- First known book of its kind on equestrian architecture that uses a confluence of scientific principles and design to promote the health and safety of horses
- Presents significant, full color examples of the execution of health and safety design for horses, manifested in a range of dynamic architectural barn styles from California Mission to Texas Hill Country's rustic vernacular to New England Colonial
- Stunning, image-driven chapters elaborate on the genesis of each design, including the needs and requirements of individual horse owners and how environmental, code, municipal and sometimes formidable landscape factors challenge, drive and shape each final design
Healthy Stables by Design turns traditional sheltering practices for horses on its ear, introducing the concepts of aerodynamic ventilation, strategic natural light, and passive solar heating and cooling into compelling horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional and everything in between.
With projects executed throughout the United States, and with clients that include elite thoroughbred breeders, Fortune 500 executives and famed Southern families with Civil War-era provenance, preeminent and award winning equestrian architect John Blackburn is credited with raising the bar on 160 horse barn concepts that focus on the health and safety of horses through science and design.
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