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    06-02-2008, 11:50 AM
Standing Stalls: Your Opinion

What do you guys think of standing stalls? We have some at our barn in about half of the stalls. (A gate dividing the stall in half. When not in use it can swing back and forth). I personally don't like them at all for 2 main reasons: 1, they are really annoying and always get in the way. 2, they seem dangerous and unsafe.

What are your opinions?
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    06-02-2008, 12:10 PM
Green Broke
Are they used as lesson stalls?

Standing stalls are pretty archaic...old plow horses would live in standing stalls...yuck.

I do believe they can be beneficial for lesson horses/quick confinement for vet visits, etc for pasture horses.

All the time? NO WAY!
    06-02-2008, 12:31 PM
A standing stall might be useful for very brief periods. However, if a horse is going to be spending a lot of time in one, ie. Most of the day or night all of the time, then I wouldn't be a fan. A horse needs at least 20 min. Of REM sleep every day to stay healthy, and they can only get that deep sleep laying down.
    06-02-2008, 12:34 PM
The horses are on 24hr turnout, so they do not come in that often. Also, we rarely even use the standing stalls. They are just there in case each horse needs to be brought in for a stormy night. We have an overload of horses ....
    06-02-2008, 12:35 PM
Hmm, I don't like them. I think for vet visits they could be useful...but then again I think they could be a bit unsafe. Definitely not for all the time.
    06-02-2008, 12:36 PM
Green Broke
In that case, I don't see any problem with it.

I once visited a farmer that plowed his fields with horses...those poor things worked day in and day out...their reward was a 3 foot wide, 7 foot long box that they were tied to day in and day out. It made me cry
    06-02-2008, 01:09 PM
I don't have any one my farm. The barn I rode at in montreal had 2 standing stalls.... the BO built most of his incredietable barn and had left over room to make a standing stall , but built a door for the stall and put a pony in it, the other ended up being used for wheel borrows and shovels
    06-02-2008, 04:33 PM
Standing Stalls are OK for goats, small ones... sometimes... if you have to keep them separate... Or how about 5 or 6 chickens for night time? (away from the horses, of course.)
    06-02-2008, 11:10 PM
Standing stalls (tie stalls) have their uses, and if I ever design and build my own barn, I will have a couple in there.
    06-02-2008, 11:23 PM
I'm still not sure what they are useful for though ... Regular stalls with crossties in them seem fine to me.

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