When you take on the responsibility of owning a horse, it becomes your job to provide them with everything they need to be happy and healthy. You need to make sure they are eating a nutritious diet, getting plenty of exercise, socializing regularly, and have a safe and comfortable place to call home.
You have several great options to choose from when it comes to providing shelter for your horse. One of the simplest and most affordable of those options is a run-in barn.
Here are a few reasons you and your horse will love having a run-in barn:
1) Run-in barns are healthy for your horse.
Because it’s not fully enclosed, the ventilation in a run-in barn is considerably better than that of a standard shed row or aisle barn. The constant access to fresh air is good for your horse’s lungs and their mood. Having the ability to roam also means they’ll be getting more exercise.
2) Run-in barns provide horses with freedom and flexibility.
With a run-in barn, horses are able to come and go as they please. This allows them to indulge in their free-ranging instincts and return to a safe, secure shelter when they’re tired or the weather gets bad. If you have other horses or livestock, they will also be able to socialize with them for mental stimulation and emotional comfort.
3) Run-in barns require less maintenance.
A run-in barn does not need the same care as an enclosed barn to stay in good condition for your horse. You only need to clean a run-in barn periodically, rather than every day or two. When your horse is not confined to one space, neither is their mess.
4) Run-in barns are less vulnerable to fire.
In case of a fire, horses will not be trapped in a run-in barn the way they would be in a traditional building. Run-in barns are also less likely to catch fire in the first place, since they’re more open and better ventilated. This will give you peace of mind, knowing your horse can get themselves to safety if the worst were to happen.
At Amish Barn Company, the comfort and safety of your horse is just as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our Amish-built horse barns are designed to withstand the elements and protect your animals for years to come. Our customizable barns include run-in barns, stall (shed row) barns, and lean-to barns, to satisfy a variety of needs.
Contact us for a quote for your custom horse barn today!