Horse Barns

If you’ve ever owned horses, you already know how much of an investment they can be. Maintaining the equipment, food supplies, and finding suitable housing is a constant ordeal. As a result, horse owners are often limited to how many animals they can care for due to budget and infrastructure constraints. Until now! A metal horse barn is a strong, cost-effective solution to housing your hooved friends. These buildings are highly adaptable and can be fully customized to fit your particular needs.

36x35 Carolina Barn
  • Vertical Roof
  • Financing
SKU: BB5561

36x35 Carolina Barn

  • Width36
  • Length35
  • Height10
42x26 Regular Style Barn
  • Regular Roof
  • RTO
  • Financing
SKU: BB447

42x26 Regular Style Barn

  • Width42
  • Length26
  • Height12
36x21 Barn
  • Regular Roof
  • RTO
  • Financing
SKU: BB446

36x21 Barn

  • Width36
  • Length21
  • Height12
42x21 Barn
  • A Frame Roof
  • RTO
  • Financing
SKU: BB444

42x21 Barn

  • Width42
  • Length21
  • Height12

Why Farmers Choose Metal Horse Barns

It’s not just equestrian fanatics that are enjoying the wide range of benefits metal horse barns have to offer. Farmers and ranchers alike use these steel structures to store feed and food supplies, crops, and livestock from inclement weather. But let’s take a deeper dive into why so many farmers trust these incredible buildings.

  1. Price : With wood prices soaring, many construction projects have become frustratingly expensive. As a result, steel structures have become increasingly popular across various sectors due to their cost-effective design. These buildings can be constructed at a fraction of the price compared to similar-sized wooden alternatives.
  2. Space : Some metal horse barns, like those built using our clear span designs, can be created not to need internal supports. This clever engineering allows structures to offer tons of square footage that wouldn’t be possible using other construction methods.
  3. Flexibility : Few building types have the same level of flexibility as a metal horse barn. These structures can easily be adapted to fit many different roles. From hay barns to horse stables and tack houses, your budget and imagination are the only limits here!
  4. Height : Metal horse barns can be built at custom heights, offering the headroom farmers need to house their larger animals comfortably.
  5. Fast Construction : You’ll be hard-pressed to find a structure that can be built as quickly as a metal horse barn. These structures are engineered for quick construction, allowing our installation teams to construct your building in mere days or weeks, depending on size.
  6. Low Maintenance : Wooden structures are inherently susceptible to moisture, mold, mildew, and even pests. But steel buildings like our metal horse barns are not! As a result, metal horse barns require very little maintenance throughout their life.
  7. Durability : Steel lasts for years, and as a result, farmers trust these structures to last far longer than any wooden alternative.

Roof Styles for Our Metal Horse Barns

When you purchase a metal horse barn from Boss Buildings, several roofing types are available to you. These include:

  1. Regular Roof Horse Barns : A regular roof is a cost-effective option with rounded corners and horizontally placed paneling. The design of this roofing style makes it an excellent choice if you live in a region with minimal wind and rain.
  2. A-Frame Roof Horse Barns : The A-frame roof style is a great mid-level choice that features more traditional house-like awnings and horizontal panels. A-frame roofs are a great option if your region experiences high winds but minimal rainfall totals.
  3. Vertical Roof Horse Barns : A vertical roofing system is the strongest option, with overhanging awnings, a sharp roof peak, and vertically oriented panels that allow rain, snow, and debris to fall away from the structure easily. This clever design will minimize the roof maintenance your metal horse barn will require over its life.

Location! Location! Location! Why Location Matters for Metal Horse Barns!

You’ll likely spend quite a bit of time in your new metal horse barn. Whether you’re maintaining equipment or caring for your animals, it’s vital to take the time and choose the right location for your structure.

If you’re planning out a prospective build site, there are several factors you’ll need to consider to ensure that you, and your animals, get the most from your building.

  • Access to driveways and roads : This one is important! If you’re going to be spending a lot of time traveling to and from your metal horse barn, you’ll need to take special care to either build your barn with road frontage or construct a driveway to the structure.
  • Access to utilities : You’ll want to pay attention to your structure’s distance to utility lines and plan accordingly. Failure to plan can result in unexpected costs and headaches.
  • Site drainage : As with any permanent structure, you’ll need to locate your metal horse barn in an area with proper drainage. Placing your building on raised ground is a great way to ensure your structure stays dry and doesn’t flood.
  • Wind direction : Having a good idea of how the wind patterns work in your area will help you make the right decisions about where to place your structure and what special precautions you may want to undertake in the event of inclement weather.

The Wide Customization Options for Metal Horse Barns

When you purchase a prefab metal barn from Boss Buildings, you’ll have a wide array of customization options. These choices give you the power to design almost every aspect of your structure to fit your needs. So let’s dive deeper into some of these options!

  1. Size : No matter how big or small you need your metal building to be; we’ve got you covered! Boss Buildings produces a wide range of metal horse barn sizes to choose from. So, whether you need a small one-stall horse barn or an enormous riding arena, we can build it for you!
  2. Roof Styles : As we’ve mentioned, our structures can be constructed with several roofing types depending on your aesthetic needs and your region’s climate. These options include:
    1. Regular Roofs : A regular roof is your traditional ‘carport-like’ roof, with rounded corners and horizontal paneling. It’s a great economical option that works in most moderate climates.
    2. A-frame Roofs : An A-frame roofing system looks more like the roof you’d find on a house, with overhanging awnings, a sharp roof peak, and horizontally placed paneling. This option is a great mid-level choice capable of handling areas that experience high winds but minimal rainfall totals.
    3. Vertical Roofs : A vertical roof is our premium option. This design features the best elements of the A-frame design combined with vertically arranged paneling. This clever engineering feat allows rain, snow, and debris to fall harmlessly away from your building, keeping it free and clear all year round.
  3. Colors : Your new horse barn doesn’t have to be dreary-looking! Instead, add a splash of color to your structure to make it stand out from the crowd! We have a large assortment of color styles to choose from. And if you prefer a more subtle approach, you can also change the color of your trim and wainscoting!
  4. Doors and Windows : For any enclosed structures, doors and windows are a must! And with Boss Buildings, you can add as many doors and windows as you need! From entryway doors to large bay doors, we have plenty of options to meet your needs.
  5. Anchors : Your structure’s anchor system will be based on your chosen foundation. For dirt foundations, an auger-like anchor system is screwed into the ground. But for concrete foundations, our installation crews will use special bolts that are drilled into your concrete pad.
  6. 14- & 12-Gauge Framing : For most residential structures, 14 gauge framing is the industry standard. It’s strong, and it holds up well for most uses. However, if you live in a region that regularly experiences severe weather, you might want to upgrade to the thicker 12 gauge framing.
  7. 29- & 26-Gauge Roofing : Like our framing, 29 gauge roofing panels are the go-to choice for most residential buildings. But if your area sees high winds and heavy snow, you will need to move up to our thicker 26 gauge roofing panels.
  8. Certifications : The certification process is a standardized system that measures a building’s ability to withstand wind, snow, and seismic loads in a given region. By purchasing a certified structure, you can rest easy that it is specifically designed to handle the weather in your area. Additionally, most local building inspectors require metal structures to be certified before approving building permits. This is also an important aspect should you want your new metal horse barn to be included in the appraisal should you ever decide to sell your property.

The Many Uses of Metal Horse Barns

Just because it’s called a horse barn doesn’t mean that it has to be used as such! These structures are pretty versatile and work well for many different applications! Don’t believe us? Take a look at just a few ways some of our customers have used their steel horse barns!

  • RV and Car Storage : These steel structures are excellent for protecting your vehicles. And if designed large enough, they’ll undoubtedly accommodate larger vehicles like RVs, motorhomes, and busses as well!
  • Watercraft Storage : They say the two best days of owning a boat are the first and last days due to their infamous maintenance needs. But not anymore! Protect your boat by storing it away in a nice dry spot all year round!
  • A Gym : If you’re trying to stay fit but don’t want to spend endless amounts of money on costly gym memberships, why not bring it home? These buildings can easily be adapted to make home gyms! You’ll have all the space needed for weight racks and exercise equipment.
  • Office Spaces : Did you know that you can finish out one of our structures with insulation, drywall, and all the comforts of home? By finishing these structures, they make great office spaces.
  • Entertainment Rooms : Metal horse barns also make great entertainment rooms, man caves, or she sheds! Just finish them out with insulation, electricity, and drywall, and you can transform this space into a great movie or game room that’s fun for the whole family without breaking the bank!

Setting Up Your Metal Horse Barn

When you’re designing your metal horse barn, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, with a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. But in such an extensive process, where does one start?

  1. Light : You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of windows to allow light into the building. If you’re looking for your structure to have an abundance of sunlight, you can even add custom roofing panels.
  2. Utilities : One of the most important questions you’ll need to ask is whether or not you need electricity in your structure. For example, if you expect to add utilities to your building, you’ll need to plan accordingly and consult with an electrician to ensure a smooth process. Additionally, you’ll want to decide whether you’ll want to add plumbing to your metal horse barn. With the proper plumbing and drainage systems, you can effortlessly keep your horses and their stalls clean.
  3. Air Circulation : Maintaining proper ventilation for your animals is a must! By using vent-style windows and roof exhaust systems, you can keep your structure cool and adequately ventilated during the warm summer months.
  4. Stalls : You’ll want to design your structure to be able to house all your animals comfortably. For most horses, a standard stall size is roughly twelve feet by twelve feet. Some horses are larger and will require a bit more room, but this guide will give you an idea of how much space you’ll need to set aside to accommodate per stall.

Metal Horse Barn Kits

If you have a background in construction or are simply handy with tools, you may be interested in our metal horse barn kits. These kits come with all the components you’d find in our traditional metal buildings, except you install them yourself.

For smaller buildings, you may be able to construct the structure by yourself or with the aid of a helper. But for larger structures, you will most likely need the assistance of several workers and heavy lifting equipment to get the job done.

These kits are fantastic for those that want a new building project or those that don’t want the hassle of scheduling an installation crew.

Metal Horse Barn Prices

Boss Buildings is dedicated to delivering premium metal buildings at affordable prices. However, quoting a price on a metal horse barn isn’t always a simple task. These structures are complex and can vary in price based on several factors, including:

  1. Raw Steel Prices : The price for raw steel can fluctuate based on demand, shipping costs, and logistical issues. This can alter the final price for your metal building.
  2. Customizations : Boss Buildings offers a wide variety of customization options that allow you to make a structure your own. However, customizations such as windows, colors, and wainscoting can impact your structure’s final cost.
  3. Location : Boss Buildings uses several manufacturers to ensure that you can enjoy a metal building no matter where you call home. However, the manufacturer’s prices can vary, which will impact the end cost of your structure.
  4. Installation : If your structure is to be constructed in a remote or hard-to-reach location, it may incur additional costs to install, which will affect your structure’s price.

THE BOSS is Your Destination for Premium Horse Barns

Whether you own a single horse or are the proud caretaker of a dozen of them, Boss Buildings is your number one solution for all your barn needs. From small farm structures to large horse training facilities, we have the expertise to get the job done. Our metal horse barns are incredibly strong, long-lasting, and cost-effective. And with their minimal need for maintenance, you’ll save money before, during, and long after your purchase.

So, if you’ve been thinking about buying a metal horse barn to protect and house your four-hooved friends, you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call today at (336) 673-3065 to speak with one of our building specialists to design, customize, and realize the structure you need!