Dividing a stall - mini mules
I have an injured mini mule. Before her injury, I stalled her and her half sister together. I can no longer keep them together, at least not until (if ) she heals, which could be months or a year (tendon/ligament/stifle injuries; she really screwed herself up, poor thing). My problem is I have only two stalls, and three equines. For the last three months, the horse and the sound mule have been out 24/7 in the paddock. With winter coming on, there will sometimes be a need to have all three in. My horse and the sound mule get along OK in the paddock, but not well enough I want to stall them together.
I would like to split the mini's stall in half (so 6'x12' each), but I was told a while back that it might be more stressful for the injured mule than if I keep them in separate stalls; she needs to be quiet and not hopping around (already difficult to accomplish). When they were together, they played pretty rough. So, my choices are to build a new stall and sacrifice most of my storage area, or split their stall.
These are my first mules, and I know they think differently than horses - if I had mini horses I'd not even be asking :)
Appreciate any advice you can offer.
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Yankee Allstar, Rocky Mountain Horse