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Barn / Facilities Design and Construction
Complete Plans for Building Horse Barns Big and Small
Nancy W. Ambrosiano and Mary F. Harcourt
Breakthrough Publications, 2006
I made extensive use of this book when designing my barn. Although the exact
barn I wanted wasn't in the plans presented, there is a wide variety
of illustrated plans for the construction of both sheds and
barns which house from one to nine horses.
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage
Storey Publishing, LLC; 2nd edition, 2005
Here's another book which I have made great use of when
designing and building my facility. I just wish I had discovered it earlier!
Although it certainly includes barn plans, that is not the primary focus of
this book, but rather Hill focuses more on the design
of your entire facility, including a detailed discussion of laying out your
paddocks and buildings to make the best use of your land, taking into
account all factors such as neighbors, footing, land formations and existing
buildings, roads, and natural features.
Cherry Hill, Richard Klimesh
Storey Publishing, LLC , 2000
A super book for those getting started with keeping horses at home.
If you need help and advice on providing a safe, efficient and
healthy living environment for your horse, check out this book.
Barns, Sheds, & Outbuildings
Edited by Byron D. Halsted
Alan C. Hood & Co., Inc., 1994
This is a republication of the original book published in 1881. I like this
book as a study of old-fashioned agricultural buildings.
It shows the plans for various barns and
agricultural buildings of the day including: General Farm Barm, Cattle Barn
and Stables, Dairy Barn, Cattle Shelters, Sheep Barns and Sheds, Poultry
Houses, Piggeries, Carriage Houses, Corn Cribs, Ice Houses, Granaries, Smoke
Houses, and even Dog Kennels and Bird Houses.
Barns and Backbuildings
Edited by Donald J. Berg
Donald J. Berg, 1998
I bought this book when suffering from a case of the winter blues and
I thought poring over some new barn designs would cheer me up. While the book
didn't really live up to my expectations in that regard, some sunny weather came
along and helped me out. If however you are looking for a a catalogue of designs that are
available for mail order, this is the book for you.
How to Build a Stable
Donald R. Brann
Directions Simplified, Inc., 1975
I don't remember how this little book came to be in my library,
but it is a very useful publication for a
do-it-yourself type. When it says "How to Build a Stable" that's what it
means; every detail of doing the job by yourself is covered. The stable in
question is a 20' x 30' three box stall structure, containing a grooming
aisle, tackroom and 600 sq. ft. hayloft. Every step of the construction from
selecting a site, digging foundation trenches (the building has a concrete
block foundation), to building a cupola is illustrated and explained.