What is a good size for a stall? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 02-11-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wyaconda, Missouri
Posts: 127
• Horses: 4
What is a good size for a stall?

We want to transform a 24X2 building into a horse barn, we would like 2-3 stalls and maybe a tack area.. Is 8X10 too small ?
snazzydandy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 02-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,716
• Horses: 1
I'd say 8 x 10 is too small. We used to have small ones at our barn that were 10 x 10 and then our barn went with double stalls that are 10 x 20. Much nicer.
Solon is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 02-11-2010, 06:06 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Posts: 1,901
• Horses: 1
12x12 is usually the standard measurement for stalls. Think of an 8x10 card and then imagine putting a horse in a stall that size.....it wouldn't be very fun for the horse.

The stalls at my barn are 15x13. Very nice
justsambam08 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 02-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,289
• Horses: 0
12 X 12 is ideal, 10 X 10 is workable for small horses. I wouldn't go any smaller than that.

If the dimensions of your building are 24 X 20, you can have 2 stalls and a 10 ft aisle, and you can make a tack storage area of 6 X 10 at one end, free from the swing of the stall door.
maura is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-12-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wyaconda, Missouri
Posts: 127
• Horses: 4
oops, i forgot the other 24, our building is 24X24. Thanks for your input..
snazzydandy is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 2
I'd say it is. The barn I'm at has 12x12 stalls with an outdoor 12x12 paddock attached so they can go in and out when they want to and see other horses (24x12 altogether). Most barns just have a 12x12, which are fine as long as they get plenty of turn out. The smaller the stall, the more turn out they need.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
-Bertrand Russel
roro is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-12-2010, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 470
• Horses: 0
The bigger you can go the better!
After all your horses will appreciate the wider space! :)
Kashmere is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-12-2010, 08:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
i had to keep a horse in an 8x14 stall for a couple weeks [with daily turnout of course] it was terrible & i felt so guilty, she could hardly turn around ! i would go with 12x12 or 10x12

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-12-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wyaconda, Missouri
Posts: 127
• Horses: 4
Thanks everyone for your opinions and input.. I think I am going to go with 2 12X12 stalls. I have another building to keep hay and bedding in. I do want to have a small tack room. I also want to have small paddocks coming off each stall. We have 43 acres. We currently have 3 seperate pastures and each one has a small barn/loafing shed. I have had horses all my life and never had an actual barn with real horse stalls,, its about time. thanks again..
snazzydandy is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Size Small Winter Hoods & Various Size Sheets. LearnToFly Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 11-20-2009 01:21 PM
Best way to bed a stall-walker's stall? My Beau Horse Health 6 11-13-2009 07:29 AM
Wanted: pony size and/or horse size with pad(s) apc11196 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 10-02-2009 04:11 PM
English Girth size, convert to Western Cinch Size...Help! Equina Horse Tack and Equipment 10 01-16-2009 06:18 PM
Good Alternative to Wood stall doors americanstable Barn Maintenance 7 05-16-2008 04:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome