Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Yes, air ventilation is important, thus stalls are only solid half way up, including the top of that drop down stall door, and I also had hubby drill air holes into the bottom of all the wood panels that line the bottom of those stall fronts.
I also have not used tie stalls, per say, since leaving the tobacco farm of my childhood. We did ties the work horses in tie stalls, as that is all we had for horses
I do, though, tie horses all the time, either in the barn isle or in a stall, to teach tying patience
My stall fronts are secure, as they are attached to heavy wood pillars, that are sunk into concrete, thus very safe to tie to.
The stalls themselves are raised above level of barn floor, as I used to have flooding problems in early spring, just when I needed those stalls for the broodmares and foals.
I also have rubber floor matts in them. A horse is very safe, tied in them, and I do that all the time,esp when I first start them under saddle. Standing tied,a lone, after work is part of that training