Horses. They don't need much. Just a little love. That's it. Well, and an endless bank account. But that's it. Oh yeah and hundred and hundreds of hours of your life. Ok maybe a little more than just love but that's a cute sentiment.
First off EF you blogger. Why you delete my post? I wrote a bunch of crap about how I am a low maintenance horse keeper and blah blah but now it's gone and I am not writing it again. Basically I am writing about how our last place was crappy but we made do and my horses were happy and healthy and that is all that matters to me. But that moving to our new place was a huge upgrade that I am not hating. This is what happens when knowledgeable, experienced horse people build a barn. They think of EVERYTHING.
They think of power.
|Safely conduit covered plugs install above each stall.|
They think of storage.
|For all the things we need to hang. Because horse people love hangy things.|
|For all the food and such.|
|For all the saddles. 3 horses 9 saddles? Seems about right. We do have portable racks just in case though.|
|Shelves for all the things. Because if you own horses you WILL accumulate a bunch of useful and useless things that you will need to put on a shelf.|
|For all the hay. Enough storage for 400 bales of hay. Oh how happy the Haflinger would be if we filled the barn with 400 bales of hay.|
|Tool storage. A place to hang the many tools it take to keep a farm in ship shape.|
They think of LIGHTS
|And they didn't hold back with the lights. There are florescent lights in the isle. There are regular light bulb lights in the aisle|
|Lights outside the barn. One of these on either end of the barn. You can probably see us glowing from the space station. Protected by a metal cover. You can see an example of them in the picture of the feed room.|
|Lights in the round pen.|
It's safe to say you will never be short on light around this place. Though most of the lighting in the house is crap but who cares about that anyways. They had their priorities in order.
They thought about the Aisle way
|It only makes sense if you own horses to have an aisle big enough to pull truck fully loaded down with hay in it comfortably or even a hay wagon.|
|Rubber mats down the entire aisle|
They thought of Warmth
|Completely insulated ceiling. The barn is easily 15 degrees warmer than outside in the winter.|
All the stalls are floor to ceiling solid wood. There will be NO draft for you my spoiled ponies.
They thought of ventilation
|Two huge doors on each end facing the direction that the wind blows 90% of the time. In the summer the barn is 15 degrees cooler than outside.|
They thought about Fat ponies
|Electrical outlets and a water spigot.|
|They have this fabulous dry lot for those of us that don't have the self control we need. It's ok chubby ponies I can relate.|
|They have this amazing shelter because even chubby ponies need shelter. A Nelson automatic waterer(love that thing), Lights(of course). A gate big enough to fit the tractor for easy clean up. If they can't be pigs they may as well be comfortable.|
|Rando photo of the coolest cat around. Garfield.|
They thought of comfort
|The stalls are all roughly 12x12 Rubber matted, lighted, insulated, plugs. What more could you want.|
|Walls and gates they can put their heads over. Does wonders for bordom|
They thought of beauty. Stained wooden stalls. It's just perty
They thought of putting kids on ponies in stalls...oh wait, no, that wasn't them.