The Midwest Horse Dream Barn project

Discussion in 'The Corral' started by Brilliance, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    So in about 5 years I will be building my own new fancy schmancy barn and I want everyones help:

    Post something that would be a GOTTA HAVE if you were to build a barn from electrical outlets to stalls latches I wanna know it all. Please post pics and links as you have them.

    Have at it!!!!
     
  2. MyTeDun

    MyTeDun Senior Member

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    That one will make me use my brain----- hummmm I have a long list of things that most likely never be a part of my barn.

    Cupolas
    glass set in sliding doors
    heated/a-c viewing room
    big wash rack with mats up walls too
    sufficient lighting
    Nice base
    stalls attached
    pavers in aisleway
    automatic water in stalls
    automatic misting system for arena
    surround sound in arena and barn
    fancy grated stall fronts - full door
    swing out grain feeders
    automatic fly system

    Believe me my wish list goes on and on!!
     

  3. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    Bring it on MyTe! I'd love to see what brands styles of everything to!
     
  4. Cadence

    Cadence New Member

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    My only suggestion to the previous list is the full mesh metal doors, they are horribly noisy if you have horses that like to bang/kick them. I have a friend that built the barn of all barns, and she now hates them!!!!
     
  5. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    I LOVE framed mesh doors. THey alow excellent air flow and if framed well are quite sturdy.
    Pin locks. MUCH safer. horse can not get them out!
    Full solid stall door on the wash racks with a heat lamp and corner fans, for winter bathing.

    Um..... I'll think of more.
     
  6. MyTeDun

    MyTeDun Senior Member

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    Full runs outside each stall

    Central ventilation system for air circulation

    super wide aisles


    My dream barn is planted in my head----- I just need the land and the $$
     
  7. StarryNight924

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    I got the "joy" of visiting Kendall Road Equine Clinic today to pick up Boo with HorseMommy47. Aside from the fact that it is what it is and that I don't ever want to have to go back there, they do have the framed mesh type stalls with the coolest pin locks I have ever seen. I want them for my non-existent barn!

    Also, I would put "pillow padding" and thin mats on top of that in the stalls, thick mats (wall to wall) in the aisles, dutch doors to the runs from each stall, low to floor corner feeders, a door to get to the corner feeders....Dude Linds, you just need to come visit me at the barn. Most of what I just listed is at my barn, minus the dutch doors...
     
  8. Shell

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    A human bathroom.
    One of the barns we board at does not have a bathroom. I hate to ask if I could use the bathroom in their house.

    If I had the money to have a custom dream barn made, I want 2 indoor arenas. 1 regular one. And 1 for trail riding, which would have a large hill with shrubs and plants, on the ground..small trees and a creek with fish.
     
  9. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    Websites people!!!!!! I want pics. I have to explain this all to a duhm non horsey man who wants it to be a cattle barn. He is, however, easily pursuaded by pics and websites. I just suck at explaining things to him. Who would be your dream barn builder?

    Hay storage?

    size of indoor (myself, trainer and clients) WP/HUS?

    Viewing room amenities?
     
  10. Horsemommy47

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  11. flygyrl

    flygyrl New Member

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    At least 2 electrical outlets per stall. Also an individual watering system because no one likes dragging and rolling up hoses!

    Fans mounted in upper corners of stalls.

    Electronically locking (keypad) tack and feed rooms.

    Laundry facilities.

    Indoor that has windows/panels/doors that will allow lots of NATURAL light.
     
  12. jimbob

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    I would have every stall partition (between stalls) mounted on a hinge and pin system so they can be swung open for stripping with a skidloader. I would also have my hay storage on ground level, no overhead storage, so all hay can be handled with a skidloader. Make your new barn as labor saving as possible !!
     
  13. CBaut

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    I love these that were mentioned:

    dutch doors
    individual paddocks off each stall
    heated/ac viewing room (I would add a mini bar in here)
    human washroom
    automatic water
    stall fans
    lots of windows for natural lighting
    wash rack with h/c water

    I would also have a heated tack room...I hate getting on cold saddles in the winter and I hate freezing cold bits. I think I would also have a separate shed/building outside of the barn for hay storage.
     
  14. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    What brand/style of automatic stall waterers does eveyone like?
     
  15. CBaut

    CBaut New Member

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    I know of folks who have Nelson.

    www.nelsonmfg.com

     
  16. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    If you go the auto waterer route, get theo nes with the meter.
    It's very important to know how much your horse is consuming.

    I too have seen the Nelsons in several applications, I like them for the most part.
     
  17. asuits

    asuits New Member

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    Before I even get started, what size barn are we talking about here?
     
  18. paige

    paige New Member

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    I want the rubber pavers for aisleways. I have no good reason for it, other than the pretty colors make me happy
     
  19. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    It's a dream barn. Size doesn't matter! ;D