Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote and comment on my Stall Design Opinions Needed post! I greatly appreciate the collective wisdom that comes from all my blogger friends.
I wanted to go through the results and also share what I decided to go with.
1) Stall size
I went with the collective 50% here, we will be doing 4 12′ x 12′ stalls but leaving the partition out on one set of two so Stampede has enough room. I really agree that it makes sense to have the option of 4 stalls and most horses don’t need a bigger size so it makes more sense for resale as well (if I ever move after this!). The price difference between having 3 12′ x 16′ stalls and 4 12′ x 12′ was surprisingly small since the additional wood costs were cancelled out by the additional stall door.
2) Bar width
I’m going with the 3.25″ bar width like the majority of voters. It just wasn’t worth worrying about to me, I want my boys and any future inhabitants to be as safe as possible.
Well we knew I wouldn’t follow along for everything. Basically this just came down to where I wanted to put my money. I decided having the door fronts with the opening for their heads to stick out and 3.25″ bar width for the stall fronts was more important to me than having the fancier partitions. Also I didn’t want to have to hope I could get matching bars later on when I’m ready to split up Stampede’s mega stall. So solid stall partitions for us.
Lastly, here are a couple before photos of the red pole barn where the ponies will be living. I need to take some more photos yet to make sure we have full documentation of this makeover.
Torn between being excited to get going on this project and feeling overwhelmed about how much we have to get done. If anyone wants to come help I’ll feed you, lol.