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post #21 of 30 Old 12-06-2011, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yep.

Cleaned a paddock last night. Went out this morning and tripped through frozen apples at the gate.

Sigh.
so funny! I know how you feel though. I put new shavings in my horse's stall and in 30 minutes it was trashed. At least we know he's healthy right?
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post #22 of 30 Old 12-06-2011, 07:35 PM
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It's the same with box stalls.

I only have ONE that will actually stand in her own manure or urine. My other 4 pee and poop up against the wall in the back so they don't have to stand/ walk/ lay in their own yucko. Of course my mostly WHITE horse is the one that will take a nap in her own piles of yucko. I always thought there was something amiss with her because of this... I guess she's normal and my other 4 have OCD
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post #23 of 30 Old 12-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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Their not safe for the horse. The horse would not be comfortable.I once heard of a horse that was in a standing stall and tried to lay down but then couldn't get back up and ended up with a broken leg.
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Their not safe for the horse. The horse would not be comfortable.I once heard of a horse that was in a standing stall and tried to lay down but then couldn't get back up and ended up with a broken leg.
Getting cast is not limited to being in a straight stall.
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Their not safe for the horse. The horse would not be comfortable.I once heard of a horse that was in a standing stall and tried to lay down but then couldn't get back up and ended up with a broken leg.
When it comes to horses, there is always a story someone 'heard' about a horse getting horribly hurt or dying due to ______________. Everyone needs to decide for themselves.
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Getting cast is not limited to being in a straight stall.
Tell me about it. One of mine decided to roll right next to the arena wall, did a fine job of casting himself. Being a 60x120 arena he had plenty of places to choose where he wouldn't of got cast.
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post #27 of 30 Old 12-31-2011, 10:05 PM
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I use my tie stalls and have no issues at all , my horses come in and stand and relax before they are worked and then are allowed to cool off after , they are only in maybe 1hour before then couple hours after. These are all draft horses and they learn how to stand quietly and very good barn manner
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post #28 of 30 Old 01-02-2012, 02:14 PM
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So this might be a silly question, since I've never seen a standing stall except in pictures... but isn't it a little dangerous for the handler, as you always have to approach the horse from the rear and then go along the side of the horse to get to his head in a space as narrow as 5 ft? At the very least it seems inconvenient to feeding & watering...

(I'm getting the 5 feet from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's minimum requirements for standing stalls for their Musical Ride tour)
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post #29 of 30 Old 01-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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I think it really boils down to: how long will the horses be in the standing stalls?

I have a foaling stall that I use, as well as an average stall. But I have 3 horses. Sometimes I bring them in to eat. In the large stall, I put up a feeder on each end (half a 55 gallon drum) and I put tie rings. They stay there for a few hours. I suppose they could lay down if they wanted, but the tie ring is high enough that they can't eat off the stall floor (I didn't want them stepping on/over it and getting stuck/rope burns).

I feel comfortable leaving them like that for a few hours, unattended. I would possibly leave them tied there all night, once I get my hangers for their water buckets (love horse.com!) but it's not likely that I'd do that (over night) often.

I think it also depends on the hrose. If your horse is impatient and doesn't tie well, then a tie stall probably isn't the best thing for him/her, is it?
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I really, really don't like stand and tie stalls. They are too small and unsafe for a horse, not allowing him to move normally, avoid his pee, lie down... There were some in my old boarding place, but fortunately we'll have a new law soon where it will be stated that horses, if kept in stalls, can be only kept in box stalls that are at least 3x4 meters large.

However, since I got to know 24/7 outdoors way of keeping horses, I look upon stalls completely differently... They all harm horses in some ways, though the harm can be minimized in some..

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