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    Hi All
    I have seen a lot of good barns and corral systems over the years but most people I know always wished they had done something different in order to have the perfect system for handling their drafts. Some like the conventional barn with the stalls on the side of a long alley way and harness in a harness room, others like the three corner shed with open corrals into the sun.
    Some of the nicest I have seen are the Mennonite with multiple gates and feeders around the walls allowing them to separate colts from mares as the mares go to work and come back for feed. These seem to work well but to me they make harnessing a chore carrying harness. I saw a really nice system in NZ with a “C” shaped shed facing to the morning sun but cutting off the wind and late day summer sun. A series of corrals to sort horses leading to the central corral and stalls in the barn itself. The harness was just off center in a separate room for easy access.
    Just wondered if you were building again how would you build your Ideal operation for easy feeding, harnessing, hitching and working drafts?



    I have been wondering the same thing. I would like to build a loafing shed off of my chicken coop so that I can toss the manure in for chicken bedding, then have a concrete shelf that I could push the manure mix off into the spreader.

    I would like to hear other ideas and see some pictures or drawings.

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