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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BarredCometLaced, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Northern NH
    I live an an area of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall. In an area like this would a structure like the one bellow be ok for horses in these conditions?


    Or would providing them with run in sheds like the one bellow be better? I don't really want a completly enclosed barn which is why i like the one above. They will get pasture year round, but i would like some form of shelter for them...
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I like the first pic. If it were me, I would go with the first one. [​IMG]
  3. greeneggsandham

    greeneggsandham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Which ever one you choose make sure the load weight for the roof is strong. With all the snow that we got here in the North East this last winter there were numerous barns, indoor areas, and shed rows that caved in. I have something similar to the second picture.
  4. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    You have to find out if the shelter will hold up to however much ice/snow your area gets - don't take the vendor or seller's word.

    I doubt that either would hold up to use in most US states - I especially don't like the open eaves structure - it's a cheap ineffective substitute for an open eave with a roof overhang - hot and full of flies in summer and wet with plenty of rain and snow/ice blowing in in winter.
  5. Johndeere96

    Johndeere96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    We prefer run ins
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Quote:I agree. You could always add a winter blanket for them if it gets really cold and windy, in additon to the shelter.

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