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As a horse owner or rider, you want to create the best environment possible for your animals, one where they will be happy and healthy. Whether you keep horses for personal or professional reasons, you may want to consider a temporary horse shelter for boarding and riding purposes.

Horses will thrive in a temporary horse shelter. Its large and bright open spaces will keep them out of the snow, ice, and extreme heat and cold. This makes them an ideal structure in places where the winter or summer is especially harsh.

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A Temporary Horse Shelter Provides Ample Space

Temporary horse shelters come in a variety of sizes and can be designed to have sufficient room to house a boarding area for horses and/or a riding arena. With a maximum width of 156’ and practically unlimited length, they can be built to hold a sizeable herd.

The clear span design is free from poles, columns, and walls, making it an ideal space for horses to exercise and train. The translucent fabric lets natural sunlight in during the day, making the space bright and airy. This also helps reduce lighting costs.

Allsite’s Temporary Fabric Structures (TFS) are alloy-framed and pre-engineered, and made with the highest quality standards. For this reason, they are able to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, including snow, ice, and high winds, so they can be placed almost anywhere.

A temporary horse shelter should be placed in an area where natural occurrences do not transpire, but if the area becomes flooded or unusable for any reason, the enclosure can be moved by crane or available wheels.

Customized for your Needs

The modular construction of a temporary horse shelter allows for the creation of separate areas. Studies have shown that 100 square feet per horse is the minimum space requirement. With an unlimited length, a temporary horse shelter can house numerous horses easily while still offering space for training and grooming.

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If a horse is ill or needs to be separated from the other horses, there is enough space to be able to do that comfortably.

Optimal Horse Health

The design of horse shelters should help to promote the health and performance of a horse. A temporary horse shelter offers a climate controlled environment for the horse to live year-round and limits exposure to extreme weather conditions. The enclosure will also keep horses away from drafts as it is tensioned vertically and horizontally for maximum seal.

The HVAC ventilation option available in a temporary horse shelter helps to keep a horse’s lungs in premium condition. As an added bonus, paddocks and feed lots will also stay protected from the cold and heat.

As a horse ages, their needs are different from those of a younger horse. Shelter from the elements as well as water and a mineralized salt block is vital. But the older horse sometimes has difficulty getting access to these. According to an article in Equus Magazine, often times an older horse will fall in the pecking order of the herd and the other horses may not allow him access to the shed or they will run him away from food.

This situation can be best handled within a temporary horse shelter. Older horses can have their own area where food and water intake can be monitored closely.

Boarding Horses for Business

If you are a farm or landowner and offer horse boarding as a business, other horse owners will look to board in an indoor shelter. A temporary horse shelter is a huge asset to any equine business.

The ability to be able to provide the best horse care is an advantage and a temporary horse shelter can require less work for the owner. Indoor enclosures provide safe places for animals to train and rest. Grooming, saddling, and training are much easier to do in an enclosed area. Horses and their stalls stay cleaner overall. Lastly, it can be easier to manage feeding and manure removal.

Please contact us today to learn how you can create an optimal temporary horse shelter for your horses to be able to enjoy them year-round. You can learn more by calling to speak to one of our experts or visiting our website here.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a Business Development Manager at Allsite, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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