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    12-12-2011, 12:08 AM
stall questions?

Okay so me and my dad were wondering whats the base of a stall? Like from ground up! We are planing to put mats in and make them nice for them. So what to put first, second, third...

Also I've seen cross tie areas and was wondering how big do they have to be? I was looking at putting them in between one of my stalls and my tack room. Because after the stalls were up id have about 16 feet for a tack/feed room and I might also get a loaf for extra hay, tack, feed. So I wouldnt need a huge tack room. So how much room would I need? Just for grooming, tacking up, worming, ect.
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    12-12-2011, 01:01 AM
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This is what dad and I did and 10yrs later they are still good:

-First we graded the ground away from the barn, may or may not be possible in your case.

-Put down construction cloth. There are two kinds, one is water permeable and one isn't. You will want the water permeable stuff. This will keep the rock from sinking into the dirt/clay while letting horse pee and water drain out.

-Lay down six inches of 3" crushed rock.

-Lay down 2" of unwashed 3/4 minus, leveled and packed.

-Lay down stall mats.

So long as you keep your mats straight your base will remain protected. Let the mats stay askew and holes will end up getting dug into your rock base.

We also took the constuction carpet out 12' from the barn into pasture with the 3" rock. Helps keep it from mudding up to bad and can be scraped.
    12-12-2011, 02:35 AM
My cross tie areas are 10' wide. This allows room around your horse, without feeling like your going to get smash with a rail in your back.
I would not build your tack and feed room together.. You will have rodents in your tack, also easier to keep clean & locked up.
    12-12-2011, 06:37 AM
That's what I did: foot of compacted gravel, foot of compacted stonedust, heavy stall mats, shavings.
    12-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Feed will be in garbage bins, when we get a new horse but it will go into our 4th stall till then so it will just be tack in there. Can the cross tie area be smaller then that?

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