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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Agreed. Six foot can cause problems, especially if your horse decides to roll. It's best to go with a square stall of around 10x10 atleast, or if you're set on rectangular, I'd probably go with 10x8 or more, and that's pushing it IMO.
As for the turnout, it really depends on what you want it for. If you have a pasture also that the horse will have access to often, then 20x20 is fine. If not though, it's just going to be- as Sahara stated- a dry lot. We keep our horses paired two in one in 60x60 dry lots, and even then its a bit cramped and they need access to a pasture atleast four times a week. (ours are 24-7 outdoor, though)
If it rains in your area, also think about drainage. Since this will end up having no grass or shrubbery in it, there won't be anything to soak up water- making a very big mess on rainy days both on the horse, in the stall, and in the paddock when you go to muck. Might want to think about a run-off somewhere or something ^^
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