West Virginiais home to 60,000 horses and a booming recreational horse industry, providing nearly 13,000 equine related jobs that helps bring in more than $500 million to theWest Virginia’s economy. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. TheWest Virginiaequine industry has quietly grown into a major economic industry according to the state’s equine economic impact study, and with modular horse barns housing most of those 60,000 horses, theWest Virginiahorse barn industry is booming almost as fast as the equine industry itself.
With the main focus in West Virginia on breeding, boarding and training as well as education, recreation, and youth organizations such as 4-H and the Pony Club, West Virginia has a long and storied history as a state with a deep and abiding appreciation for horses. Although many family farms have been handed down for generations, new horse owners looking to provide adequate shelter for their animals means educating yourself on the available options, from where to store your tack and feed, to the type of barn for the kind of horse, mule or pony you get. Since recreational horseback riding is the number one reason why most people inWest Virginia get a horse in the first place, you need to be able to care for your horses by providing them with the best barn you can afford. Modular barns, run-in sheds and portable stalls may throw the field wide open, so to speak, with respect to the kinds of horses you own, and your reasons for owning them, and because they are cost effective, they may be the most viable option available when you consider the financial impact of hiring an architect, to the cost of building materials themselves.
Maybe you always wanted to own a horse but didn’t think you could afford one, or you want your kids to have horses or ponies because you didn’t (or couldn’t) when you were growing up. Maybe horses have been a part of your family’s history for generations, but not on the scale they used to be. Maybe you have a huge horse operation, either because you board horses for other people, or because you’ve taken the family horse tradition and expanded it to meet your current goal. Modular horse barns can be custom designed and delivered (usually free of charge), allowing you to have the horse of your dreams in a perfectly designed, cost effective, easy to care for modular building. And the best part is, you don’t have to do a single thing but decide on which floor plan, how much additional storage space you need for things like tack, feed and equipment, and what you want to pay, because delivered modular horse barns come in all shapes and sizes to fit every budget.
Now all YOU have to do, is decide which one of West Virginia’s horse trails you want to ride, then round the family up for an awesome day on horseback in one of the most beautiful states on the planet! And when you get home, there will be a clean, efficient modular barn or run in shed waiting to take your horses in for the night while you head into the house with the rest of the family…..Share