Ok...3) I presently don't own horses, never (tears) have, thus, take this with a grain if salt...I DO however "own" a stepson haha (2, actually, but we very sadly only get to raise one of DH's 2 boys) & chi/rat terrier mix, and since the time both were babies until now, both DH & I have missed more sleep than we'd like to admit checking on them all through the night, waking NIGHTLY-on my 2 nights off-to look in on noises, let the dog out of our room, into Jake's room, back into our room, into the living room (you get the drift); & so a horse occasionally kicking his stall beneath me would, IMO, be more of a comfort than an irritation, as I'd know he was either ok, or it would alert me of needing to check something! Plus, I'd invasive the construction could be such if you chose, to have the stall(s) NOT BENEATH BEDROOMS, but other parts of the apt!
Bottom line, I was dumbfounded with how GREAT AN IDEA this apt/shop-a necessity for any place DH & I live as a metalsmith, he works in his shop at our home 10h/day!-& barn, ALL IN ONE, is!!
Something like this could be the answer to many persons prayers as to how to do a small 3-4 acre, 2 horse max farm on a budget and keep everything in tight, maximizing the grazing space, etc...I think it's awesome, and personally am THRILLED THE OP POSTED THIS (thank you!) As DH & I can look to something like this to expedite our ten year plan into a seven year plan!!
I hope it's something that will work for you, OP!!! :0)
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