When you hire a contractor to build a horse barn for you, this is the time to determine exactly what features you want to include in your horse barn. Since you're having it built from the ground up, you can easily include all of these customizations in the blueprint. This article will discuss 3 things to have your horse barn builder include as part of your barn. 

An Office

If you work directly with your horses as part of your day to day job, it may be in your best interest to have an office included as part of the horse barn. This office can be as simple or as extravagant as you would like, but either way it gives you the opportunity to get your work done right in the barn. You can have all of the electrical work done that you need to not only provide power to your office, but also to the entire barn. This allows you to have all of the computer gear that you need, as well as heating and cooling, and more. 

A Lean

Another awesome thing to include as part of your horse barn is going to be a lean. A lean is an open structure that is going to have an overhang and poles to support it. This type of structure is perfect for storing a variety of important items on the side of your barn. This may be all of your farm equipment that you don't want completely exposed to the elements, or it may be piles of hay that you have gathered and need to be stored to feed your animals and/or sell. It can also be used to store food for the rest of your animals, horse gear, such as ropes, saddles, and horse shoes, and anything else that you can possibly think of that will fit beneath the lean. 

Sliding Doors

Because you are likely going to be opening and closing the doors on your horse barn a lot, you want doors that are going to be easy to open and close, as well as durable and long-lasting. Sliding doors are great for barns for these reasons. They are attached to a slider at the top, and they slide along this smoothly and easily until they are completely open or closed. These doors are super easy to install because you don't have to worry about having them swing open or closed on hinges like regular doors. Lastly, they are effective at keeping your horses inside of the barn safely, which is likely going to be one of your main focuses.