So I’ve been doing my research in preparation for ordering the stalls to go in our barn at home. Well let me tell you there are way too many options. So I need your help on a few items involved!
1) Stall size – We all know Stampede is quite tall but he is also quite long. His current stall is 12 x 12 and if he lays down he literally takes up the whole space. I think he doesn’t like to lay down in there because of the tight space and I want him to have more room at home. 12 is as deep as I can go so I want to make sure I give him more width. Options are:
2) Bar width
I’ve read a bit about what is safe as far as width between bars on a stall and the thought of the risk kind of freaks me out but I wonder how much of a risk it really is? Anyone have any thoughts on this? My current boarding barn has 3.25″. The plan is for this to be a retirement place but I think I need to plan as if any kind of horse could live there just in case. The two widths that are common are:
I’ve never been at a barn that didn’t just have solid partitions. With wood partitions my experience has been horses kicking the walls sometimes even if they can’t see each other. Neither of my horses has ever done this when in wood walled stalls (they are in a cement brick barn currently) so maybe not a big deal. Either way, there are several other options:
Would love to hear people’s experiences with some of these stall designs I haven’t had experience with. I would love to keep the barn open and airy but if simple and traditional is safer I’m all for it!