For horse lovers, the good of their horses is always in their mind. Is it time to build a run-in shed for your horse? Just so you know, a run-in shed not just offers your horse with convenient shelter as it is also possible for you to combine this with the much-needed storage for supplies, tack, and food.
They are great for winter in case of heavy snowfall or wind. The horses can shelter under it and you can even set up hay feeding inside it and prevent waste of the hay since it will stay dry.
But, what is a run-in shed in the first place?
According to Overholt & Sons Storage Buildings, a run-in shed is usually a small building with three sides where your pastured horses could find some shelter from rain or sun. Your horse is free to choose whether to stay outside or inside making it perfect when stormy season arrives. It doesn’t matter if you only have a single horse or several because a good run-in shed can always come in handy.
What make run-in sheds the best solution for horses?
How many times have you seen a horse looking perfectly contended standing in the pasture while rain pours heavily? Others may see you as a negligent owner when in fact, you made sure that the barn door is kept open for your horse to take shelter in.
Now, it is possible to give your horse the much needed shelter if a full-sized barn is out of your budget. Of course, your horse may still choose to just stand under the rain but this time, you at least gave him another option.
Dutch Hollow Acres shares some tips on how you can build an economy horse run-in shelter or shed.
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