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DIY Run-In Shed For Horses

Follow this tutorial and create your very own affordable horse shelter.

June 18, 2019

Run-in sheds allow your horse to escape the extreme weather each season presents. From rainstorms to snowy conditions, they’re the perfect place for your horse to stay dry and comfortable. You can feel more confident leaving your horse turned out through summer and winter.

Most horse owners place a run-in shed in the middle or edge of their pastures. These 3-sided shelters are usually constructed of wood and metal. The sizing depends on the number of animals using it.

For the most part, a custom run-in shed will end up costing you a few thousand. However if you get the whole family together, you can make your very own! It isn’t as hard as you might think.

Supplies for Run-In

List courtesy of: ReefDVMs

  • 5lbs 3″ screws for treated wood
  • 30 rafter clips, one nibbler saw
  • 7 – 12′ white steel roof panels
  • 7 – 8′ red steel side panels
  • 8 – 10′ red steel side panels
  • 4 bottom trim steel
  • 6 J trim, 4 gable end steel
  • 2-2″ by 10″ by 10’s
  • 2-2″ by 10″ by 12’s
  • 4-2″ by 10″ by 20’s
  • 32-2″ by 4″ by 10’s
  • 16-2″ by 6″ by 12’s
  • 58-2″ by 8″ by 10’s
  • 5-6″ by 6″ by 10’s
  • 25 bags of concrete
  • 10 lbs steel panel screws
  • 5 concrete anchors, rebar & sleeves
  • 45 hurricane clips
  • 20′ steel gutter and downspout
  • 20′ foam strips to seal gables

Without further ado, check out this step by step process by watching this informative video:

Interested in more DIY projects? Head over to: A Simple DIY Mounting Block For Your Riding Arena!

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