• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Standing stalls

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Standing stalls

    For a horse who trailers well and ties well, would it be very difficult for them to adjust to staying in a standing stall once-in-a-blue-moon overnight? My barn has 3 standing stalls which I would like to take down and replace with 2 box stalls, but I wonder if I could "get by" for now as it is, since they will be living outside anyways.
    Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**

  • #2
    There should be no problem at all - hundreds of horses live in staning stalls all their lives with no problem.
    Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

    Member: Incredible Invisbles


    • #3
      In Europe, many riding centers had rows of standing stalls for their school horses.
      Some were fancy with partitions, some had only a log hung up between horses and horses would lay down fine to rest, tied to the mangers.
      Very important to have horses that get along with standing stalls, don't want them to be fussing and maybe getting injured.

      At times, we moved a school horse to a box stall when we had one open and the horse, if left to choose, would run out of the stall and stand by his standing stall, that was his real "home".

      Above all, most horses seem to be creatures of habits and if you train one to certain (sensible) patterns of management, that is what that horse will be happiest with.

      Always be sure your horse is comfortable with what you do and if so, all will be fine, standing stall or whatever way you want to manage.


      • #4
        my now-retiree once lived in a straight stall when he was on the hack string many many many moons ago. He loved his cozy stall, as did the other hacks. None of the horses were tied, they walked in and had a row of windows to hang their heads out the other side. Feed pan and water bucket were hung by the "window", solid plywood walls between horses, but they could touch noses (aka play halter tag). Butt chains kept them from backing out. Everyone knew which stalls had mares in them and never made the mistake of loafing by their stalls else you ran the risk of getting peed on.

        Many horses were able to lay down and get back up in the straight stall too, they would slide up and down the wall. My gelding used to do this, but he bears the evidence in the form of a capped hock from repeatedly hitting the wall and sliding down, and a permanent shoe boil on the point of his elbow from his front leg being folded underneath him.

        The only thing I really hated about the straight stall is that my gelding would laydown in his own pee (barn did not use much shavings back then). In the winter, his wooly mammoth belly would be shaggy with sticky, stinky, frozen pee-cicles, manure bits and shavings. He would end up getting irritated skin even in his girth area, and I would go through a lot of dry shampoo in the winter months.

        Be sure none of your horses are small enough to attempt trying to turnaround in the stall. One pony did years ago and got stuck, fortunately someone was on hand and was quickly and easily able to remove the wall partition.
        Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


        • #5
          A lot of horses like standing stalls. We used to have a few at the end of our barn, which the horses pretty much had access to 24/7 when turned out, as they could walk into the aisle down there.

          I had a little arab gelding who had a buddy.. a big fat appy appropriately named Bubbles (that fat

          they used to squeeze into one together, packed as tight as ticks. Was funny as all get out, especially when I needed one of them out.

          Boarders used to get a kick out of watching me pull on their tails for all I was worth, trying to get one of them to back out of the darn thing so I could halter one and go ride.
          Originally posted by ExJumper
          Sometimes I'm thrown off, sometimes I'm bucked off, sometimes I simply fall off, and sometimes I go down with the ship. All of these are valid ways to part company with your horse.


          • #6
            My OTTB (17+h) whom I know had never seen a standing stall in his life (the closest thing was the saddling paddock or a trailer), spent 2 nights in a standing stall in unfamilliar surroundings (with bear roaming nearby). I was a bit worried when I heard that the campground that only offered standing stalls but he was quite happy for the 2 nights.

            This is a guy that LOVES his naps and takes his nap schedule quite seriously. He has certain times and depending on the season he has certain places in the pasture. He would be the first eaten by the predator if he were ever turned out in open country. Whenever we are away for the night and he is in a box stall, he will lay down and sleep between 3-5am no matter what is going on around him.

            He will stand for hours happily in the trailer but not tied to the outside and I would not hesitate to put him in a standing stall (or even the trailer if there were no other safe accomodations) for 2-3 nights in a row.
            Mighty Thoroughbred Clique - has a Facebook Page!!!http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mig...80739235378806


            • #7
              I would make box stalls and do not recommend standing stalls. Horses are large animals and they need to move and lay down..years ago they were common now thru education we know they do not benefit from them. I knew a barn that had them and saw horses get hurt.
              A barn I massage at has 2 horses from being in standing stalls are now afraid to lay down and have narcolepsy.
              I understand sometimes options are limited too..
              Just my 2 cents
              Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakend. ~Anatole France~