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halo
May. 23, 2012, 04:40 PM
Would anyone know where I could get some stall panels that look similar to these?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150966664545148&set=a.10150146183390148.338878.285123135147&type=3&theater

I am fixing some stalls in my barn, and would love to have the front be entirely metal and open like this. Any ideas?

Bluey
May. 23, 2012, 05:05 PM
Lucas Equine and others, google welded wire mesh stalls.

Many of today's vet clinics have those and that is what we will make our next ones from, although we may make the bottom solid, the tops that wire, that seems to be considered today the most horse friendly kind, the least injuries from it.
This is Lexington Equine Veterinary:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/Robintoo/LexingtonEquine.jpg

You have to be sure it is the 1/4 rod welded wire in something around 2" square, that is ideal.
One rule of thumb with those, have the inside rods running vertical, so a horse's hoof won't knock them.
Of course, if used between stalls, then one horse will have to be where the rods are horizontal on it's stall.

The cattle/hog welded wire panels are not good for horses.
The holes too big, the welding not that good.
They tend to come apart and then be a real hazard for puncture wounds.

halo
May. 23, 2012, 05:17 PM
Thanks, thats what Im thinking of. All I need is the front panels. Im also wanting the 2 x 2 squares all the way up to the top. Ive seen too many foals rear up and get their legs thru those bars and...snap... Thanks for the tips, too.