If you own horses, you want to protect them from extreme weather conditions, but keeping them inside a barn most of the time is not the solution. An outdoor horse shelter is much simpler than you might expect, but it can shield your horses from the elements and give them the freedom they need.
Why Horses Need Outdoor Shelter
Keeping horses inside a barn for the better part of the day can be detrimental to their health. Breathing in dust and bacteria can lead to respiratory problems. In addition, lack of exercise can cause horses’ physical and mental health to suffer.
Horses can handle rough weather. Their bodies are designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels. Horses need protection from harsh sunlight and strong winds, but they can tolerate most other conditions just fine.
A horse shelter doesn’t have to be completely enclosed. In fact, a shelter with large openings is ideal for horses. It can provide plenty of ventilation and let horses enter and leave as they choose.
How to Select the Right Horse Shelter
You have multiple options when it comes to outdoor horse shelters. Choose one that suits your horses’ needs and the design of your pasture.
A corral shelter can be attached to a corral gate or fence to shield horses from intense sunlight, rain, and snow. A corral shelter is well ventilated, which is particularly important during the summer.
Portable Garage Depot sells corral shelters with all-steel frames that are resistant to rust and corrosion. Their rip-stop covers are treated to resist damage from moisture and the sun’s UV rays. Universal covers fit most round, square, and oval panel tube profiles.
If you would prefer a freestanding horse shelter, a run-in shed is your best option. It has a frame and cover and is open on both sides so that horses can move freely in and out. A run-in shelter can also allow a refreshing breeze to blow through.
Our run-in sheds have frames constructed with steel tubing and waterproof, triple-laminated polyethylene covers. Since a run-in shed is lightweight, it’s easy to install and move to another location if necessary.
Order a Horse Shelter
Protecting your horses from extreme weather is essential, but it’s not as complicated as you might think. A corral shelter or a run-in shed can be a simple and effective solution. Order a horse shelter from Portable Garage Depot today.