Originally Posted by nworkman82
Unless you can afford hot water & heated stalls I've never seen the point of having a indoor wash area. My friend has a barn with a wash area and has never used it because the water and barn are unheated, so you still have to wait until warm weather to bathe the horses... And if it's warm enough for that... Its often easier to just do it out in the grass. That just my opinion though.
Actually a wash stall serves more then the purpose of bathing horses.
My barn is heated, and I have hot water in the barn, but in winter I still don't use my wash stall to bath, as it still is too cold for bathing IMO, as w people coming and going through doors, it lets in a blast of cold air, and a wet horse even if in heated barn and w cooler on could get a chill....not to mention how long a furry horse takes to dry!!
But we still use our wash stall almost everyday for other things such as, washing and hosing off buckets and feed tubs, washing brushes, hosing off blankets.....its very handy to have, not just for bathing horses.