How We Turned Our Carport Into A Barn

Categories: Building Methods

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


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


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.


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


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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