What to Include in Your Horse Barn 

What to Include in Your Horse Barn  Agricultural buildings in Ohio | Amish barn builders in Ohio

At MQS Structures, we specialize in four main kinds of custom pole barns in Ohio – horse barns, agricultural, commercial/industrial, and garage/hobby shops. Many of the clients that come to us are looking for a beautiful barn for their horses. With our unique post frame techniques, we are able to provide clear spans to our customers, along with an array of add-ons to complete the look of their pole building in Ohio. The following are some ideas for what to include in your horse barn for style, convenience, and safety.  


A cupola is a box that sits atop farm buildings in Ohio that many people believe act as a building accessory; however, cupolas do much more than sit there and look pretty. The original purpose of a cupola was to bring natural light into a building and ventilate the loft area. 

Dutch or Split Slider Door 

We offer a few styles of doors, but custom post frame builders in Ohio highly recommend Dutch or Split Slider doors for the convenience of bringing horses and other large animals in and out of the barn. 

Wash Stall 

Horses deserve to be well groomed too, just like us humans. Many customers choose to add a wash stall to their pole barn, as it is a large enough space for washing large animals like horses. 

Tack Room 

A tack room is like a horse’s closet. Our custom horse barn builders in Ohio suggest including a tack room in the design of your pole barn to store all of your saddles, helmets, and other equipment so that it’s all in one place. 


A lot of our customers design their farm buildings in Ohio with a loft in mind. Lofts serve as a great place to store hay, and the addition of a cupola will provide continuous airflow to help keep the hay dry. 

Indoor Riding Arena 

An indoor riding arena is an excellent inclusion for agricultural buildings in Ohio as it won’t get affected by the weather outdoors.   

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