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post #1 of 17 Old 06-18-2014, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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did stalls like this really exsit?

I was watching an old movie and at the 'livery stable they had narrow stalls, they backed the horse into it and closed the gate. It was like a straight stall where the horses faced the alley and were not tied. Did they really keep horses like that? anyone very seen a set up like that?
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-18-2014, 08:17 PM
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Yes. Many stalls earlier in the 20th century and before were very narrow and confining. In many stalls the horse's head would be tied.

Edit: Here! I found a picture!

And here's the site I got it from: http://www.coppercountryexplorer.com...he-horse-barn/
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A barn I used to work at had those, they were specifically used for feeding only, since it was an Appaloosa breeding stable it kept them all separated while eating. They were smart too, the same horses always went to the same little stall to eat, and a rope was put up behind them until they were all done.

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Horses that lived in London or Paris or New York lived in such situations. It was very normal. Box stalls were a luxury.
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I know of a breeding barn near me that uses standing stalls like littlebird's picture for their broodmares. They're usually out in the field but get brought in for bad weather. They rotate the broodmares between the standing stalls and any open box stalls if they're in for more than just the day since horses need to lay down to get deep sleep. They don't have enough box stalls for all the broodmares at once.

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OP-you said they BACK them in? Standing stalls they are face first, not backed in.

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post #7 of 17 Old 06-18-2014, 09:03 PM
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There's a barn I went to when I was little that had those. They called those stalls standing stalls but the horses were led in, not backed in, so butts were to the aisle. You would think they would kick each other constantly but they were really polite and could actually back out of the stall, still tied, and lay down, though most just lay in their spots (no idea how they stood up but they did).
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thank-you for the pictures and the info, but those stalls are quite common around here, and not what I saw. These ones the horses back into, facing the aisle and there was a gate that closed them into it. They didn't seem to tie them, but they didn't turn around. Anyhow, it might have just made for interesting TV, I don't know.
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Yes, more like that. The ones on TV had wooden gates across the front, but that was the general idea
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