How We Turned Our Carport Into A Barn


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We started with an 18 x 20 carport by CoverAll with 5' legs

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We enclosed the sides and ends with 5/4" x 6" treated lumber.

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Dividers were built and stalls were created. Each stall is approximately 6 x 7. These may seem small, but our horses are in only twice a day for feeding. They are only left in overnight if they are ill or if the weather doesn't allow turnout. Even in a 6 x 7 stall our largest mare, 36" Brandi, can roll over and seems comfortable.

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In this barn all the doors are swinging doors. In the newer barn all the doors are sliding doors.
Left stalls finishedThe end result...our first barn.....three 6 x 7 stalls, one 6 x 14 stall and one tack room. This also gives us a 6' aisle down the center. The 6 x 14 stall was used as a foaling stall for Vicki, our first pregnant mare. That stall was later converted back to two 6 x 7 stalls.
Right stalls finished

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Last year we had officially outgrown our original barn, so we added on. We added an additional 18 x 24 carport and inbetween it we put a 24 x 20 carport with 7' legs. The 18 x 20 end would have six regular 6 x 7 stalls and the middle would be our foaling stalls and our newer, larger tack room. The foaling stalls have wireless cams, and are approximately 8 x 10 in size.

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