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post #1 of 4 Old 05-31-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Stall Plan/ideas.. Comments/suggestions please!

Here are some photos of my lean-to off of my small barn. I am wanting to convert it to one or two stalls. We live in Northwest Florida so it needs to
be as ventilated as possible, and most of the barns in our area have a few inch gap between the boards.



Dimensions:
22 feet long
10 feet wide
6'8" tall at lowest point, goes up about a foot.

Here is what I have drawn up so far. This is NOT to scale, sorry for the crudeness!


The black in the middle is where the stalls would be divided, with wood on the bottom then cross fence all around each stall and as a partition.
There would be two stall doors though there is only one in the picture.

Here are the questions I have:
- Will I have to raise the roof? The lowest part of the barn (where the doors will be) is 6'8". The tallest horse we would get would be 16 hands,
probably more like 15 hands. The roof goes up another foot or so probably on the other end.
- How thick should the boards I use be?
- What should I do for floors, or should I leave it dirt - I was wanting to do something like gravel then stall mats, then decide on either shavings or
straw or something... But do I need a wood or cement flooring under that?


I more than likely will only stall my horse when I really need to, so I would say no more than a few times a month.. All comments/critiques and help
are very much appreciated!

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-31-2011, 12:11 PM
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Here are some photos of my lean-to off of my small barn. I am wanting to convert it to one or two stalls. We live in Northwest Florida so it needs to


be as ventilated as possible, and most of the barns in our area have a few inch gap between the boards.




Dimensions:
22 feet long
10 feet wide
6'8" tall at lowest point, goes up about a foot.

Here is what I have drawn up so far. This is NOT to scale, sorry for the crudeness!



The black in the middle is where the stalls would be divided, with wood on the bottom then cross fence all around each stall and as a partition.
There would be two stall doors though there is only one in the picture.

Here are the questions I have:
- Will I have to raise the roof? The lowest part of the barn (where the doors will be) is 6'8". The tallest horse we would get would be 16 hands,
probably more like 15 hands. The roof goes up another foot or so probably on the other end.
- How thick should the boards I use be?
- What should I do for floors, or should I leave it dirt - I was wanting to do something like gravel then stall mats, then decide on either shavings or
straw or something... But do I need a wood or cement flooring under that?


I more than likely will only stall my horse when I really need to, so I would say no more than a few times a month.. All comments/critiques and help

are very much appreciated!
Looks pretty good to me... I might remove the siding and add another board of plywood in case the horse kicks.
For a 16hh 10x11 is a bit snug. Have you considered extending it outwards a bit. I edited one of your pics... its crude but I hope you get the idea
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-02-2011, 11:34 PM
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I like Crossover's idea of going out, so then you would have a run with shelter.
10x11 is pretty small. I would not put anything over 15 hands in there. I have always said the smaller the stall the messier the stall. If a horse has enough room then they will be pretty tidy in a stall. If they don't have much room then it is going to be a pit. I would put a full height divider between the stalls and a minimum of 4 1/2 feet up on the outside walls using 2" boards. In your picture it looks like you plan on using livestock panels to fill in above the boards. Don't use the cattle panels, make sure you get horse panels the holes are smaller. The cattle panels seem to be build with just the right size hole for hooves to get stuck. The height might be a bit of a problem, but it is going difficult to just raise the roof. Horses are not stupid and they for the most part with lower their heads to the needed height. The only problem I could foresee is if a horse got scared and reared. It looks like you have shingles on the roof. I would just make sure that their are no nails coming down through the boards.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-12-2011, 10:10 AM
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you could also use prtable corral panels so you could change the size or block in if needed
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