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Project: 3 Side Horse Shelter w/ PICS
« on: January 18, 2010, 11:52:08 AM »
Just thought that I would share some info on the 3 sided horse shelter the wife and I built last summer. It is mostly (~85%) out of recycled rough cut 2x6's of pine/spruce/cedar that came with the farm when we bought it. It's 10'x20' with a 12' high front and a sheet metal roof. We live up north where a heavy ground frost and large snow loads are possible

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Re: Project: 3 Side Horse Shelter w/ PICS
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 12:10:46 PM »

  Thanks for the reminder. I got to get one done for this summer. I will do it a little differently , and a little smaller , same shape , three sides , 10 X 12 feet wide , I will put mine on skids to be able to drag it from pasture to pasture, three of the pastures have no trees for shade. Having it on skids will also making the cleaning out of , much easier.

   
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 12:28:25 PM »
While I certainly see the utility in having a moving shelter, the only problem is the wind. I can think of 4 farms within a 15 minute drive from our farm with a shelter sitting on its roof right now. No ground anchor and a big wind equals a building on it's roof...  :o

Our whole farm is hills and flat spots are a premium, so this shelter basically sit on the only flat spot in the paddock, so I don't need the mobility so much.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 04:20:32 PM »
This is very nice. I have been wanting to build a similar shelter for the fat horse and little donk we have. My problem is I need to have the bottom 3/4 in concrete, so when the fat horse leans into it or scratches her hindend against it, it won't collapse or bend like the previous shelters we have had her  in. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 09:31:09 AM »
Sorry for digging this old post up, but with a new summer up here, my wife and I built a second shelter the same as the first. We took some pics during construction to show others how it was built. Maybe someone who is looking to start their own project might get some ideas from this one.



Start with the posts 6x6" 16' up front and 12' in back



Add outside girts



Brace the front middle post



Nail on the beams



Put up the roof rafters with blocking



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Outside sheeting, ours is recycled boards from around the farm
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 09:36:31 AM »
Looks like a pretty nice building.  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 11:01:09 AM »
Yes, that's a nice shelter.  The only thing I would add is some siding across the front, from the roof down to the level of the back side.  That would add a little more protection from blowing snow, and help with the wind load a bit.

Shelter for horses varies quite a bit with differing climates.  This one is great for the cold North, but a one-sided shed is preferred down here.  Our horses just naturally seek shelter from the heat more than from cold, so a more open configuration is preferred.  Any cold winds we get are always from the North, so that's the side that gets the wall.  Our nags use their shed to get out of the hot sun, but don't go in there to escape the cold or the rain.
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Re: Project: 3 Side Horse Shelter w/ PICS
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 10:11:18 PM »
 Our nags use their shed to get out of the hot sun, but don't go in there to escape the cold or the rain.

Was that the couple of nags that I saw hanging over the fence  ???

Nice shelter Pitotshock.  I like the "reused" lumber.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 12:22:50 AM »
Yeah Lynn, that was a couple of them.  They're just a couple of old retired guys.  Linda's riding horses are at a friends farm where they do their riding and training.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 08:14:35 AM »
Looks alot like what I built for the wife.I did close in the front some.I made 2 big openings on the front just to keep the wife happy.She wanted to make sure the horses were protected from the weather. I made each opening a little more than 4 feet wide.They did not like the noise from the rain pounding down on the steel roof.They would take off running away from it when we had a bad shower. When it would snow they would face it,but would not go into it.They used it more in the summer to get away from the flies than they would use it all winter.We kept blankets on them all winter too. My wife would have a fit watching the snow pile up on their backs when it was snowing out.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 08:36:29 AM »
Looks alot like what I built for the wife.
 If I tried to put my wife in something like that I would be the one staying there.

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 06:26:15 AM »
That did not come out right.   :D   
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2018, 12:59:20 PM »
I know this is an old post but I still want to share the project I did together with a good (= handy) friend of mine ;D ;D ;D ;D

 

 

 

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2018, 02:37:20 PM »
   I built something similar last year for a firewood shed. I just used 4 locust poles for uprights.


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 Pretty much finished - just clean up left.

    My horse and mule tend to use their sheds more during the summer when it is hot and the flies are out. The heavy shade repels the flies for some reason. They will not enter the shade. Horse and mule stay in during the day and get out and feed more at night.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2018, 05:39:10 AM »
Ramirogold,welcome to the forum.
Looks like it will work.
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2018, 06:41:53 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Ramirogold!
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2019, 10:54:15 PM »
Hi, I was hoping someone had a supply list for this awesome shelter?  I cant seem to find it anywhere

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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2019, 03:21:33 PM »
Monique,

   What size do you plan on building - 10'X12', 10'X16', 10'X24', etc? What do you plan on using for siding - board & batten, OSB/Plywood, metal, lap siding, etc.? What do you plan on using for roofing - shingles, metal, etc. What is your snow load - slope of roof/height differences between front and back? What is your planned rafter material and spacing - 2X4/2X6, 16" centers/2' centers, etc. ? How much overhang do you want on the front, back and sides - 1', 2', etc?

    Lots of the box stores have a computer program and if you show them this drawing and answer the above info they can probably spit out a BOM in very short order.

    Its not that hard to calculate once you make up your mind about the above details?
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2019, 05:32:59 PM »
Just thought that I would share some info on the 3 sided horse shelter the wife and I built last summer. It is mostly (~85%) out of recycled rough cut 2x6's of pine/spruce/cedar that came with the farm when we bought it. It's 10'x20' with a 12' high front and a sheet metal roof. We live up north where a heavy ground frost and large snow loads are possible

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Monique,

   What size do you plan on building - 10'X12', 10'X16', 10'X24', etc? What do you plan on using for siding - board & batten, OSB/Plywood, metal, lap siding, etc.? What do you plan on using for roofing - shingles, metal, etc. What is your snow load - slope of roof/height differences between front and back? What is your planned rafter material and spacing - 2X4/2X6, 16" centers/2' centers, etc. ? How much overhang do you want on the front, back and sides - 1', 2', etc?

    Lots of the box stores have a computer program and if you show them this drawing and answer the above info they can probably spit out a BOM in very short order.

    Its not that hard to calculate once you make up your mind about the above details?


Oh man ok maybe I can ask one for them when I go to town this weekend. I was trying to do one 10X12 and we are trying to make it out of plywood and 2X4 and 4X4 (we have lots of extra from a previous project). We are wanting to put Sheet metal up top for roofing. Thank you for your time in replying and help!

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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 08:07:10 PM »
Nice shelter OP!  One thing I've been seeing lately is over in England when they have a post out in the open that is exposed to horses, they stack old tires over the post to protect the post.


 
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