Charlottesville Horse Farms – Summer Barn Design
When you are looking at a Charlottesville horse farm for sale, do you think about how your horses will handle the midsumer heat? Not only should the barn be designed to that looks attractive and is convenient to work in, but it is very important that it provide comfortable housing for your horses in the middle of the summer.
Ample ventilation is a key element in stable construction. Many barns have a central aisle way. Ventilation in these structures can be helped by a large exhaust fan located in the eaves. It is even better is there is cross ventilation as well. Windows or dutch doors in the back of the stalls is an easy way to accomplish this. You will also want the ablility to have a fan for each horse. Make sure that there are ample outlets to hook up all of the fans; a separate outlet for each stall is ideal.
High ceilings over the stalls will also contribute to the airflow. Barns with overhead hay storage can be hotter than stables that are open above the stalls. In addition, adequate ventilation can prevent respiritory problems.
While we are considering hot weather comfort for our horses, lets look at the pastures. If your horses are going to be spending time outside during the day in the summer, you will want to make sure that each of your pastures has a shady spot that is available all day or a runin shed that has good airflow.
Many times we are not looking at property during the summer heat, but when you are looking at Charlottesville horse farms for sale, don’t forget to consider your horses’ comfort during all four seasons.
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