Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. This will cost less and save you some time when constructing it. To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind. Making sure that they are in the pink of health is the only way that you can make a profit out of your investment. If your horses are subjected to harsh elements like snow, pouring rain and the blasting sun then it is not hard to predict their early demise. And as such you can now say goodbye to all your hard work and to your money. It is essential though that if you decide to use a concrete slab foundation, you should know that cement soaks up water and can potentially add moisture inside your shed. One way to combat this is to use a top flooring to prevent the moisture from seeping inside. If you are going to use wood, make sure that you use pressure treated lumber. Not having a plan or a blueprint can run you up on costs and eventually lead to many construction blunders. This is the biggest open secret to achieving success when building a shed, or for any structure for that matter. One option is to get a plan online, while there are free plans available, most of them are not complete, so there s really no point in getting any of them as it may even cause you more problems. And for a dark wood finish, you can choose walnut or mahogany. Consulting your local lumber dealer would give you a chance to make a wise decision as to which wood would be best suited for the climate in your area. To ensure that your shed will be durable and secure and also effective in protecting your belongings inside, try to use lumber that has been pressure treated. Ease of use while most ramps are not as large as a barn, you can build a ramp that would make it easy for you to bring out or in a garden tractor or a lawn mower. You may think that having a fairly good slope and enough driving space would be enough, that isn t the case. Many of these machines have an undercarriage and can just as easily ground over the threshold of the door.