Horse shelters are essential to the well-being of your companion. A real refuge in case of bad weather, insect attack or need for tranquility, this little house provides protection and serenity to your horse on a daily basis.
From the simplest to the most sophisticated shelter, Equi-clic has many models to meet all the needs of your horse, so that he can enjoy the outdoors in complete freedom and serenity.
How to choose a meadow shelter for horses?
The shelter for your horse must perfectly correspond to its needs, your way of life, as well as the climatic conditions of the region in which it will be installed. The first criterion of choice will therefore be solidity.
Indeed, the shelter must be able to resist the wind, the rain, but also the behavior of your horse. If it tends to scratch on it or chew on the posts, you better have sturdy panels! This point is all the more essential if your shelter is intended to accommodate several horses at the same time. In this case, a model with grooved and tongue-and-groove partitions will be preferred.
If you live in a region with extreme climatic conditions, an anti-UV or anti-freeze shelter can be a good solution to optimally protect your pet in summer and winter.
In addition to the solidity of the construction, the options and layouts you want will direct your choice towards certain models more than others. You can thus choose to include directly in your shelter a rack, an awning, a mechanical tool for cleaning, a specific shape of roof or even provide space for storing saddles, lanyards, harnesses and other equestrian accessories.
Finally, the size of your shelter will also be a criterion to take into consideration in your choice. Since horses are animals that live in groups, the construction will generally have to be able to accommodate several equines at the same time. Thus, if you have more than two horses, it will be necessary to install an extension of sufficient width and depth. But if you have a group of more than five horses, it will be advisable to install several shelters next to each other, especially in the event of the presence of a dominant male who would prevent other individuals from entering under the horse. cabin.
What is the difference between a horse shelter and a box?
The horse shelter is a wooden construction under which the animal can come and go as it pleases thanks to the presence of only three partitions. The box, on the other hand, is a partitioned cabin that can be opened and closed completely thanks to the presence of two separate doors.
Boxes, generally used in stables, are individual constructions that do not allow any physical contact between individuals. On the other hand, since the shelters are not partitioned in the middle, the equines remain free from any contact between them. They are generally used extensively to shelter animals living in the grassland.
What are the different types of horse shelters?
Because each horse and each rider is different, many models of shelters exist to best meet all your needs and those of your companion.
So, if your lifestyle pushes you to travel a lot and to change spaces regularly, removable horse shelters may be an ideal option to protect your horse. In this way, he will be able to take advantage of a movable but solid temporary construction to protect himself, even on undeveloped land. If you have several pastures, the mobile horse shelter will allow you to benefit from a single cabin that can follow the horses to their grazing grounds.
In the same way, the flexible horse shelter composed of a PVC canvas is very easy to assemble and disassemble. If you no longer need it, you can easily fold it and store it without difficulty. On the other hand, it will not offer the same comfort as a horse shelter made of wood, which will give your animal a little more space and better protection.
If you do not find what you are looking for among the existing models, the custom-made horse shelters will offer you complete satisfaction. You will thus be able to have the dimensions and options of your choice, to benefit from a shelter in perfect harmony with your needs.
Is it mandatory to provide shelter for your horse?
The construction of a shelter for your horse is subject to strict regulations. If your companion lives regularly in pasture, the installation of a shelter is mandatory. Indeed, your horse must be able to protect itself in case of need.
Thus, the rural code stipulates in its article R. 214-18 that "It is prohibited to keep equidae in the open air: when there are no devices and installations intended foravoid the suffering that could result from climatic variations”
You will therefore have to choose a strategic place to install the shelter in your meadow, so that it properly protects your horse. To do this, it should be installed with its back to the prevailing winds in order to protect your companion as much as possible.
Note that you will also need a building permit if you want to install a fixed shelter of more than 20m2. Beyond that, a prior declaration and a request for a work permit will suffice.
You will also need to obtain the PLU of your municipality which will indicate the type of zone of your plot as well as the rules to be respected for each type of construction.
Why choose EQUI-CLIC for your shelters?
Specialist in equipment for the equine world since 2014, Equi-clic has an extensive range of equestrian products to meet the needs of all riders and their companions. Because your satisfaction is at the heart of our service, our team remains at your disposal to provide you with all the advice you need to help you choose your horse shelter in complete transparency and objectivity.
Selecting a shelter for your horse at EQUI-CLIC is the guarantee of benefiting from quality equipment at the best price!
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