When you think of horses, you don’t necessarily think of Georgia as having much of a horse economy, but in the past few years,Georgia has seen revenue from the horse industry add $300 million in general funds to state coffers, and over $750 million dollars in breeding related costs alone. As a matter of fact, there are more than 230,000 horses inGeorgia, and with such popular breeds as the Quarter Horse, Paint, Appaloosa, and American Saddlebred, Georgia is the perfect place to start your own equine empire, or add to the one you already have.
One of the most appealing aspects of horse ownership in Georgia is just how practical the choice of horses is. While American Saddlebreds are becoming more popular for dressage competitions, and the Georgia International Horse Park (which was built in 1996 as the equestrian venue for the Summer Olympics) features state of the art facilities for equestrian events and competitions with high profile breeds like the Tennessee Walking Horse, by and large, Georgia horse owners seem drawn to horses for less showy purposes and more for their recreational value.
You may also not think of modular barn delivery as an option in the land of stick built homes and businesses, but modular horse barns provide an array of options that allow horse owners to match their needs while also being careful to meet allGeorgiabuilding and zoning code requirements in the process. Most areas require a building permit to build a horse barn, but actual regulations vary considerably. Check with your local planning or zoning department to make sure you have the proper permits, then select a barn style that takes into account how many horses you have, if you plan to expand, and the one thing most horse owners tend to overlook; the importance of sufficient space to move your horses easily throughout the barn, to store feed and supplies, and to make cleaning stalls and aisles easier. One of the most common barn styles has a center aisle with a single row of stalls on both walls, but the double-row barns, with two rows of stalls back-to-back in the center, is more suitable for warmer climates. In addition, adequate drainage is important is important especially in Georgia where weather patterns can be wildly unpredictable.
One of the advantages of having your barn delivered to your property, especially in Georgia, is cost. Do-it-yourself kits fail to include things like the additional cost of a concrete foundation, nails, roofing, shipping, or the labor (and time it takes) to build the barn in the first place. Modular barns help solve most of those issues because the work is already done, and most barns can be delivered free of charge within a 200 mile radius. So if you chose a horse breed because its easy to take care of and practical for your family’s needs, then why not chose a delivered horse barn that is suited to your horses and your budget, that makes having a low maintenance horse, low maintenance to house as well?Share