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Horse shed to shelter

  • 19-10-2022 11:20am
    Registered Users Posts: 347 ✭✭

    Anyone have any pictures of a horse shelter or shed. Have 2 horses and a bit of stony ground with access up a hill and water.was hoping to put in a basic bit of a shed with open front for cover for winter months. Have some telephone poles spare. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,290 ✭✭✭✭_Brian

    Google pole barns... lots of examples and plans on google..

    Stables where our daughter rides have made some from esb poles, obviously this one isnt poles but others are

    The central panels are great as no matter which way the wind blows the ponies can move to shelter and still be under the roof

  • Registered Users Posts: 347 ✭✭irishguy19772

    Thanks very much for picture. Really appreciated

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭enricoh

    My sister has a 20' container with half of it fenced off for small hay bales and the other half the horse sleeps in it. Then 2 esb poles cemented in an a lean to sloping down to the container. Hand enough set up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,827 ✭✭✭✭Base price

    Face the opening away from the prevailing wind which in Ireland is South and West. I would face it North or North West as we seldom get strong winds from that direction. I saw one built years ago and the man didn't put the galvanised sheets down to the ground. He kept them about 18" off and used an old rubber conveyor belt bolted to the timber to cover the gap. It stopped draughts coming in and protected the galvanised from getting damaged and rusted. I reckon for two horses you would want to build at least 15' x 15'. If you keep an eye on donedeal you can pick up second hand galvanised or aluminium decking sheets. You could also pick up second hand hay racks that you could bolt onto one of the side walls which will keep hay/haylage dry leading to less waste. I would also suggest putting in some sort of stone base both into and outside the entrance (rolled in) to prevent poaching/mud.