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  • Show me your self installed stalls/ riding arenas.

    I have a huge pole barn/metal warehouse that I am going to put stalls in. There is plenty of open land next to it, that I am putting up fencing. I have a concrete floor in the building, and will install stall skins over. Please show me your home made stalls, or installed or modified stall fronts that you installed in a pre existing building or whatever. We need ideas!

    show me your fencing too! We are doing the electro tape fencing.

    We have an 18.1 h sweedish warmblood that we are going to bring home ONE DAY (but not any time soon)
    "Lose your temper, lose your horse" -someone wise enough to know better than to pick a fight with a 1200 lb animal that could launch you to the moon.

  • #2
    This is what we did with our pole barn. we have different sized stalls - 12 x 16, 12 x 14 and 12 x 12

    Before
    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=P9030200.jpg
    wide shot
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4159.jpg
    close up
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4157.jpg

    Our fencing is a combination of coated wire and flexi vinyl
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      #3
      Originally posted by horsetales View Post
      This is what we did with our pole barn. we have different sized stalls - 12 x 16, 12 x 14 and 12 x 12

      Before
      http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=P9030200.jpg
      wide shot
      http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4159.jpg
      close up
      http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4157.jpg

      Our fencing is a combination of coated wire and flexi vinyl

      Awesome! This is what I was thinking...to have a few dif. sized stalls. Considering the big horse, and may want a few little guys too!
      Thanks, keep them coming!
      "Lose your temper, lose your horse" -someone wise enough to know better than to pick a fight with a 1200 lb animal that could launch you to the moon.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by horsetales View Post
        This is what we did with our pole barn. we have different sized stalls - 12 x 16, 12 x 14 and 12 x 12

        Before
        http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=P9030200.jpg
        wide shot
        http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4159.jpg
        close up
        http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4157.jpg

        Our fencing is a combination of coated wire and flexi vinyl
        Hahaha I just had to laugh at myself. Dana, I looked at the wide after shot and thought, gee, that looks like Bonnie's farm! This is Holly, Michele's barn owner, we met when we all came out to see Bonnie that freezing night!

        OP, I would love to show you the stall fronts we are putting in our new barn, but my internets down and I don't know how to do it from my blackberry. We are making the totally from scratch, from iron bars and tubing. They look amazing and they are super sturdy! Pics to come!
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fentre...24774504235082

        http://fentressfieldsequestriancenter.com/

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        • #5
          We made our own 14'x14' stalls, portable, so we can move them around as our needs change.
          We have already moved them twice as we expanded.
          If you already have a barn, you may consider that, better than framing something solid in there.

          As you can see, we made our stalls with horizontal bars, not the traditional vertical ones.
          Those are called by some "fair ground" stall fronts.
          We initially only put three bars, but it looked like the smaller horses could stick their heads thru those, so we added a fourth bar:

          http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g?t=1302471839

          Many manufacturers are going to those and to mesh type fronts today, considered safer, but not enough to go to those if you just like the look of grill fronts better.

          Some barns have the whole front one gate, no walls and doors and love them.
          One local vet hospital has a whole barn with the 12x12 stalls with whole front one mesh gate, so he can take a horse out that can't walk good out without needing to make him fit thru a 4' door (or drag a dead horse out).
          We may consider that next time we have to make more.

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            #6
            Originally posted by mpsbarnmanager View Post
            Hahaha I just had to laugh at myself. Dana, I looked at the wide after shot and thought, gee, that looks like Bonnie's farm! This is Holly, Michele's barn owner, we met when we all came out to see Bonnie that freezing night!

            OP, I would love to show you the stall fronts we are putting in our new barn, but my internets down and I don't know how to do it from my blackberry. We are making the totally from scratch, from iron bars and tubing. They look amazing and they are super sturdy! Pics to come!
            Oh Pretty please? don't forget!
            "Lose your temper, lose your horse" -someone wise enough to know better than to pick a fight with a 1200 lb animal that could launch you to the moon.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mpsbarnmanager View Post
              Hahaha I just had to laugh at myself. Dana, I looked at the wide after shot and thought, gee, that looks like Bonnie's farm! This is Holly, Michele's barn owner, we met when we all came out to see Bonnie that freezing night!

              OP, I would love to show you the stall fronts we are putting in our new barn, but my internets down and I don't know how to do it from my blackberry. We are making the totally from scratch, from iron bars and tubing. They look amazing and they are super sturdy! Pics to come!
              Hi Holly, I'ld love to see the pics as well. Now if I could just see those stalls with a foal peeking out, but Bonnie seems intent on crossing her legs
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              • #8
                Our stall-shelters and arena

                We did everything DIY. Our 4-stall shelters are opened to the sacrifice paddock, which has large gates leading to either rear pasture or front pasture.

                It's the ideal set up for our herd. I usually have both gates open so the horses wander from front pasture, through sacrifice paddock/stall area , down to rear pasture as they please.

                Each stall is 13 x 13 and we feed hay in there and grain them, and they do great with just that wall of seperation They do play musical-stalls after awhile with the hay....but they all stay put for eating their "buckets"

                Super low maintainance (we don't have to grab horses, etc)!! Super easy. Just throw hay in, and dump grain in the buckets

                Pics:
                http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...91222-0912.jpg

                http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...91222-0913.jpg

                Lastly, here's our hillbilly arena. It's about 220 x 110 and my hubby simply graded a naturally flat spot at the very top of our rear pasture. We just disc & drag it w/ our garden tractor and it works for us!
                Pics:
                http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...9/DSC01782.jpg

                http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...9/DSC01767.jpg
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                • #9
                  Fancy That, you dont have any footing in your "hillbilly arena?!" That looks amazing. How do you keep all the rocks out?
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                  • #10
                    http://www.hogbackhillfarm.com/facilities.html

                    I built the stalls. Hubby did the fencing. We did the arena fencing together and put up the plywood walls around the inside of the indoor. We did hire someone to do the arenas footing, but they followed my instructions which I got from the USDF booklet on footing.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Briggsie View Post
                      Oh Pretty please? don't forget!
                      Haha, I won't! Ill try to use DH's computer to do it tonight. I love our stall fronts! We have arched windows so the feed openings we made arched, too. Excited to share them with everyone!
                      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fentre...24774504235082

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by horsetales View Post
                        Hi Holly, I'ld love to see the pics as well. Now if I could just see those stalls with a foal peeking out, but Bonnie seems intent on crossing her legs

                        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fentre...24774504235082

                        http://fentressfieldsequestriancenter.com/

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                        • #13
                          good work!

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                          • #14
                            No footing....that's why it's Hillbilly

                            Originally posted by AliCat518 View Post
                            Fancy That, you dont have any footing in your "hillbilly arena?!" That looks amazing. How do you keep all the rocks out?
                            No, it's just a big, wide, open space that got graded, and we just disc/drag it regularly.

                            We have clay soil, so it's useless when we have big rainstorms, but in CA, we are pretty dry most of the year.

                            I am lucky in that we don't have much in the way of rocks. We just pick up rocks when we see them.

                            It works perfect for us. We do all of our schooling in there (3 horses)

                            Simply couldn't afford a real arena, plus it's open on 2 sides, as it's part of the pasture. It's situated in the upper-west corner of the pasture, so I have one long fence, and one short fence.

                            The horses like to snooze/roll in it, too.

                            More pics of it:
                            (We had disced it here, but didn't rake/groom it yet)
                            http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...FancyArena.jpg

                            http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...s/NikkiOak.jpg

                            (It looks like this when we don't disc/drag/rake it)
                            http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...010/Tinky8.jpg
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                            • #15
                              We had our 36'x36' pole barn built and then finished the inside ourselves.

                              We bought the stall fronts and sides and inserted the wood. They were reasonably priced and have held up well over the last 5 years.

                              http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...lsWestSide.jpg

                              http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ters/Stall.jpg
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                              • #16
                                Our barn was formerly a 2-car garage. We removed one of the garage doors and made it into a wall. There are two 12 x 12 stalls in the one garage bay, and an aisle in the other garage bay, the one with the door obviously. We made our own stalls out of 2x10s stacked vertically, and homemade doors. The bars came out of another old homemade barn. They were welded by hand. We sanded them down, painted them black, and they look good as new (I think).

                                http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1658638_n.jpg

                                http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3161531_n.jpg

                                ETA: Just found an old Webshots album I'd made when we were constructing the stalls:

                                http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...94337499FrVBdW

                                http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...94337499tQMhSz
                                Last edited by JCS; Apr. 13, 2011, 04:27 PM.

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                                • #17
                                  OK, here they are. Certainly not portable in this case but...

                                  http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...=1CbN2bZs5ZuLA

                                  http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...=1CbN2bZs5ZuSg

                                  and here is the barn they are inside of:

                                  http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...=1CbN2bZs5Zuhg

                                  The bottoms will be filled in with stained oak boards.
                                  Last edited by mpsbarnmanager; Apr. 13, 2011, 09:34 PM. Reason: added more pics
                                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fentre...24774504235082

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by horsetales View Post
                                    This is what we did with our pole barn. we have different sized stalls - 12 x 16, 12 x 14 and 12 x 12

                                    Before
                                    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=P9030200.jpg
                                    wide shot
                                    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4159.jpg
                                    close up
                                    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/PIC_4157.jpg

                                    Our fencing is a combination of coated wire and flexi vinyl
                                    I am trying to figure out how you were able to put in the various size stalls.
                                    Are your posts set at odd distances to enable you to make the different sizes?
                                    Also, what is the span in front of the stalls, I am referring to the aisle..which looks huge.
                                    I know its hard to explain, but I am trying to design a barn, and putting all my posts at 12' intervals per the builder. I was told, the pole on one side of the aisle has to match the pole on the opposite side.

                                    I suppose if you had rafters, than the floor is free standing and posts to build stalls can go anywhere without needing to be support posts.
                                    I hope my questions are clear.
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by rosijet View Post
                                      We had our 36'x36' pole barn built and then finished the inside ourselves.

                                      We bought the stall fronts and sides and inserted the wood. They were reasonably priced and have held up well over the last 5 years.

                                      http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...lsWestSide.jpg

                                      http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ters/Stall.jpg
                                      This is exactly what I want to do! right down to every detail. looks like my door might be in a diff. spot.....can you tell me where you bought the stall fronts??
                                      "Lose your temper, lose your horse" -someone wise enough to know better than to pick a fight with a 1200 lb animal that could launch you to the moon.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by JCS View Post
                                        Our barn was formerly a 2-car garage. We removed one of the garage doors and made it into a wall. There are two 12 x 12 stalls in the one garage bay, and an aisle in the other garage bay, the one with the door obviously. We made our own stalls out of 2x10s stacked vertically, and homemade doors. The bars came out of another old homemade barn. They were welded by hand. We sanded them down, painted them black, and they look good as new (I think).

                                        http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1658638_n.jpg

                                        http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3161531_n.jpg

                                        ETA: Just found an old Webshots album I'd made when we were constructing the stalls:

                                        http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...94337499FrVBdW

                                        http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...94337499tQMhSz
                                        You guys are awesome! please keep posting! I am really getting inspired! So,

                                        JCS...you built yours on top of concrete. I was hoping someone would eventually show me a barn like this. My entire pole barn, completely empty, but then there is the concrete floor slab. About 3 ft thick. This dude that built my house and the pole barn did not skimp on anything...but for horses, a concrete floor is not ideal...but I am telling you what...I am not going to even consider trying to get that out of there. So, how did you build on top of the concrete? Can you husband call my husband? Odd request, I know. but we have ideas, just want to bounce this off of someone who has done it. I am thinking we have to get a mason gun and put wood down as the base for the "frame", then the question is how do we want to get up the 4x4 beams to build the frames to screw the stall boards/walls to??? that is where I am stumped. I don't think just using concrete anchors, like the ones you use for decks, will do the trick. I looked at your pics and I cannot tell how you put up the mains posts (like the ones that frame the entry to the stalls)
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