a wonderful teeny aisle where I can get out of the weather and not have to do everything underneath the overhangs.
[QUOTE=dmalbone;4839695]LOL, thank you so much!! That means a lot since at this point I'm ready to tear the whole thing down and forget I ever owned horses. It's impossible to do anything on a budget in the horse world.
you are preaching to the choir. much pondering trying to decide what kind of barn I want and how to make it happen on a budget.
Last edited by Catersun; May. 1, 2010 at 03:58 PM.
Reason: because I'm sick and it's impairing my typing.
If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.