Pasture Shelters



Quality steel horse shelters and hay storage buildings

When you choose Morton Buildings, you get a safe, comfortable place for your horses to relax or feed. A Morton steel horse shelter, no matter how simple or complex, offers the ultimate in safety, beauty, and comfort.

At Morton, we offer a variety of practical, timesaving features that help enhance the health and safety of your equine. Our experience in the equine industry provides peace-of-mind that your structure will be durable and the Morton “M” on your building has served as a symbol of quality for more than a century.

We’re here to coordinate with you, from concept to completion, to develop a plan that meets your individual needs and those of your horses. Permanent pasture shelters designed and constructed by a horse barn builder like Morton are quick to build, virtually maintenance free, and able to withstand all sorts of elements. That’s because we use the industry’s toughest steel, highest-quality lumber and best paint available. And we guarantee it with the industry’s strongest, non-prorated, non-pass-through warranty.

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Recent Shelter Projects

Building a Metal Horse Shelter

It is a very common request from customers that have built a Morton steel horse barn to build a Morton pasture shelter. The design of our horse shelters are completely customizable, constructed with the highest quality materials, and are a permanent structure with footings and anchors to the ground. This ensures optimal safety for your animals as well as durability for a long-lasting structure.

A 12' x 16' run-in shed will allow room for two horses to come and go. A 12 ’x 18’ shed is usually adequate for three average-sized horses that will share their space without fighting. The interior of the horse shelter should be 8-10' high, as taller horses do not necessarily need more height on the open end. It is also recommended to consider building wider rather than deeper, to allow for easier access inside for multiple horses.

We offer a variety of foundation options that match to your specific soil and site requirements. Our 26-gauge, commercial-quality Hi-Rib™ steel, which is more flexible and resists cracking during the roll-forming operations, is available in many colors for the roof and exterior walls. Steel panels used by many other builders are formed from 29-gauge, full hard steel, which has a higher tensile strength. But, with Morton’s higher rib height and thicker gauge, our Hi-Rib panels are stronger. In fact, Morton’s panels have rib height up to 33% higher and steel thickness that is up to 25% thicker than panels used by other builders. In addition, our steel panels are not welded but rather fastened with rust-proof screws and nails that add durability.

Other customizable features for your new steel horse shelter include adding cupolas, stalls, doors, windows, feeders, wall liners, storage areas, and other interior design options.

Benefits of Using a Trusted Horse Barn Builder Like Morton

Morton's vast experience in the equine industry means you receive the safest and highest quality pasture shelter, run-in shed, and loafing shed. Not all pastures have natural shade from the sun, so a metal horse shelter is the perfect solution for year-round protection of your horse and feed. Keeping horses from the elements such as snow, rain, extreme heat and hail will benefit not only your horse's health, but ultimately your ability to train, ride, compete on, and enjoy your horse.

It is suggested to face the open side away from prevailing winds and place the structure on a level, slightly elevated spot to keep the inside as dry as possible. Just as with the location of a metal horse barn or paddock, it's important for your shelter to be easy to get to, and you don't want the shed to be so far away that you are not able to see what's going on there. Your local Morton sales consultant can work with you to determine site, zoning, and permit requirements.

Our commercial-grade steel is durable, low-maintenance, attractive, and reduces the risk of fire from sparks or cinders. The pasture shelter exterior includes a finished, rounded trim for the ultimate in safety protection.

Working with Morton

When you build with Morton, you build something that lasts. A Morton stands the test of time – we've been at this for more than 110 years after all.

Regardless of the materials, a building is only as good as the people who construct it. At Morton, we are true craftsmen and we want to build structures that exceed your expectations. All of our crews are full-time and only construct our buildings. Our foremen have, on average, 16 years of experience. The Morton culture of employee ownership means that from the construction crews and sales consultants, to the plant employees and delivery drivers, no matter who you interact with, you can rest assured you’re speaking with a proud owner of the company who wants to make sure that you are completely satisfied and happy. From the first phone call to the final touches on a completed project and everything else along the way, our vertically integrated company works with you to handle all details of the construction process.

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