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Naturally Bright Patio Covers really can do it all! Our products have tons of great benefits, and we’re positive that any residence or business can find at least one way to put these incredible structures to good use!
One of the most useful and practical uses for an acrylic patio cover is for protection and safekeeping of animals, including horses. Personal and commercial horse stables are large, expensive structures. If you’re going to invest the time and money into building or renovating a horse stable for your personal use or to use as a business venture, you should seriously consider acrylic as a building material.
There are many advantages of acrylic, many of them directly related to the care of equine species.
Horses are dynamic, rugged animals that can survive at temperatures up to -40°F. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re most comfortable at that temperature! Horses thrive in temperatures that are between 18°F and 59°F.
If you have a wooden or metal barn, the best you can hope for during extreme temperatures is to simply provide a shady spot during the summer and relief from the wind during the winter. Those types of horse stables are not innately equipped to insulate the interior during the most extreme temperatures.
Acrylic panels are different! Because our products are made from many thin layers of acrylic with equally thin air pockets between, Naturally Bright Patio Covers insulate without the use of expensive heaters, fans, or blankets. You can easily maintain a temperature inside your horse stable that is comfortable for the animals without spending a fortune on your stables or other equipment.
Novice horse owners don’t realize it, but horses can get sunburned just like people can. Young horses – foals, weanlings, and yearlings – are sensitive to sunburn, and so are horses that have pink skin. Any horse, regardless of age, can develop sunburn on its nose, around the eyes, or underneath the tail when it is exposed to constant, direct sunlight. Pink-skinned horses are at high risk of developing skin cancer, known as squamous cell carcinoma, when they are exposed to constant sunlight.
Sun block is recommended if you will be out working or pleasure riding; however, it isn’t easy to put sun block on most horses, and you probably don’t have time to do it multiple times every day. Full face masks are also an option to keep your horses’ noses from blistering, but they interfere with the animals’ vision and are uncomfortable at times.
Acrylic covers for horse stables are the perfect solution! An acrylic horse stall from Naturally Bright Patio Covers will block 100% of the sun’s ultraviolet light. The horses in your stable can fully enjoy being inside or outside, but they will be protected from the sun’s harmful effects by acrylic’s light-diffusing technology.
Light Sensitivity Issues
Another danger is photosensitivity caused by mold-infected clover. Any horse can be exposed to this. If you see that the horses in your care are developing sunburn or showing signs of skin discomfort, photosensitivity could be the cause. It is a warning sign of liver disease and can cause horses severe pain.
To reverse the effects of moldy clover, you’ll need to keep the horses put up – out of the sunlight and away from the clover – for several days. When you have an acrylic horse stable, you can stable the affected animals for as long as is necessary, but they won’t be cooped up in a dimly lit barn for days on end.
During the hottest months, horses need protection from the sun from about 9 AM to at least 3 PM daily. But what about severe weather? Storms can happen any time of year, any time of day. For this reason, you need an all-weather building material for horse stables that you own or manage.
Acrylic panels are the perfect combination of lightweight and impact resistance. They are incredibly strong and protective, so your horses will be completely sheltered from lightening, hail, high winds, and heavy precipitation. The strength of acrylic panels will keep your horses safe and also prevent damages to your stables!
No other building material can give you these benefits! Your horse stable made from heavy-duty acrylic and 1.9mm aluminum will be as durable and functional as any traditional horse stable, but yours will be eye-catching and unique as well! Naturally Bright Patio Covers also come with a 20-year color warranty and a 10-year hail damage warranty, so you’ll be fully protected against fading and unpredictable weather.