Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: The REAL Northern Calif
Do you plan on putting shavings/pellets in the stalls? What I wanted, but did not get, due to my Husband, that, "I'm the man and I know better crap." I was still working and 300 miles away, so I could not supervise. Any way, what I wanted was DG packed, with a vibrating plate, in the stalls, then stall mats. I put pine wood stove pellets down first, for absorption, then pine shavings. The two horses I have now are pretty neat.
Since said Husband, did NOT put DG and mats in the stalls, all 6 stalls now have nice big holes in them where everyone use to pee, and gradually the stall floor has been picked up, making the holes larger, along with the pee and manure.
Hay Storage, do you have an area to store 100+ bales. Do you have 2 horses? If you're going to get your hay for the year you'll need a place to store that much hay. And storage for shavings/pine pellets, if you are going to use them.
In my old barn, where we moved from, we had a hot water heater, sure was nice to bathe the boys with warm water. Electricity is nice too, have a fridge in the tack room, to hold cold drinks and carrots, etc... and like Avna said, a sink, had one of those at the old place too, sure was nice, hot water went to the sink as well as the washrack outside. I'm sure I'll think of a few other things after I hang up........... Have fun!
First rule of endurance riding: If you know ANYTHING, know your horse.