Today, I work… however, I’m very excited to have a guy out on Tuesday that might be able to build a small ‘grooming shed’ for me on the single flat piece of ground we have. Very excited and crossing fingers!
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Agreed. I had that perfect setup in Grass Valley. Here, however, I have less space. Although it will be enclosed, with light and close to water, it will be a very adaptable shed so it can
be enclosed when needed and open, when needed, with airflow and light – but small. One horse. That’s all the flat we have!
As always is the case your PhoBlog is fabulous. You mention a grooming shed. If you do build a purpose-specific shed you could consider making it farrier friendly so that when it’s either waaay hot outside in summer or sloppy-slippery-mud wet in spring/fall you have a safe and comfortable place to have footwork done. That means lots of natural light (skylights, a row of eve lights under the roof ledge on three sides, kick-proof knee level light bars on three sides of the shed) for daytime and some shadow-less lighting for night. Don’t forget plenty of room to maneuver. And hopefully be fairly near a water source if your farrier prefers to hot shoe. And possibly parking for farrier truck if you have the room. This concept also works great for a place to separate a horse for vet exams when being outside in the elements isn’t ideal. A boarding barn years ago where I kept my show horses before I bought my own place had such a setup and over and over I heard deep thank yous from vets and farriers expressed to the barn owner.