Horse Housing: How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds

Horse Housing: How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds

by Richard Klimesh, Cherry Hill
     
 

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Whether building a new barn or improving an existing one, Horse Housing is the perfect guide for horse owners looking to build shelter for horses. From finding the best building site to choosing stall latches, this book is chock full of how-to tips, explaining details such as which materials are good to use around horses and how lighting, flooring

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Whether building a new barn or improving an existing one, Horse Housing is the perfect guide for horse owners looking to build shelter for horses. From finding the best building site to choosing stall latches, this book is chock full of how-to tips, explaining details such as which materials are good to use around horses and how lighting, flooring, and ventilation make a big difference. It offers information including how to estimate concrete and shingle a new roof or replace an old one and contains 16 plans, an extensive directory for locating services needed for barn construction, and a glossary of more than 300 terms to help demystify the building process.

Editorial Reviews

Horses All
Chock full of practical information and how-to tips. It will demystify contracts and regulations and explain in detail which materials are good to use around horses and which are not.
Horse Illustrated
A vast resource directory for locating services and products, along with a glossary of more than 300 terms to help you better understand the start-to-finish process.
Chronicle of the Horse
If you haven't planned on building or renovating, this book will inspire you to start. And if you have an inkling that you might, you shouldn't make that first sketch on a napkin before reading Horse Housing.
Northwest Rider Magazine
From finding the best building site to choosing stall latches, this book is chock full of information and how-to tips.
Horsemen's Voice
surprisingly easy and enjoyable read. It's clear, it's friendly, and it's comprehensive.
Western Horseman
Richard Klimesh and Cherry Hill might well be the horse industry's dynamic duo when it comes to informative, user-friendly guidance.
USA Equestrian
This book covers it all. Easy to understand and full of detailed photos.
The Eastern Equerry
Richard Klimesh leaves nothing to chance and fills the reader with confidence as he explains materials and the actual construction process.
Montana Horseman's Journal
Don't pass this one up, it's a good resource to keep on hand.
The American Quarter Horse Journal
this book is a terrific resource for the person setting up a property from scratch or planning a major remodel.
The Gaited Horse
This pair brings a rich blend of imagination, solid know-how and experience to the topic of horse barns in this superbly written, well-organized and handsomely illustrated book.
Natural Horse
There is no doubt that this book will be very useful and helpful for anyone interested in or considering having a barn or shelter built or remodeled.
Horse & Rider
If horses could review books, they'd give this one “two hooves up.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570766503
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
543,924
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Klimesh has been a Certified Journeyman Farrier and blacksmith since 1977. He studied architectural design and has built and remodeled horse facilities throughout the United States and Canada. His articles on horse barns and facilities have appeared in "Horse & Rider," "Western Horseman," and other magazines. Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer who has written numerous books, including "101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider," "Horse Care for Kids," "Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage," "How to Think Like a Horse," and "What Every Horse Should Know." They live in Livermore, Colorado.

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