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Revised HORSE BARNS BIG & SMALL Released by Breakthrough Publications

Books On Horses

The revised version of HORSE BARNS BIG & SMALL, a new book edited by American Horse Publications member Audrey Pavia, is an invaluable guide to building the barn that suits both your needs and your dreams. Beautifully stacked with color photos, it is sure to become the industry measure of barn plans books.

The book contains 22 fully illustrated, step-by-step plans for building sheds and barns. The writing team of Nancy W. Ambrosiano and Mary F. Harcourt provide a range of details that are sure to inspire you to build your own dream barn. This reference encompasses site selection, interior hardware, construction techniques, zoning concerns, pre-fab barns and site prep. Barns range in complexity from the simplest sun shed to an eight-horse barn with a spacious home overhead. The easy-to-follow plans take you from concept to leading in your first horse. Breakthrough’s HORSE BARNS BIG & SMALL is the most current and superb edition in print, and is recognized as the leading source of barn building. Over 100,000 copies of the previous editions have been sold. The book is popular not only with horse owners, but is frequently used in college programs and by architects.

Audrey Pavia has spent the past 20 years helping thousands of people better understand their horses and small pets. She is a past editor of Horse Illustrated, and has authored 17 book titles, among them, Horses for Dummies, Labrador Retriever Handbook, Trail Riding: A Complete Guide, and Hollywood Hoofbeats with Petrine Mitchum.

HORSE BARNS BIG & SMALL (third edition) is published by Breakthrough Publications. Priced at $29.95, this 8 1⁄2 x 11 softcover book has 261 pages and is available at or visit Breakthrough Publications at