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  • Barn Designs and Layouts

    Hey guys : I am cross posting this . I am finally closing on my land and need to find some Blueprints and Layout styles for the facility I am building. I am having no luck finding any books. I have gone to local bookstores .
    Any advise ?

  • #2
    I had to "build" a barn for a project for school. If you PM me I will try and figure out how to send it to you Its not the "basics" but its not crazy different either.


    • Original Poster



      • Original Poster

        It has been so hard deciding on the Style of barn to build.
        And without having books or magazines to look at makes it even harder in the decision process. Boy what a project.


        • #5
          COTH the magazine has ads for companies that build barns.
          You could contact them for plans and maybe bids.

          Most people build a basic center aisle barn with stalls on both sides, some of that space tackroom, feedroom, washstall, etc.

          For me, most important is that there is an overhand and pens out from each stall, so horses can come and go most of the time.
          Makes for so much happier horses.

          Of course, if you have show horses, then do whatever those in your discipline that have the winners do.

          By the time I could build a barn, I had been working in many and knew what works and doesn't and what would suit for MY uses.

          You need to say what you will do with your horses before anyone can help you much.


          • Original Poster

            OH I am sorry . I am strictly into Hunters . So this is going to be a private facility . I need 10-14 stalls and they need to be big stalls. It is going to be a very top notch facility and I am working on outside ring (2) details now . So this is a lifetime dream come true and want to make it one of the best in the area.
            My horses are my life . and we have worked very hard to get this now going ...


            • #7
              I forgot to tell you welcome to COTH.

              There are several books with very nice barns.
              This one looks interesting:


              For the kind of state of the art barn you seem to want, some of those architects that build showplace barns would be a good place to start.


              • #8
                "Complete Plans for Building Horse Barns Big and Small" by Nancy W. Ambrosiano and Mary Harcourt is a great book. Used it in a Stable Management class in College.

                here is an amazon link. I have the Second Edition, not the Third.

                Brae Mont Farm


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks going to Barnes & Noble and order this book . Thanks for that..........


                  • #10
                    Where are you located? What works in FL probably won't in MI.

                    Worth keeping in mind
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                    • #11

                      They have photos and blueprints of buildings they have designed for people. click on the barns and many of them have a layout design of the stalls and any storage, apartment, bathroom, etc. If they didn't do the interior there will not be a layout.


                      • #12
                        If you really want top of the line, you could call the barn managers at Hilltop Farm, Silvercreek Farm, Iron Spring Farm, Stargate Sporthorses, Canaan Ranch, Garner Creek Farm, etc and ask who they used to build their barns.
                        Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.