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post #1 of 61 Old 01-12-2011, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Multi-leveled barn?

I remembered seeing an article in some random horse magazine a many years ago about a riding facility in ...um...I THINK it was NYC that was several stories high, and had stalls on one or two levels and an arena on another with ramps connecting them. No turnout, but horses were turned out to run in the arena some and rented out for outdoor trail riding. I would guess if it was NYC to Central Park?

I may not be remembering correctly, but I wondered if anyone knew about this place, what were/are they called? I thought it was interesting at the time, but now I'm curious about how they keep such a place up and running. I'm thinking it was supposed to be a pretty posh place, and I'd love to find out more about it.

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post #3 of 61 Old 01-12-2011, 10:03 PM
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There is one in hong kong heres the link I found with an article and some pictures. Pretty neat I guess but doesn't seem very enjoyable for a horse to be living inside 24/7
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that's insane! Id love that but the only reason they need to do that is cause they have no land lol
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The more I think about a place like this the more questions I have. Buckcherry, the one you posted said they use shredded newspaper for bedding. I have never heard of that in any barn. What do they do with it after it is soiled, I wonder? Some sort of incinerator? Do they have a truck haul it off somewhere daily? Where on earth do they get so much newspaper? I suppose they have something like a freight elevator to bring hay to the upper levels, and the waste down? How do you go about making something structurally sound for that much weight, what kind of flooring do they use, that won't be damaged by urine and manure? What about the one with an arena indoors? What kind of footing? Do they use sprinklers inside the building to keep dust down?

See? More questions than I will get answers for, I'm afraid. If anybody else has links to this kind of barn, I'd love to see them! I'm just fascinated.

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I was wondering the same things..
Horses weren't ment to be inside 24/7, but I guess as long as the horses are well cared for and happy who am I to judge
This is supposed to be West side livery stable in NYC.... They do carriage rides...not a nice looking place. They have a video of inside but its a animal rights video and I'm not trying to start that argument lol..

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wow that NYC barn is GROSS like holy **** I thought americans were bettet than that when it came to animals
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As far as newspaper as bedding my old barn did this as they were a non profit theraputic riding school. They had an industrial shredder and people donate the newspaper.
They spread it in the fields once the wet and manure parts have been removed from the stall.
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I believe the NYC stable is now closed. They used to ride through traffic to get to the park & bridle paths. The indoor was small with support posts all over- must have made for some interesting rides.
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post #10 of 61 Old 01-13-2011, 07:21 AM
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That first hong kong set up is amazing! I don't think those track horses mind the set up, either. What a life!

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