I realize with a kit, you don't have this option, but in case someone else is reading this that wants to build from scratch, we came up with a solution that uses both on each side wall. I was worried about my barn being very dark and loss of ventilation if we built solid walls all the way up between stalls. But I was also concerned that a couple of my horses get grouchy when in for any length of time, and I didn't want them tormenting their neighbors. So we built each of ours to have a solid wall for about 4 feet out at the back of each wall, and the rest is heavy grade livestock panel. I'll attach a picture because I can't explain it well. We feed ours out of corner feeders that are placed in the back, where the solid wall section is, so they cannot see or bother each other at feeding time, so there is no stress from that. We simply put the hay on the ground under the feeder. And if the horse wants to be left alone, all they have to do is retreat to the back of the stall, and there is a wall, if they want to visit, they come to the front. We don't have fronts on ours at all. They are open for the horses to hang their heads over into the aisle if they chose. Sorry the picture isn't good, I didn't realize I didn't have a single picture of the half walls anywhere, lol.
"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"
Last edited by apachiedragon; 04-02-2011 at 12:09 AM.