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nyg052003 02-07-2011 12:02 PM

6 X 12 stable big enuff?
 
I'm going to get at the least a 15 hand horse, maybe 15 1/2 to 16 but probably more like a 15. Shouldn't a 6 ft wide by 12 ft long stable be large enough just for the horses side to be out of the weather? That isn't including the stable yard either, I want to know just for the actual out of the weather part in case he/she chooses to go under the stable.

Alwaysbehind 02-07-2011 12:18 PM

Will there only be one horse?

nyg052003 02-07-2011 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind (Post 919839)
Will there only be one horse?

initially yes. My dad will probably get one within a yr or so but not sure. So yeah I will just add on later another 6 X 12 if we get another one. Cash is sort of limited now with all of the other yard additions that I just did and still have to complete some of them

Alwaysbehind 02-07-2011 02:50 PM

It should work. It might be a little cozy at times when the wind is not cooperating. But it should work.

nyg052003 02-07-2011 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind (Post 920010)
It should work. It might be a little cozy at times when the wind is not cooperating. But it should work.

I am gona have a sheet of plywood around the bottom all the way around and on one side it will be plywood on that whole side where the tack part will be closed in and about 6x12 also. The rest of the stable will be 1x6's so it will have ventilation. I was going to do an 8x12 for the horse to go under but I might just go with 6x12. I am doing like I said the tack part where I will keep feed and saddles and stuff at 6x12 and also another 6x12 to put my big round bale of hay. The part for the hay will be mostly open as well but will be closed some to where if wind blows the rain the hay won't get wet.

Alwaysbehind 02-07-2011 02:59 PM

So the horse will have to be able to turn around in there?

Then I think it is too small.

I was thinking it would be open the whole 12' length and it would be a covered area that is 6' wide, closed on the ends and on the one side.

Speed Racer 02-07-2011 03:03 PM

I'd rather see you go with a 10X10 stall than a 6X12 or an 8X12. My horse stalls are converted utility sheds, and are 10X20.

Alwaysbehind 02-07-2011 03:06 PM

I agree, SR. I did not think we were talking about a stall to start with. I thought it was just a run in area. And I think for one horse 6'x12' would work. Not optimal, but it would work, for a three sided shelter.

For a stall you are talking about more of a tie stall than a box stall.

nyg052003 02-07-2011 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind (Post 920034)
I agree, SR. I did not think we were talking about a stall to start with. I thought it was just a run in area. And I think for one horse 6'x12' would work. Not optimal, but it would work, for a three sided shelter.

For a stall you are talking about more of a tie stall than a box stall.

yeah i am talking about an area where if the horse wants to get out of the weather it can. Yeah for the area I was gona build it in, I did the total size of the 3 parts figuring how I wanted it to look, but I will just adjust how I do the feeding and saddle area and the hay storage area. I do agree that the 12 ft side, or 10 if I go with 10, would be better having long way so the horse wouldnt have to turn around.

faye 02-07-2011 06:43 PM

Basicly it wont be big enough for a horse to turn around it. so IF you go ahead then you MUST have the opening on the 12ft side, therefore you would have one 12ft wall, 2 6ft walls and an opening on the other side.

My field shelters for ponies are 12ft by 12ft and there are 3 of them.

Face it with its back to the prevailing wind and make sure it has an overhangs. Also ensure that your horse has enough head room.


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