My cousin, daughter and I are about to begin building stalls and fencing on our land for our horses. I hate to come here and ask dumb questions, but none of us have any experience with this and I would like to go ahead and spend my money wisely the first time.
What size and kind of boards should I go with for the stalls. Obviously first and foremost is safety for my horses (my horse has been known to take a bite out of his stall), but secondly I am looking at durability and getting the most out of my money. Right now I am looking at what Lowes has to offer, but am not limited to them as there are other lumber yards in the area.
I'm going to have to brace the wood to cement blocks and a cement floor. How do I go about doing that? Also, somebody was telling me that horses will kick right through cement blocks. I for the life of me can't figure out why a horse would kick a block wall, but I thought I'd ask about that just to be on the safe side. If necessary, I can build wooden walls in front of the blocks. It'd be a heck of a lot easier to replace wood than blocks.
T-posts. I'm assuming the 6' posts will do the job just fine, but if I'm wrong, feel free to speak up.
Sorry for all the noobie questions. I just don't want to mess things up and wind up wasting time and money trying to fix mistakes.