As promised the final instalment of the new barn details. Minus the trails, because I haven’t done that yet.
This time I’m not going to do a old barn new barn comparison. Basically everything I’m going to talk about is unique to our new barn.
The feed room:
It’s neat and tidy. You can just barely see it, but there is a door to the outside. convenient for bringing in bags of feed and not riling up the horse. Everything has it’s place and there’s space to do things. Once the bags are opened, there are sealed containers to store it in.
The utility room:
As I’ve said, there’s a place for everything. Organization is key.
The indoor wash stall:
Poor Tucker got a rude surprise when he found out there’s no way for him to stand on the hose. He was quite happy though when he found out that there is hot and cold water. No more freezing cold showers!
The shavings rooms:
No more dusty barns. BO R designed shavings rooms (2 of them) up in the loft. The rooms are on either side of the barn and are connected by a chute to shavings closets in the barn aisle. Wheelbarrows can fit in under the chute and shavings are shovelled out which significantly minimizing the dust.
The blanket room:
It’s heated and has hooks to hang blankets up to dry. There are shelves for storing the blankets that are being used. For extra blankets that aren’t being used there’s space up in the loft. No storing of blankets on stalls. It makes everything much neater and looks way better.
The indoor arena:
It’s big and bright. The footing is really good and well maintained.
It’s fully wired for sound with speakers all around. The windows from the viewing room are 1 way glass. There is a panel that slides over the windows… I assume it’s so they don’t get dusty when the ring is harrowed (which is at least once a week). The bleachers have padded cushions. Not pictured is a corner full of jumps.
The outdoor ring:
I miss the size and number of outdoor rings from our old barn but our new outdoor is nothing to laugh at. There’s only one but it’s a fairly good size. The footing is good. I’m not sure about the drainage yet. It’s surrounded by trees which makes it slightly distracting… Tuck spooked at a woodpecker the other day (I’m sure he’ll get used to it though). And it has a sprinkler system.
And that’s it. I think…