Horse Shade

Make Sure Your Equine Friends Have Plenty Of Shade

Horse Shade is always a big concern for us, we usually have at least 10 horses at our ranch.

A good solid freestanding aluminum awning makes a nice horse shade. Below you will find the best on the net in the way of plans, products and books about horse shade.

Tarps can be a great start for an inexpensive horse shade. Visit this page for some tarps and ideas for their many uses.  Tarps can be attached to any type of structure you may have.  Build a simple 2 x 4 frame and staple or bungee the tarp into place and you have a nice horse shelter that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

Below are a few examples of horse shelters and how-to books.


Horse Loafing Shed
This is an ideal outdoor protection for horses or livestock.  It is resistant to fire, termites and rot.  The 2in. x 3in. galvanized steel framing goes up quickly using patented "SlipFit" connections.  This barn is available in many different color options.  The package includes framing system, steel roof and wall sheeting, trim, hardware and instructions.

VersaTube Steel Shelter (#ad)


Building a Multi-Use Barn book
This is a book about how to build an all-purpose 30' x 24' barn with site plans.  It also includes how to adapt this basic barn for use as a garage, carpenter's shop, artist's studio, apartment, or garden/animal shed.


The Animal Housing Handbook
In this book are complete plans and step-by-step, illustrated instructions for species specific shelters for all kinds of animals from the backyard to the barnyard.  A great book for anyone on the ranch or farm.

How to Build Animal Housing: 60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More (#ad)


Below are a couple of inexpensive horse shade ideas by ShelterLogic.

Horse Barn
Stall Cover

ShelterLogic (#ad)


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