Double Tie Stall is Complete
April 27, 2016, 7:48 am
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April 27, 2016

After a stretch of night shifts and two half days, I have completed the new double tie stall. This was a box stall. I repurposed two old stall mats that once were an old conveyor belt for my floor. The rubber softens the concrete floor. The concrete floor slopes to the back so urine flows away from the horse’s bed. The three inch curb is just right to stop the shovel when cleaning the stall. It also allows a place for manure to drop into between cleanings.

The swinging stall divider is simply made. It is to help train our new filly to stay mostly in her new space. The divider hangs from a stout rope. The rope is just in case something happens unexpectedly, I can cut the rope in a flash and keep the animal from injuring itself. This training aid will probably go away in the future, but for now it will keep her on her side of the bed.

The stall front and sides were constructed out of native pin oak. Pin oak is a very hardwood. I had to drill starter holes for my nails and screws. The overall size of the stall is ten foot by twelve foot. The manger is just over two feet wide. the place where the horses stand is roughly five feet by seven feet. The seven feet encourages them to back up to poop, keeping their beds clean.

The tie rail in the front is well supported. It is also made from two inch thick pin oak.  The mangers are deep for hay with a nice place for their grain to go. The stall is well lit with a tall ceiling. It will be a great place for the new horse to call home.

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Have you ever posted footprint of horse barn?

Comment by Rick Stillwagon

Rick, the best way for me to show you my farm and its footprint, is to have you do a search on YouTube for Riceland Meadows. There are several videos there made possible by Rural Heritage magazine. The filming was done for RFD-TV.

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