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Has anyone used round pen panels as stall walls?

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  • Has anyone used round pen panels as stall walls?

    Just curious.

  • #2
    ooh! I'm curious too. I have been thinking of using one or 2 as a divider in a larger, 12x36 stall. I have seen them set up as portable stalls before.


    • #3
      Yup. Use them for temporary stalls all of the time. Why?
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      • #4
        My friend used them along with post...raised them up a bit and made two paddocks for her stallions.

        I'm sure they could be used for a stall underneath a roof.
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        • #5
          I have panel stalls in the barn where we are currently. We're building another facility and it didn't make sense to put a lot of $$ into stalls for here. I have panel stalls inside a coverall barn.

          Most of my horses actually prefer panel stalls, tons of airflow, they can see everything and be in contact with their neighbours.
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          • #6
            My third stall is a "temp" stall made from two corral panels. I used it for a weanling/yearling stall. I used plywood to make the bottom 2 feet solid (drilled holes in wood, wired it to corral rail) to keep little horse feet in, and dogs out. The same concept can be used to create solid walls if neighbors don't get along.

            I use corral panels for all sorts of things--temp small pens for rehabbing horses, as gates between paddocks or fields where no gate posts exist, that sort of thing.
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            • #7
              I have panel stalls. I LOVE THEM. I can set/reset any number of combinations for stall size/arrangements.

              For foaling I use tarp and/or boards along the bottom, along with banking.

              My dream 36 x 36 barn will still have pipe stalls.
              Most of my horses actually prefer panel stalls, tons of airflow, they can see everything and be in contact with their neighbours.
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              • #8
                We have them in the never-got-finished arena stalls. They were put up in a rush when a clinic came in, then didn't come down as other things have taken priority. They are totally functional, but I would caution putting horses next to each other that may kick. This is my only fear. That, and the wind blows shavings around as the back wall is not built down to the ground yet.


                • #9
                  yup, while my barn was being built i set up 12 foot panels to make stalls in a large garage for about 6 6 months. worked great and when all was said and done i also ended up with enough to make a round pen


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                    Originally posted by costco_muffins View Post
                    They are totally functional, but I would caution putting horses next to each other that may kick. This is my only fear.
                    This is my big concern. My quarter horse kicks and my tb DOES NOT TAKE SUBTLE HINTS. I am hoping that if I do ever need to do this, I can make sure that my qh's food is far away. This is really the only big issue. The other concern I have is my tb gets his legs stuck in fences when rolling. Even when paddocks are huge, if the best place to roll is right near the fence (which they tend to be nice and deep there), he will find that place. Two separate staple emergencies later, I have become cautious. I guess I could always just nail a plank to the wall like someone else mentioned. Thanks!! I love this board.


                    • #11
                      My horse kicks (once kicked through the 2" stall wall at a show...I'm sure the owner of the horse on the other side LOVED him) and at the new place has panels for his stall walls. It is fine because he still has the (brick ha ha) wall he can kick and then the panels are on the other three sides.

                      I just worry about a horse getting cast and not having a wall to push against. Maybe I worry too much...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2boys View Post
                        This is my big concern. My quarter horse kicks and my tb DOES NOT TAKE SUBTLE HINTS. I am hoping that if I do ever need to do this, I can make sure that my qh's food is far away. This is really the only big issue. The other concern I have is my tb gets his legs stuck in fences when rolling. Even when paddocks are huge, if the best place to roll is right near the fence (which they tend to be nice and deep there), he will find that place. Two separate staple emergencies later, I have become cautious. I guess I could always just nail a plank to the wall like someone else mentioned. Thanks!! I love this board.
                        i attached plywood to a few of the panels with U brackets. to keep the horses from wall outlets they could also be used to surround the stall so a horse doesnt get stuck in a panel.


                        • #13
                          Well, I don't know if I'd call what we have "round pen panels" but they are pipe panels. I would hate to maneuver them around to make a round pen. Our horses really do appreciate the openness, and I like the air circulation. They aren't as easy to manipulate as I'd like, not for me anyway, because they ARE so heavy. But more flexible than solid wood stalls, definitely!

                          We do usually put some sort of boundary down when we use them for foals, though we have also had a foal "visit next door" by lying down next to a panel and getting up on the other side. So far, knock wood, no harm has been done. We have had success using deer fencing attached with zip ties when we do want to make a boundary.

                          The one interesting thing I've found is that our horses need to "learn" to go into solid-sided stalls. I have taken horses to clinics or sent them out for training, and they can't understand why they have been left in a box. They need to learn it -- I wish I had at least one solid-sided stall at home to train them with. Some of the youngsters who have never known anything BUT the pipe panels are really upset in a normal stall, including one colic at a clinic that I think was sheer stress.
                          Last edited by JoZ; Feb. 28, 2009, 11:03 PM. Reason: clarity
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                          • #14
                            You might want to put a solid partition near where the horse EATS, to avoid bullying, anxiety, not eating, and oter colic-causing experiences.


                            • #15
                              All the stalls in my barn are made from pipe panels. I lined the panels with 3/4 in plywood so the walls are a solid 4 from the bottom. My horses do kick occaisionally and the plywood breaks down sometimes, I just replace the sheet. I use heavy duty zip ties to attach the plywood to the panels. The stalls are 3 sided with the panels being attached to each other and the poles that the barn is made from. Works good for me and relatively easy to reconfigure when necessary.



                              • #16
                                anyone have pictures??


                                • #17
                                  one of my close friends here in KS has a barn that does just this. She used cattle panels as the dividers between stall walls. all the horses that have been stabled there have loved them because of the air flow and freedom they allow. I have kept my horse in their barn overnight and i have to say she was sorry to come home

                                  i would highly recommend them!
                                  Kansas girl trying her hand at Area 8


                                  • #18
                                    I split a 12x12 stall in half with a panel. Storage on one side, my mini on the other. I hang the big horse blankets on the panel to air out and keep Mocha from sticking her head through the panel. Works great except it's a pain to get into the storage area. Quite often I'll use panels to set up a "stall" outside so an injured horse on stall rest can be near the other horses and not cooped up by himself in the barn.
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                                    • #19
                                      My girls (3 OTTBs and an APHA) spent over six months in temporary stalling made from round-pen panels while their new barn was being built. All told, there were 24 horses stalled in a metal barn open at both ends (since it was summer).

                                      The BO was careful about who lived next to whom. No one got hurt, and I think they liked all the openess of the set-up and being able to see their buddies.

                                      Here's a pic:

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                                      • #20

                                        Check this out at the bottom of the page. I've been thinking about going there, but was nervous about the stalls. They're more common than I thought.
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