Icreatables SHEDS Small horse barns plans are the perfect investment for horse lovers. We have a great library of small horse barns and run in sheds. There are several different size options for 1 stall, 2 stall and 3 stall horse barns. Small horse barn plans are a great way to provide a fully enclosed horse shelter.
Small horse barns are designed to help you build a place to house your livestock and keep your construction costs and building footprint to a minimum. Because they are smaller they need to make every square foot of space count.
All of our horse barns and sheds are constructed using post and beam construction. The interior perimeter walls of the horse stalls are lined with oak boards to provide a strong kick board to better protect your horses. The exteriors can either have 4x8 sheet plywood with battens, 1x8 pine or oak boards, or metal siding.
One Stall Horse Barn Plans provide a simple and economical solution for a single horse. We have 10x10 horse barns, 10x12 horse barns
Two Stall Horse Barn Plans give you a way to house two horses in separate stalls.
Three Stall Horse Barn Plans can be used to give shelter to three horses or the third stall may be used as a tack and feed room.
4 Stall Horse Barn Plans are perfect for housing four horses or several horses and storing equipment.
Tack Rooms provide a way to store all your horse tack and keep the food dry. This convenient option keeps your feed and tack close by your horses to make it more convenient to work with your horses. The tack room can be added to a horse barn or a run in shed.
Our door plans come in two different design styles. The main style is a sandwich construction door the utilizes 2x4 boards sandwiched between plywood panels on the outside and inside of the door. The second style uses a sandwich construction that has 1x boards sandwiched between 1x boards.
2x4 Sandwich Barn Door: This barn door style is made by installing a 2x4 board between two plywood panels. This door style is very strong and typically will not warp. It can be made as a single door panel or can be built as a "Dutch Door" with the bottom panel operating freely from the top door.
1x10 or 1x8 Sandwich Barn Door: This door style is made by sandwiching the main door panel made up of 1x8 or 1x10 boards between door trim boards. It works well for regular horse barn stall doors or tack room doors as well as a sliding barn door.
Horses naturally love to be turned out to pasture but there are times when the weather in the pasture turns bad and your horse or other animals need a place for protection. A run in shed is the perfect shelter for horses and other farm animals to get out of bad weather or find shade from the sun. It allows the animals to literally "run in" to the shed without needing a door to be opened. It has three walls and a roof with the fourth wall being open so the animals can easily move in and out of the shed. Run in sheds can have a tack room or feed room added to one end of the shed to keep your tack and feed safe and dry.
Run in sheds are typically built using post and beam construction with pine boards for the framing and exterior and oak kick boards on the inside for increased strength on the kick panel that goes up 4' on the inside walls. The foundations of our run in sheds are made from 6x6 wood skids so they can be moved around the pasture. Our plans include instructions for the steel corner brace tow hooks.
Building your own run in shed typically costs about half of what it costs to purchase a run in shed depending on your region.
Small Horse Barn and Run In Shed Roof Styles
Single Slope Roof: Our single slope roof is based on a lean to shed design. The lean to roof is the simplest and the most cost effective roof design to build. it is made by boards that make a single span from the high wall of the horse barn to the low wall. The main draw back of this roof is the minimal protected area in front of the horse barn or run in shed. The higher roof is projected up and away from the barn which allows rain, snow or sunshine to more easily hit the front of the barn.
Salt Box Shed Style: The salt box style uses a roof truss that has a larger roof area on the rear of the horse barn than the rear. The front of the horse barn sits on a taller wall which allows the headroom where the horses or other livestock enter the barn to be greater. This roof style allows the front of the shed overhang to be increased to provide a little protection in front area.
Front Slope Roof: The Front Slope roof is similar to the Salt Box style but the entire front slope is in front of the front wall of the horse barn. This creates a sizeable covered area in front of the small horse barn or run in shed.
Small Horse Barn or Run In Shed with Lean To Roof: Many of our larger horse barns and run in sheds have a lean to covered area that almost doubles the protected space of the barn.
Our Small Horse Barns and Run In Sheds have two foundation styles. Depending on the shed design they are built either on a wood rail foundation or with the posts direct burried in the ground. There are pros and cons for both design styles.
Wood Rail Foundation: This foundation type is the best way to build your Small Barn or Run In Shed without attaching it to the ground. This barn construction type provides two benefits:
Building Permit: Because it is built on top of wood rails that are not attached to the ground it is often possible to built the small horse barn or run in shed without a building permit (check with your local building department).
Moveable: Smaller horse barns built on a rail foundation are moveable by towing. Included in the plans are the design for a metal straps that are attached to each corner. These straps secure the foundation corners and also provide a means of towing the shed.
This foundation type is the best way to build your Run In Shed or Small Horse Barn with a stronger attachment to the earth.
Post foundations are used to permenantly attach the Small Horse Barn or Run In Shed to the ground. The Posts are either burried in the ground or attached to concrete piers that are poured in holes drilled into the ground.
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