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Re: [RC] Size of Shelter Needed - Diane Trefethen

...I do know this: I want a metal shelter, not
wood, it needs to withstand high winds...
~ Crysta
You might want to reconsider metal over wood for your horse shelter. I live at 4200' and occasionally we have some really good wind. I had purchased a porta-stall that had a corrugated aluminum roof attached to cast aluminum beams. The first winter, my horse wouldn't go in the stall when it rained because of the noise. I led him in and held him during one rainstorm and have to admit it sounded scary. Last fall we had a real blow, and the wind ripped the roof off and dropped it in a hollow about 15 feet away, beams and all. A month later a BIGGER wind came along, picked up the roof and dropped it about 50 feet down the mountain in dense Manzanita.

I wouldn't have any problem storing hay in a metal building but for my horse I definitely plan on building a leanto or shed with wood - warmer, quieter, and less aerodynamic!


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