Making a new stall.
We've decided that we're going to section off a portion of our back stall into a regular sized stall. Our back stall is normally the size of six regular stalls so we'd like to portion off a sixth of it into a temporary night-use only type of stall.
Since the back stall is used during the day by all the horses as a type of run-in shelter, we'd like it to be it's full size during the day and just section it off at nights.
The area we'd like to section off is on one side of the barn. It has an automatic watering system. We would ideally like to section it off in a way that half of the watering system is in the new stall and the other half is in what would be left of the back stall.
We want to do this because we have two horses we keep back there at night (the three openings to the outside all shut at night) and we'd like to separate them at night but need them both to have access to water.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what to use? It needs to be rather light so it can be moved often, but still durable so that the horses don't mess it up.
We thought about a gate of some sort that we could just swing across and then tie off to the side during the day, but I'm not sure your average gate would be long enough to cover the distance (about 20 feet).
We'd split the back stall 50/50 but the watering system isn't in the middle of the barn, it's off to a side.
If anyone has any ideas, that'd be great. And post pictures if at all possible.
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