Clooney is, like most horses, an accident waiting to happen, but he is brave, hacks out alone, not worried about barking dogs and things that would spook a normal horses. I think he will be ok -it is our hahahaha summer time at the moment, I am going to turn him out first and just show him the stable a few times while I'm there see what he makes of it.
I have found him a companion a little 11hh welsh cob - gorgeous and I'm really excited about bringing him back--- (I have posted a question regarding this move also - "Who do I bring to the yard first?")
Yes the stable is 8.5 feet by 19 feet... odd I know, it was built a very long time ago and because I'm in a National Park area -there is planning and alsorts required to change the building- oh and I haven't the money..
At its widest it is 9.8feet but a concrete ledge at knee height comes into the stable a way. It is my intention to put wooden boards with a 5cm gap between that and the wall and then maybe even rubber matting?
There is a small yard at the front of the stable which is fenced off I can keep Cloone and even Peanut (my new boy) on here to save the grass as much as poss.
Thanks for your help so far