Book Review: Roofs And Rails

Subtitled "How to Plan and Build Your Ideal Horse Facility," Roofs And Rails is another how-to in the long line of Western Horseman soft cover books. Written in 1995 by Gavin Ehringer, one of the finest rodeo writers in the industry, Roofs And Rails is probably one of the easiest books to read and follow on the subject of designing and building your barn and arena.Subtitled "How to Plan and Build Your Ideal Horse Facility," Roofs And Rails is another how-to in the long line of Western Horseman soft cover books. Written in 1995 by Gavin Ehringer, one of the finest rodeo writers in the industry, Roofs And Rails is probably one of the easiest books to read and follow on the subject of designing and building your barn and arena.

Story originally posted by: John Brasseaux

Subtitled "How to Plan and Build Your Ideal Horse Facility," Roofs And Rails is another how-to in the long line of Western Horseman soft cover books.

Written in 1995 by Gavin Ehringer, one of the finest rodeo writers in the industry, Roofs And Rails is probably one of the easiest books to read and follow on the subject of designing and building your barn and arena.

Laid out in 17 chapters, Roofs And Rails covers just about every aspect of planning and then constructing facilities to house and train your horses. From roofs to stalls to lights to wiring to plumbing to pens to fencing, it’s in this book.

Roofs And Rails is not meant to be a contractor’s manual or a college course in architectural design. Instead, it’s written for the average horse person. It’s packed with common sense tips and guidelines on the subject. There are numerous photos along the way as well as floor plans and illustrations. Ehringer doesn’t expect you to build your own 20-acre facility with his book in one hand and a hammer in the other. What he does is point out the many things to consider when undertaking building a horse structure or updating the one your have.

All in all, an excellent read for some who doesn’t know where to start or for someone who does and who’s looking for some help.

To order, call 800/874-6774 or go online to westernhorseman.com. Cost of the book is $14.95.