The Best Horse Barns Depending on How Many Horses You Have

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Planning your horse barn is a matter of finding your preferred style, matching it with your budget, and making sure you have ample room for your horses – and any horses you may need to board in the foreseeable future. One of the most important ways to find the best horse barn for you is all about the right number of stalls. That’s what we’re exploring in today’s blog.

At J&N Structures, we’re a modular horse barn builder that handcrafts a wide range of modest to massive barns in different styles. Since it’s one of the most important aspects of planning, we’re giving insight on the best horse barn designs for teams of different sizes. Keep reading to find the right size and style barn for your horses. Or if you want to talk to your local expert, enter your zip code to be matched with your J&N dealer.

Center aisle horse barn with overhangs


Best Horse Barn Designs for 1, 2, 3 & More Horses

While style does play a key role in selecting the barn that you’ll have out back for decades, the decision almost always comes down to the number of horses in your herd. From our experience pairing equine enthusiasts with barns to match, these are the common numbers of horses and some of the best horse barn designs for the job.


Best Barns for 1 Horse – If you only have one horse and you don’t expect to buy or board any in the future, you can opt for a basic, but space-efficient, barn. This is one of our favorite barns for a single horse as it features a roomy stall, a run-in, and a hay loft for additional storage. Plus, many farmers, ranchers, and equine enthusiasts appreciate the classic style of this design.


Best Barns for 2 Horses – This one of our choices for the best barn for two horses as it features the right number of stalls as well as convenient extras. Notice how this high country style barn includes a lean-to so you can work in the rain – as well as a tack room for necessary outdoor storage.


Best Barns for 3 Horses – Another fairly common team size, having three horses necessitates a space that has 3 separate stalls and provides storage, all while keeping the costs low. This shed-row style barn provides enough stall space for the horses while allowing you to dedicate room for storage in the fourth shed. Utilizing the shed-row style is another way to keep the overall price on the project as budget-friendly as possible.


Best Barns for 4 to 7 Horses – If you have this many horses, they may be your livelihood. The best horse barn designs for this number of horses feature space to accommodate the horses as well as room for potential add-ons. This gorgeous 7-stall barn also provides the farmer with a tack room, a feed room, a wash stall – as well as a second story storage area.


Best Barns for 8+ Horses – In almost all cases, these barns are built to accommodate a professional stable. At J&N, we’re more than happy to build for both hobbyists and professionals alike.  This is one of the best horse barns to keep a large number of horses. This extremely large barn features 21 stalls and a large tack room. In addition, since this is a center aisle barn, it makes working with the horses more comfortable in all weather conditions.

Of course, these are just some our picks and you may have a different preference for the best horse barn. Check out our entire project gallery to find your favorites.


Essential Traits for Your Barn 

While having enough room to accommodate your horses is the primary focus, there are several other traits that all the best barns have. These are the other essentials you should expect:

Modular Construction — A modern style of construction, modular or prefabricated barns are the better choice because they offer a high-quality finished project at a fraction of the price and in less time than the traditional building style. Learn more about the benefits of modular barn building.

Custom Options — Your barn should have the extras you want and need — whether they are there for practical purposes or just for style. See our custom barn options right here.


Get a Quote on the Best Horse Barn for You

Horse barn with fenced arena

We build our barns throughout the country thanks to our exclusive dealer network. The first step towards getting the best horse barn is finding your nearest J&N dealer. Simply enter your zip code and you’ll be paired with the local expert who can help you find and finalize your barn — and give you a quote to build it.