Did you know that Golden State Buildings also designs and builds horse barns? When it comes to building a barn big enough for your horse or horses to live in, there are several things you may want to consider. We’ve compiled a short list for you to follow when sitting down with our design team to figure out the best building option for you and your animal’s needs.
The first thing that properly pops into your head when you are thinking about a barn for your horse is, “will it have proper shelter for weather, and will it come with a warranty?” It is vital to consider changes in weather as one of the most important concerns for your horse. Weather affects their body temperature, other factors when it comes to caring for your horse, and potential mud. Before building, we recommend sitting down with our design team to discuss where you will have sunlight coming through the building, what way the building will be facing for wind direction, and any other construction decisions you may feel are vital to the quality of your horse’s life.
Ventilating Your Barn
After you have thought about the way weather may affect your barn, you will want to consider how you will provide proper airflow to your horse throughout the barn. Horses are used to fresh air, so without proper ventilation, it can actually be detrimental to your horse’s health because the air will stay trapped with odor & humidity.
Natural Or Artificial Light?
The next question you should ask your design team is how much natural light is possible to receive with their buildings. The more natural light the better, but if it isn’t possible for the barn to be well lit with natural light, you will want to look at your artificial light options. Ideally this option would help mimic natural light as best it can, so that your horse’s home is an environment that they will thrive in.
Does Your Animal Have Enough Space?
Space is such an important part of the project. Given that horses are already larger animals, you will want to make sure that they have enough room to roam around and move however they so choose. You will also want to make sure that you have enough room to store their necessities and be able to move around with them. Depending on the number of horses you will have living in the barn, you will want to discuss those factors with your design team here at Golden State Buildings so that they can ensure that the layout fits your needs.
Do You Need Any Other Rooms?
Last but not least, think about all that you will need to store in your barn. Do you need a bathroom, storage room, washroom, etc.? You’ll want to mention these when discussing the layout of your horse barn so that the builders will have more of an idea of what you are looking for.
Contact Golden State Buildings
We would love to help you find a barn that fits your budget and your design goals. Give us a call today at (559) 351-1626, or email us at [email protected] We also offer a live chat feature on our website if you have any specific questions about the types of sheds we offer and their sizes. If you are ready to get started on your building, feel free to contact us today for a free quote on the project. We would love to work with you.