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farmerjeff 09-21-2010 06:31 PM

Is 10ft X 10ft too small of a stall?
 
I have my colt in a 10ft X 20ft stall. I want to make it 10X10ft. Is that too small?

MacabreMikolaj 09-21-2010 07:33 PM

The average stall size is anywhere from 10' x 10' to 12' x 12' and anything in between, so unless you own a Draft, definitely not.

ShutUpJoe 09-21-2010 07:34 PM

It's an average size.

farmerjeff 09-21-2010 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj (Post 756291)
The average stall size is anywhere from 10' x 10' to 12' x 12' and anything in between, so unless you own a Draft, definitely not.

so unless you own a Draft, definitely not.... Whats that mean?

farmerjeff 09-21-2010 07:54 PM

I guess i'll leave it 10X20.

My Beau 09-21-2010 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by farmerjeff (Post 756308)
so unless you own a Draft, definitely not.... Whats that mean?

Draft horses are the big, working horses... think Budweiser Clydesdales. Those giant breeds cannot fit in 10x10, or even 12x12 stalls. Since you have a Paso, I think 10x10 would be ok, but a 10x12 would be even more comfortable for him :)

farmerjeff 09-21-2010 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by My Beau (Post 756315)
Draft horses are the big, working horses... think Budweiser Clydesdales. Those giant breeds cannot fit in 10x10, or even 12x12 stalls. Since you have a Paso, I think 10x10 would be ok, but a 10x12 would be even more comfortable for him :)


Ok... Thanks. I wanted it small so i wouldn't have to use as much shavings.lol

My Beau 09-21-2010 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by farmerjeff (Post 756322)
Ok... Thanks. I wanted it small so i wouldn't have to use as much shavings.lol

Well, my stalls are 12x12 and two of my three horses are essentially pigs, so I only bed theirs with 2 bags of shavings and it's enough. The third horse, who keeps a neat stall, gets 3 bags of shavings put in his and they last a LONG time.

You just want to make sure he has enough room to lay down (flat out) and keep in mind that once you have water buckets and everything hanging, you're going to lose some space.

farmerjeff 09-21-2010 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by My Beau (Post 756344)
Well, my stalls are 12x12 and two of my three horses are essentially pigs, so I only bed theirs with 2 bags of shavings and it's enough. The third horse, who keeps a neat stall, gets 3 bags of shavings put in his and they last a LONG time.

You just want to make sure he has enough room to lay down (flat out) and keep in mind that once you have water buckets and everything hanging, you're going to lose some space.

gotcha

kitten_Val 09-21-2010 08:56 PM

I have 10x12, but my horses on smaller side. They fit in perfectly - enough to move and sleep.


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