Originally Posted by mvinotime
I don't have bedding in my stalls, they are just rubber matted wall to wall. My horses have a pasture each and free access to their individual stall at any time they choose. I have ever seen them lay down anywhere except outside. I have a question though for those of you who have horses that are stalled for a portion of the day or at night and you keep bedding for them to lay down on, what size are your stalls? I am just curious what a good size would be to allow comfortable lying down without the worry of casting??? I just never seen that just heard of it happening when lying down in stalls and was curious.
Generally 14+ horses are best in 12x12 stalls, horses below 14 hands in 10x10 stalls. Horses over 16 hands are best in 14x14 stalls and minis are fine in 8x8 stalls.
My new barn will have 10x12 stalls leading into 16x10 runs. My horses are 13.2 and 15.2, and the bigger horses stall will not have a wall between the run and stall.