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post #11 of 28 Old 11-11-2011, 04:47 PM
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That's very different. I think I'm on maura's side here. As long as there was ample room to move around the horse safely in the stall, I could see this being very convenient for lots of reasons.

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post #12 of 28 Old 11-11-2011, 04:53 PM
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I assume for each stall you have, you get the tack room that corresponds with the stall.
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post #13 of 28 Old 11-11-2011, 04:58 PM
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I wouldn't board somewhere with that set-up.

Stalls are not huge and if a horse decided to spook or do something stupid, you really have nowhere to go if you're in a stall with them. I do not like being in a stall with a horse. I don't even like cleaning stalls with horses in them. Can't tell you how many times I've been accidentally stomped while in a stall.

Plus it would be a giant PIA to have to shove the horse's rear over every time you want to get something or put something away or be fending off an overly mouth horse who wants to taste all your tack as you carry it in. And if you are carrying in armloads of crap, you've got to open the stall, lock it behind you, put that armload away turn around, open the stall, lock it behind you, over and over...

Stalls are intended for one occupant IMO either the horse or me. It's got to be pouring or hailing before I clean occupied stalls and even then 90% of the time, I toss the horse in the cross ties while I clean it's stall.
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post #14 of 28 Old 11-11-2011, 05:23 PM
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You know, I would like it. While I may not have a different saddle for every horse, I always have separate grooming supplies, saddle pads and bridles for every horse. I never swap around those items to keep from cross contaminating certain "traveling" problems like rain rot etc.

I much prefer tacking in the stall. I learned to appreciate it when galloping on the track. Hitching rails or tacking stalls can be too congested and distracting.

The stalls would have to be 14x14 at least. The barn I was teaching at today had 12x24 stalls. These tack closets would work well there.
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If the locker was flat against the side of the stall and the door was a sliding door, then I could see it. But the set up in the pic? No thanks.

I'm only OK with tacking up inside the stall if the horse is tied... but if you tie your horse all the time, your lead rope frays pretty fast.
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post #16 of 28 Old 11-11-2011, 08:27 PM
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I think I actually know the location of that particular barn. I was just there 2 weekends ago. Initially, I thought it was wierd, but let me tell you that at least in their set-up, it was really convenient. The stalls are very roomy, and have a same-size outside area for the horses, so it doesn't make the stall seem small at all. Actually, it makes good use of the normally dead space in the corner. The inside section is set up with the waterer in another corner and feed bin in the third. The door latches and there is room for your own personal lock.

As for not wanting to be in the stall tacking up with the horse, they had several cross-ties, outside hitching rails, and of course you could tie the horse in the stall, or outside in the (very) wide aisle. Overall, I thought it was awesome, and I wish I could afford to keep Mick there!!
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post #17 of 28 Old 11-12-2011, 10:46 PM
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I'm putting them in my new stalls when they are done. They will be 10x16 stalls with corner tack lockers in the back. Still not sure how we are putting them in... probably 2x4s. I'll post pictures when they're done. I'm really excited to have them. I can't STAND people blocking the isle way and messy tack rooms (including my own mess!) I love being able to give boarders a space that they can do whatever they want with.. fill it to the brim with junk and I don't have to see it.

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post #18 of 28 Old 11-13-2011, 02:06 AM
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We used to have these at my oldddddd barn. However, they were in the front of the stalls between you and the next pony. It was SO handy with the xties right there..if i have a picture or can find one similar ill post it.
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post #19 of 28 Old 11-13-2011, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
I think it would create more problems:

Larger stalls = more area to clean. (more shavings, more $)

Corner lockers = potential damage to the locker = more upkeep

Cross tie areas tend to be cement or tar = picked hooves stay clean - more efficient to apply any dressing/creams necessary.

Opening the door while the horse is in the stall - would have to be a really large stall for some of those with warmbloods, drafts, TB, etc.

And so on . . .
Looking at the pictures I thought it sounded neat. However, reading your post I realize that a tack locker in a stall completely would not work for a horse owner like me.

Multiple horses = check
Warmblood sized horse = check
Mare that LOVES to roll in her stall = check

with a mare like mine it wouldn't last
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Thansk for all the replies. Sounds like these could work if the stalls were big enough, if the tack rooms were positioned towards the front, if horses had their own tack and supplies, well, lots of "ifs" but it sounds like they can work if designed properly.

I don't think it needs to be all or nothing. I can see still having crossties outside of the stalls for those who prefer, and a central location for shared supplies and extras. But I like having personal space and not having things get borrowed.

I groom and tack up my horse in his stall with no crossties. He is a calm warmblood. But I used to lease a TBx and there is no WAY I would spend more time than necessary in a stall with that guy. It was enter stall, halter on, lead him out and later lead him in, halter off, and I was out of there!
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