8'x12' Shader (standard-no truss) with Windbreak and 8'x8' Sidebreak
8'x24' Trussed Shader (custom frame for future side sheeting)
12'x24' Free-standing Shader
8'x12' Standard (no truss) Shaders
18' deep custom roof
8' x 12' Shader in 24'x24' corral
Custom Roof (loafing shed design without wall sheeting)
12' x 24' Freestanding Shader
8'x12' Standard Shaders
12'x24' Loafing Shed design without wall sheeting
8'x24' Shader installed on corral gates
12'x24' Shader and Windbreak spanning (2) 12' wide corrals
12' deep loafing shed design without wall sheeting.
Fully covered stalls
8'x12' Trussed Shader on 24'x24' corral
12' x 8' Loafing Shed design without wall sheeting
Shader over aisle.
8' deep freestanding purlin shade, extended back overhang
SHADES AND WINDBREAKS
8'x24' Shader and Windbreak over side-by-side
8'x24' Shader over 12'x24' wire corrals (loafing shed design without wall
Custom shader with windbreak and sidebreak (walls are
optional wire lined to prevent kicks to the sheeting)
12'x24' Free Standing
8x24 Standard trussed shader
24' x 8' Standard Shader with
8' deep pipe framed shades
Custom freestanding shade
8'x24' Shader and Windbreak
Typical connection for trussed shaders.
(4) 8'x24' Shaders (L and T Legs used for side-by-side units)
Custom 12'x12' Shader
8'x16' Free-standing Shader
Custom size shader
Storage Roof for vehicle or hay cover
8' deep pipe-framed shades
Windbreaks are designed to be
attached to pipe
corrals. Shades can be attached to pipe corrals, or free-standing.
The most common attached shades are 12' or 24' wide and 8' deep.
Windbreaks are available on the back and sides of the corral.
For options like exterior mounted feeders, closed gables, corner trim, etc a
loafing shed would be needed, but shades and
windbreaks are the most economical product to shelter your horse. They are
also more portable usually needing less or no concrete than a stand-alone
structure like a loafing shed or
Free-standing shades are available in many sizes, and can be used for storage
as well as animal shelter. They generally are built on concreted 2 3/8" Sch 40 pipe
posts with purlins supporting the roof sheeting. Engineering for permits
is available, but should be requested at the time of quoting. All legs are
concreted and we use more steel and more conservative sheeting spans than most
competitors to resist wind and snow loads.
Attached shades are constructed of an 1 5/8" or 1 7/8" diameter pipe frame.
The frame should match the pipe size of your corrals so that the hardware
attaches better. They are commonly 12' or 24' wide, and usually 8' deep.
These shades are designed for at least 3 legs to be attached to pipe corral
panels (but we have many other methods available for custom installations).
8' x 12' shades generally do not require building permits. Engineering is
not available on larger pipe framed shades. We recommend checking the
requirements with your local building department. We have other products
available with engineering if requested. We have made improvements due to
the wind and snow requirements in our local area. We use tee-clamp
connections between the legs and the frame (or L and T legs for side-by-side
units), with the tee clamp welded to the leg
to prevent slipping in the wind. The legs do not attach to the top of
corral, but extend to the ground next to the corral panel, to prevent the
problem many manufacturer's have of the shades pivoting sideways off the
corrals in the wind. We also have a small eave overhang at the back for a
better rain seal if installed with a windbreak. We also support the
sheeting with cross pipes in the frame, use a lot of screws, and 26 gauge
sheeting so the sheeting will not blow off the frame. Concrete
locations depend on the size and application, if windbreaks are going to be
added, at least a front leg will need concrete. We can also
supply hardware, legs, and advice if you have other manufacturer's shades that
need to be reinforced. We have 25 years experience building shades for
Antelope Valley and Mojave Desert wind, and build systems that will be trouble-free if
we install them or you follow our recommended procedure during installation.
Most shades are 8' tall in the back and 9' tall in the front (custom heights
Windbreaks are designed to be used with a pipe-framed shade and pipe corral
panels. They use an 8' tall frame, and are usually 8' (sidebreak), 12', or 24' wide.
They attach to the outside of the corral, and depending on the layout, at least
one shade leg will require concrete. If you would like more options such
as a 12' deep shelter, closed gables, exterior mounted feeders, doors,
engineering, or a free-standing shelter, please see
loafing sheds. For an economical way to shelter your horse, shades
and windbreaks are generally the best solution.
Installation can be done by our crew, or we can provide a kit with installation
instructions for do-it-yourselfers and contractors.
8'x12' Free-standing shader
8'x12' Shader installed on short legs for goats
Custom shader with windbreak and sidebreak
(walls are optional 4 rail spacing)
12'x24' Free-Standing Shader
Custom gabled shader
8'x12' standard shader with windbreak
12'x24' shade over double 12'x24' corrals.
Standard 8'x12' pipe-framed shader, windbreak, side break