Caring for your horse properly can be a rewarding but also time-consuming task. Grooming, feeding, and constantly moving your horse between the field and the barn can be hard work. Thankfully, there are some things you can use to make your life a little bit easier while still taking good care of your horse. One of these things is a horse shed.
What is a horse shed?
A horse shed is a small, 3-sided structure with either an open or gated front. They are generally placed in a pasture in order to provide shelter for your horses. But, unlike horse barns, horse sheds are optional shelter meaning that your horse can come and go as it pleases. This allows horse owners to keep their horses in the field for much longer periods of time. Horse sheds also are much easier to clean because of how small and open they are. Another advantage of a horse shed is that they are very low maintenance and any necessary maintenance is relatively inexpensive. As part of the Crestwood Commitment, we will fix anything that goes wrong with one of our horse sheds
Features of a Horse Shed
There are lots of great things about owning a horse shed. Some, like low maintenance and easy cleaning, were already mentioned. However, these are not even the best features. This section will discuss three of the best features of a horse shed.
One of the best features of a horse shed is its price. They are extremely affordable. Also, if you purchase a high-quality horse shed like the ones from Crestwood Storage Barns, it will last a long time with little to no maintenance required. A Crestwood Horse Shed can be purchased for as little as $1,746.
Another very handy feature of horse sheds is that they are very portable. This means that it they can be adjusted for weather and even transferred across pastures or properties. Most small horse sheds should be easy enough to move with little or no equipment. Some larger horse sheds may require equipment to move. If you want to move your horse shed and find that you are unable to do it, contact Crestwood or fill out this form.
The final awesome feature of horse sheds is that they make your life much easier. First, they allow you to keep your horse pastured for much longer because you don’t have to worry about bad weather. Second, they are easy to care for and require very little maintenance. Finally, because they are small, it is easy to keep them looking nice. Overall, horse sheds are an easy and rewarding addition to any pasture.
Horse Shed Sizes
Horse sheds come in a variety of sizes. Below is a list of the sizes offered by Crestwood Storage Barns. Horse sheds that are 9’ and 12’ wide are available for delivery while 14’ wide sheds are only available for on-site build. (Note: The 14’ wide horse sheds come with additional charges.)
Horse Shed Additional Options
Horse sheds from Crestwood Storage Barns come with optional add-ons. Our most popular one is a tack room. For only an additional $600, you can add extra storage space to keep horse feed, bridles, stirrups, and any other horse equipment you have. To see additional options for you horse shed, visit our shed options page.
If you already have a horse shed or are thinking of purchasing a horse shed, it is likely that you have a few questions. So, in order to remedy this problem, this section answers some of the most common horse shed questions. Hopefully you find this helpful.
What direction should a horse shed face?
Horse sheds are light and have an open front which can make them vulnerable to the wind. This means that the direction of the prevailing wind should be considered. Try to position your shed so that the back and sides receive the brunt of direct wind. Now this strategy is not necessarily foolproof. There will be situation where wind will come from other directions. In these situations, take advantage of the mobility of your horse shed. If it is possible, simply reposition the shed so that the front is facing away from the wind.
How big should my horse shed be?
There are a variety of opinions regarding how much space a horse needs in a shelter. Choosing the right size depends on the size of your horse/horses and even the aggressiveness of your horses. There usually tends to be one horse that is more dominant than the rest. When this is the case, it sometimes happens that this dominant horse will try to prevent certain other horses from enter a shelter. According to this article, one way to remedy this is to purchase wider rather than deeper sheds so that the dominant horse cannot block all the openings. To get more specific details about the amount of horses a shed can hold, speak with the shed builder.
Where should I put my horse shed?
Finding the right spot to put your horse shed can sometimes be a challenge. Generally, the direction the shed is facing is more important than the exact location. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when placing your shed. First, avoid putting your shed under trees. You always run the risk of a storm blowing the tree over and damaging your shed. Also, areas under trees tend to be higher in moisture which could damage the wood frame of your shed. Second, avoid placing your shed directly against your fence. Moisture can build up and damage not only your shed but also your fence.
Can my horse shed by delivered to me?
Horse shed delivery depends on the company you purchase from. Crestwood Storage Barns provides free delivery for any customers that are within 30 miles of any of their locations. For more information on this, please contact us.
Happy Customers and Happy Horses
Personally, we think you will really love having a horse shed. They make life your life much easier making both you and your horse happy. If you think it’s time to start finding the right horse shed for you, check out our in-stock horse sheds or fill out a custom quote.