Richard Klimesh knows horse barns. He studied Architectural Design at Iowa State University, was an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker, and has been a Certified Journeyman Farrier and artist/blacksmith since 1977. In addition, he has built and remodeled horse facilities throughout the United States and in Canada. Richard’s articles on horse barns and facilities have appeared regularly in Western Horseman, Horse & Rider, Miniature Horse Voice, The Quarter Horse Journal, and other magazines. He is co-author with his wife, Cherry Hill, of Horse Hoof Care and Stablekeeping, and his illustrations and photographs appear throughout Cherry’s many books.
Cherry Hill is an award-winning author of more than 30 books on horse training and care, including Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, 101 Arena Exercises, and How to Think Like a Horse. She has trained horses for over 40 years, and was an instructor of university equine courses in the US and Canada for 10 years and a horse show judge for over 25 years.
Richard and Cherry live in Colorado with their 2 horses, 2 dogs, and cat. Together they have produced several videos on horsekeeping. Their website provides hundreds of articles and tips on horse care, facilities, training, and riding.
By Richard Klimesh and Cherry Hill
Horse Housing: How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds