Mobile Field Shelters
What are mobile field shelters?
Mobile Field Shelters whether it’s a freezing cold winter or a boiling hot summer, having shelter is a valuable addition to your horse’s field. Our robust shelter offers a range of benefits for both you and your and we’re firm believers that these are something every horse owner should have on their list.
Hunter Stables provides affordable mobile shelters and stables that are designed for horses and livestock. They vary enormously in size, with some big enough for multiple horses, while others are built for just one. Horse field shelter is extremely useful for horse owners, as not only can they act as a shelter when horses are out in the field, they can also be moved around the field when needed.
Whether you are renting a paddock, waiting for planning permission to build a permanent stable, or need something quick and easy to use as an isolation box, a shelter or mobile stable is a reliable and cost-effective solution – and the horses love them too!
This is a question that we get asked all of the time.
While most mobile field shelters do not require planning permission, we always recommend checking with the local authority as every area is different. As the shelters can be moved around the field easily, owners usually do not need planning permission which can massively reduce the cost.
Adding skids to your field shelter means it can be moved around your field with ease. This is invaluable when it comes to saving certain patches of grass, or helping your horse shelter from the elements.
If you need to cut down your horse’s paddock, the field shelter can be easily moved to their new section of the field. Likewise, you can rotate the shelter in order to provide more cover from strong winds or heavy rain.
All of our buildings are sold without skids, but we can provide them as an extra addon.
The maximum length building that you can add skids is 36ft, anything above this size would be too heavy to tow.
Galvanised or Timber Skids
We offer two types of skids that can be used.
Our timber skids are made from quality pressure treated wood, using 4*4 timber. These are cheaper than galvanised skids and are a great option.
Galvanised steel skids framed are more expensive but make towing easier. The skids come with a towing eye on both ends which allow you to tow your building from one paddock to another with ease. Our galvanised skids are 4*2 box section.
Our buildings are not priced with skids but they are an extremely popular add on. It is much easier to tow your shelter when the ground is hard, although we recommend removing any extras such as kickboards or gates to help lighten the load.
Shelters from being Blown Over
Even though our equestrian buildings are of heavy duty quality and able to withstand most of what the British weather throws at them, but it’s always worth putting steps in place to protect your shelter against wind, as strong winds rushing through the shelter door can cause it to blow over.
While mobility is very useful, they should be secured to the ground once they are in a perfect position. This can help prevent them from getting blown around.
Ground anchors and bolts are one of the most popular ways to secure your shelter. These are low profile safety anchors, the bolts can be easily removed when you want to move it around.
Ground anchors are designed to be safe around livestock and horses. Our anchors and bolts do not come as standard but they can be added to your order.
Our shelters are available in a range of sizes to suit the requirements of our clients. Field shelters are generally built to accommodate large horses. The British Horse Society recommends a shetler of 10’x12’ for an average size horse. You may want to add a couple of extra feet onto this size if your horse is much bigger.
We have two types of roofs, apex and pent. An apex roof is a roof with two slopes that meet in the middle. Apex roofs will give ample space in the middle, and offer more traditional appearance.
Pent Roof Shelter
The pent roof is slightly different but still very popular. A pent roof consists of just one single sloping roof. This gives them slightly less space inside, but they are ideal if your shelter is going to be near overhanging branches, and they are nice to look at. Both apex and pent roofs allow rain and snow to fall directly off the roof.
As standard, our roof sheets material is Anthracite Anti Con Plastisol, but we also offer onduline roof as an alternative.
Whether you have 2 horses using the shelter or multiple, it’s essential that they all get along. If the entrance is too small, there is the possibility that one horse might be cornered which can be very dangerous.
Make sure the entrance is big enough for the size of the shelter, and if you have more than one horse you should consider having in 2 exits. Feel free to contact us and we will be able to advise you.
We offer timber stables and shelters in a range of sizes to suit to needs of our customers. The general rule of thumb is that shelters should be 12 feet in depth, and 10-12 feet in width. For each additional animal, allow another 5 feet.
Whether you have 2 horses using the shelter or multiple, it’s essential that they all get along. If the entrance is too small, there is the possibility that one horse might be cornered which can be very dangerous. Make sure the entrance is big enough for the size of the shelter, and if you have more than one horse using the shelter you should consider having in 2 exits. Feel free to contact us and we will be able to advise you.
We have a very wide range of excellent designed equestrian buildings, especially our combination of stables and shelters.
It’s not just horses who need a little respite from the British weather! Our shelters are also perfect for alpacas and llamas. While alpacas prefer open pastures to a field shelter, they will take to shelters and barns in the worst weather. Alpaca shelters are perfect for the wet and windy winters, as well as hot summers where they provide ample shade.
The height of our shelters make them perfect for taller alpacas, and our field shelters provide an easy way to separate the animals for tasks such as shearing or injections. Alpacas appreciate field shelters when the weather is at its worst.
For alpacas and llamas, we recommend shelter dimensions of 7.2m x 3.6m or 10.9m x 3.6m. Larger shelters should have 2 exit points to stop the alpacas from becoming trapped in.
Not many of us are lucky to have electricity in our fields for the winter month so we have decided to sell solar lighting for your stable, shelter, American Barns or L Shape stables. No matter what the size we will be able to supply lighting all around.
You can either choose to have your building delivered as a flat pack, which comes with instructions for self-assembly.
We deliver your building with a 4*4 and 16ft trailer.
If you don’t wish to assemble the build yourself we offer assembly at an extra cost.
We cover a wide area, delivering and construction all over the UK
If you have any questions do please contact us.
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