How to Create a Well-Ventilated Horse Barn



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Stagnant, humid air can be the bane of your barn. Its damage might be obvious in your horse’s chronic cough or the peeling paint on your stall doors. Or it might be insidious, such as rotting wood in hard-to-see places that affects the building’s structural integrity. Fortunately, you can take simple steps to improve the ventilation of your existing barn and consider certain design elements when building a new one.

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David Preston, president of Preston Construction Group, specializes in unique commercial and equine projects. A horse owner and sportsman, he has built and remodeled several barns in Kentucky and Illinois ranging from development of complete Thoroughbred farms to small horse barns.

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