I’m realizing how useless a covered arena is when it isn’t attached to the horses’ living quarters. My horses mostly lived in paddocks with sheds on my first farm. Now with relocating to Virginia I want to design a covered arena attached to an area with run in areas and some stalls, but I’m having trouble deciding how. So anyone have any examples? I also realized how nice my friend’s place was, stalls on one side with a large open area and hay stored in the same building. No fighting rain to feed on wet days.
I think I still want some stalls with attached runs. Maybe if the major wind is from the west I’ll do 3 or 4 stalls on the east side. I want an aisle for grooming, farrier etc., tack, hay, and feed storage. Thinking of a few other stalls, perhaps standing stalls, for horse(s) waiting for a vet or farrier.
I hope someone has layouts to share!