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  • Why don't they design horse stalls 14x14?
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    11-08-2011, 05:15 PM
  #21
Yearling
I'm interested in seeing the re-drawn version!
     
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    11-08-2011, 05:20 PM
  #22
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by THN    
I like the barn. There are a few things I would change if it were mine but most of it is personal preference. Here are some things in my Dream Barn.

Versatility - I want stalls that can be mostly free standing that I can take apart. Yup I would probably have to design them but I think I have it worked out. This way if I have 20 stalls and 10 horses I can take apart stalls and store them and have more open space.

No Tack Room - I don't want a tack room. Instead I would have nice wide halls with large wooden bin in front of each stall that is big enough for tack and any other belongings the owner would like to store. Each one would have a lock.

if I were to have an arena I would have multiple short halls with doors at the end coming off one of the longer sides of the arena and directly across the arena I would have huge doors to pull a tractor in. Above each hall there would be a trap door in the ceiling to easily toss hay from the loft. The hay would be above the stalls only and the arena would have natural lighting for the day then lights for night time. Access to the loft from in the arena as well as from the outside of the barn.

Yah, it's getting complicated... I better draw a picture and start my own thread... THN STOP THREADJACKIN!

Anyway, enjoy thinking about your dream barn. May it be a constant work in progress as you come up with new and great ideas and layouts.
I know this barn that has stalls like that! They are quite handy, as you can have them all set up for shows (It's a show only barn, no boarders) and in the winter they make some money buy renting out the space (the stalls are taken down and folded up) I kinda want these too :)
I was thinking of tack boxes but thought they might take up too much room (I wouldn't be able to get 32 on the available space) So instead I would have tack lockers.
Not sure about the bolded part... Can you explain?
Ahaha don't worry about threadjacking LOL You brought up some good things!
     
    11-08-2011, 05:22 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by jumpingrules92    
What about a cross tie/tacking up area? :)
I was thinking just having one cross tie beside each stall. Would people rather have two?
     
    11-08-2011, 05:28 PM
  #24
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Clementine    
Why do you want such a large loft? It seems unnecessary for it to cover almost the entire barn. Lofts generally mean low ceilings, which makes barns feel clausterphobic. It also tends to make barns darker and reduce ventilation. They are also a fire hazard. Personally, I'm very happy that the barn I board at stores their hay & shavings in a seperate building...
I originally didn't have a loft, but couldn't find the space on the ground for all the hay and shavings so I added the loft which would give me LOTS of room for hay, shavings and anything else I might need to store.
I'm not sure if I will keep the loft when I do the new drawing...
I want the hay/shaving in the same barn so I wont have to go trudging through rain or snow to get it.
     
    11-08-2011, 05:30 PM
  #25
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Red Gate Farm    
I'm interested in seeing the re-drawn version!
LOL I drew the first barn buy thought it was too big, then I drew the one I have here and now have all these new ideas for a new barn! I can't wait to start drawing it up! :)
     
    11-11-2011, 02:33 PM
  #26
Started
This is going to sound harsh, so sorry, but really this is what it is.

Nice barn, for people. Like mentioned, half the horses won't have windows, sure fans with replace the need for windows for ventilation, but the horses can't look out. I would always either have a barn with extra big stalls- 14x14 for ponies 14x16 for average horses or 16x16 for big horses, or 12x12 stalls with runs at least 12x20. Also, would the horse's be able to look out? If the stalls don't have windows to look out the back of the stall, they should at least be able to stick their head out in the aisle. I am aware many stables don't have these amenities, but really, who would want to be stuck in a barred 'stall'? It would be more of a prison cell. 12x12 is equivalent to roughly about 8x8 for an average 5.6 person, and so you would have to have a very vigilant turnout regimen for exercise, and what would happen on rainy days? The horses would probably stay in, right- but that is like keeping a person in a 8x8 prison cell with no chance to get out and move around.
     
    11-11-2011, 03:04 PM
  #27
Trained
I have a couple of thoughts-Perhaps the obs area could be above some of the stalls? One of the places I ride has that-saves space.

I also would centralize the feed and tack area, but not have 2 tack rooms. To me that is overkill.

Last winter I boarded at a fairly new place-shaped like a "t" Pretty nice layout, actually. The indoor is the stem of the "T". At the top, where they come together in the middle is the main entrance (a people entrance, really), and as you walk in,immediately on the left is the bathroom, down a short hall, the tack room is on the right (with access to main aisle as well as the hall the door is in for convenience). On the left is the h/c wash stall (backs up plumbing to the bathroom, and straight ahead is a double gate to the indoor (which also has a garage door for the cold winter days/nights to keep the barn warmer. Stalls run both sides of the center entrance, on both sides of a double wide aisle, with a garage door at each end for ventilation, as well as another grooming area at each end. THe office is in the house., Feed is at one end of the T, and meds are in a fridge in the tack room, which is heated and cooled. Having the indoor as the stem of the "t" allows access from all 4 sides, 3 to the outside with sliding doors. They usually don't use but 2 of them, but they are there, in case.
Another was shaped like a "U", with the indoor at the bottom of the "U" and the stalls down each side.

Personally, I would also like to see more central access to the arena. I hate having to interupt so many other people to get to the ring if I am all the way at the far end.
     
    11-12-2011, 04:26 PM
  #28
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
This is going to sound harsh, so sorry, but really this is what it is.

Nice barn, for people. Like mentioned, half the horses won't have windows, sure fans with replace the need for windows for ventilation, but the horses can't look out. I would always either have a barn with extra big stalls- 14x14 for ponies 14x16 for average horses or 16x16 for big horses, or 12x12 stalls with runs at least 12x20. Also, would the horse's be able to look out? If the stalls don't have windows to look out the back of the stall, they should at least be able to stick their head out in the aisle. I am aware many stables don't have these amenities, but really, who would want to be stuck in a barred 'stall'? It would be more of a prison cell. 12x12 is equivalent to roughly about 8x8 for an average 5.6 person, and so you would have to have a very vigilant turnout regimen for exercise, and what would happen on rainy days? The horses would probably stay in, right- but that is like keeping a person in a 8x8 prison cell with no chance to get out and move around.
I really wanted to have a window for each stall too. I redrew the whole barn layout now has a window for each stall. I thought 12X12 stall were big LOL.
Yes, they will be able to put their heads over their stalls.
When weather doesn't allow turn-out I would put them into the indoor arena - rotating all the horses so they would be put in the arena for an hour or so then back in their stall, then back into the arena many times a day, so they wouldn't be bored and would get to socialize with all of their buddys over the course of a day but not have the arena crowded. If that makes any sense. It was another reason for the indoor arena.

And actually I have a 8X9 bedroom, it's not that bad ;)
     
    11-12-2011, 04:33 PM
  #29
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I have a couple of thoughts-Perhaps the obs area could be above some of the stalls? One of the places I ride has that-saves space.

I also would centralize the feed and tack area, but not have 2 tack rooms. To me that is overkill.

Last winter I boarded at a fairly new place-shaped like a "t" Pretty nice layout, actually. The indoor is the stem of the "T". At the top, where they come together in the middle is the main entrance (a people entrance, really), and as you walk in,immediately on the left is the bathroom, down a short hall, the tack room is on the right (with access to main aisle as well as the hall the door is in for convenience). On the left is the h/c wash stall (backs up plumbing to the bathroom, and straight ahead is a double gate to the indoor (which also has a garage door for the cold winter days/nights to keep the barn warmer. Stalls run both sides of the center entrance, on both sides of a double wide aisle, with a garage door at each end for ventilation, as well as another grooming area at each end. THe office is in the house., Feed is at one end of the T, and meds are in a fridge in the tack room, which is heated and cooled. Having the indoor as the stem of the "t" allows access from all 4 sides, 3 to the outside with sliding doors. They usually don't use but 2 of them, but they are there, in case.
Another was shaped like a "U", with the indoor at the bottom of the "U" and the stalls down each side.

Personally, I would also like to see more central access to the arena. I hate having to interupt so many other people to get to the ring if I am all the way at the far end.
Whats obs?
Sounds like a nice barn! Though I do like to have a office in the barn, it serves a place for boarders and riders to chill and sit, as well as having a more private place for potential clients. Lol I had a big debate on whether or not to keep it.
I only have ywo entrences to the arena from the barn, but I think the new layout wont make the aisle crowded.
     
    11-12-2011, 05:37 PM
  #30
Showing
I have seen horrific barn fires and there is no way I'd store hay or bedding in the same facility as the horses. Should a fire start most of the horses will perish and those that get will will almost invariably have to be put down. You need a large exit half way down those long rows of stalls.
     

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