I have waffled back and forth all of this time trying to decide if I wanted 'just' a barn or 'just' run-in shelters attached to corrals for the horses. I think with this design, I managed to incorporate the best of both options.
For the most part, I really prefer my horses to have as much room to move around as possible. Stalling them day after day is just not my thing. However, I really appreciated having nice stalls like we did when we boarded last winter.
This way, I'll have 6 stalls, a feed room and a tack room. The overhangs will be open to as large of corrals as space will allow on each side...
If by some chance I need more individual pens, I can always section off the overhang with panels. Of course, there is still the little 2-stall barn that came with the property as well. It still needs to be repaired, but will be a handy extra space when that is done.
The new barn will go to the east of the house where I did have my riding area. I decided it was easier to put it there and take enough space out of the pasture for a full-sized arena than try to keep my little riding area and fit buildings and pens around that. It's really surprising how little room there is to build on the 5 acres that makes up 'the yard'. The shop and house are set nicely in it, but thanks to the driveway, trees and the power lines, it has made deciding what to do a little bit difficult.