Horse stalls are very important when you are keeping horses. So if there is one single most important area of the barn that should need a lot of attention to, it is the horse stalls. These stalls should be designed and constructed in a way that they are always safe and comfortable for the horses. On top of that, it should also be designed with convenience in mind so ensure that they are easy to clean, manage, and maintain.
There are many types and styles of stalls to go for. So if you are confused on what to choose, always go back to the basic needs of your horses. Determine which type will benefit them and as well as yourself and you can easily arrive with a better choice. Stalls do not have to be very spacious but they need to be just enough to answer to the needs of the horses.
The exact size of the stall should depend on the type, age, breed, and activity of the horse. Also, the length of time which the horse needs to be stabled can affect the stall size. As grazing animals, horses are best kept in wide pastures. But when time comes that they need shelter, a stall should be comfortable and appropriately sized enough to enable the horse to lie down and move around with ease. So before constructing the stall or putting a horse in an already built stall, make sure that it is just spacious enough to provide the horse good quality comfort. But if you decide to put your horses in large stalls, you must know that these will cost more money, bedding, and maintenance.
The doors for the stalls should also be in proper height and width where the horses can pass through them without difficulty. Design every stall individually and with accordance to the type and size of horse that will occupy them. The doors can be swinging or sliding depending on your preference. But if you want to save space, a sliding door will help a lot.
Install horse stall waterers to keep them hydrated all the time. On top of that, these horse stall waterers will also help you save utility bills and allow horses to take in water that is always fresh, clean, and uncontaminated. Horse stalls for barns needs to be constructed with attention to detail. Make sure always that not only your horses are happy but also comfortable.