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    Does anyone know who makes/sells stalls with corner locker/cabinets? I'm trying to link a photo below.
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    https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.A...EwHaJz&pid=Api

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    Ooh, no clue (sorry), but what a great idea for a boarding barn!

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    • #3
      https://mdbarnmaster.com/portfolio_c.../tack-lockers/

      There may be others. I definitely prefer the ones that open into the aisle, rather than the ones that open into the stall.
      "So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit." Crash Davis; Bull Durham

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      • #4
        We have wooden ones built into the stalls. Extremely convenient since tack rooms are in the loft. Just never keep anything remotely hazardous like flavored Bute or grain because the horse *will* get in from time to time and *will* pull everything out and *will* smash the plastic cookie jar you keep the treats in.

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        • #5
          thanks for the photo I was envisioning my mare having her own bar setup in corner of her stall

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
            because the horse *will* get in from time to time and *will* pull everything out and *will* smash the plastic cookie jar you keep the treats in.

            That is precisely why I would prefer the opening being to the barn aisle, rather than into the stall. I know my horse would spend all his free time planning a break in. And he would probably pee on all his stuff after pulling it out of the cabinet, too!

            "So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit." Crash Davis; Bull Durham

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            • #7
              Here are two pictures of MDBarnmaster tack lockers, one inside a stall, one accessed on the outside.
              A few years ago, when I asked, they recommended those best for 16' stalls, but they can make it fit any size:




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              • #8
                I boarded at a barn with the MD Barns ones and liked them. They were on 12x12 stalls and it worked fine and I never felt the stalls were made too small by having lost that corner (but the horses also had attached paddocks so that helped too). Another barn I was at basically copied the idea and had them built by whoever was doing all the stall fronts/dividers, and those were ok too, so it can be done.

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                  #9
                  Thanks guys.

                  Bluey, did you get a price quote on them? I'd like to get an idea of what they might cost, but I'm guessing I could get a handy person to build them cheaper than getting them shipped. I'm not handy at all though so I like the idea of a kit.

                  I'm in the planning stage of putting horse stalls in one end of my indoor arena. I want to keep the stall front area completely clear of clutter, and I figured these cabinets would be a good way to do that. I think though that I might actually draw up a plan that has a triangle shaped cabinet between 2 stalls. I don't have boarders so that isn't an issue. But, it would mean I couldn't use pre-fab stall panels which was my original plan so they could be removed later if I want.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                    Thanks guys.

                    Bluey, did you get a price quote on them? I'd like to get an idea of what they might cost, but I'm guessing I could get a handy person to build them cheaper than getting them shipped. I'm not handy at all though so I like the idea of a kit.

                    I'm in the planning stage of putting horse stalls in one end of my indoor arena. I want to keep the stall front area completely clear of clutter, and I figured these cabinets would be a good way to do that. I think though that I might actually draw up a plan that has a triangle shaped cabinet between 2 stalls. I don't have boarders so that isn't an issue. But, it would mean I couldn't use pre-fab stall panels which was my original plan so they could be removed later if I want.
                    Those MDBarn ones are portable, you can change them at will.
                    The quote we had was for all, so can't say how that would break down for a front with that feature.

                    You could call them, but yes, any such are very expensive.
                    Then, if you want turnkey, you have to pay for that.
                    If you have time to make them and/or wait on local manufacturers, that works fine also and is cheaper.

                    Don't know where you are, but around Dallas, many bigger training operations are using Neubauer stalls and they really like them and are, they say, very reasonably priced.
                    Look around your area, you may have someone that already makes them?

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                    • #11
                      I looked at a boarding barn that had them in standard 12x12 stalls. I was surprised at how much smaller they made the stalls feel. I don't know that I think it's a better design than a stand alone tack locker/trunk sitting right outside the stall (and therefore not carving space out of it) or using space between two stalls (as you propose).
                      ~Veronica
                      "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                      http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                        I agree a tack locker outside the stall would be easier, but since I'm installing these in the end of my indoor riding arena, I need the front to be completely clear of protrusions in order to take up the least amount of space possible. I'm looking at all options to maximize storage space while minimizing the footprint. I think between building the recessed tack storage into the stalls and putting a loft overhead, I can get all the storage I need while keeping the footprint of the stalls/tack area streamlined.

                        For years I have managed with a 3 stall shedrow style barn with a 12' overhang. It's fine, except in the worst weather (wind, rain, snow). And frankly, I really only put my horses up in the worst weather. Now that I'm older, I'm over holding my horses under the overhang in 30mph winds for the farrier, or having to shovel drifted snow away from the doors, or getting soaked by sideways rain. A barn attached to the indoor was the eventual plan, and may still be what we do in the future. But I've been doing a lot of thinking about when and how I use my stalls, and the stalls in the end of the indoor are starting to make a lot of sense both practically and financially. My horses live out 24/7 in pastures with run in sheds, and only get put in stalls for the vet/farrier or very inclement weather. I already have areas in the indoor set up where I tie my horses and tack them up (I keep tack in there because it's more protected and climate controlled than the shedrow barn).

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                        • #13
                          With that setup I’d just put in one extra stall and use that for storage. More versatile and resaleable
                          ~Veronica
                          "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                          http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                          • #14
                            No input other than that is a neat idea!! We have a tack room with lockers, and when there are a couple of boarders in there at a time, getting our stuff in and out can be a pain.
                            RH Queen O Anywhere "Sydney"
                            2009 Sugarbush Draft mare
                            Western Dressage
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                            • #15
                              Not sure if OP has checked out the downside to stalls inside an indoor arena or facing/opening into the indoor arena? Around here it is a big "not acceptable" feature when boarding or building a barn. No one around here builds stalls inside an indoor arena these days.

                              The dust created by riding, using the arena, hanging or blowing thru the air, causes respiratory problems including heaves. Horses never escape that dust, which can contain all sorts of molds, manure, to get breathed in, coat the lungs. A lot of horses had careers end after stabling in stalls opening on the indoor arena. Can't perform if horse can't breathe.

                              OP may want to rethink her stall location, put them anyplace except the indoor arena. A lean-to on the outside of arena could house stalls, prevent that dirty air getting into stalled horses lungs.

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                              • #16
                                A barn I rode at years and years ago had low lockers built into the front right corner of some of the stalls. Door access on the aisle side and, while the locker did slice diagonally across the corner of the stall on the inside, the stalls comfortably accommodated "full size equines." -- For example, my 16H mare and the big warmblood next door.

                                The top of the locker served as the feed bin -- it was finished with perhaps a 2" or 3" metal lip. The lockers had built in saddle racks, too. It was an awesome feature. Though some grain could trickle its way in, of course.

                                I second the comments about stalls in an indoor. I've known one barn that had them but didn't use them because of the respiratory risks. I've also known a barn that built an aisle along the outside wall of the indoor as goodhors mentions above.

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                                • #17
                                  I also don't like them in an indoor, but it sounds like they will not be in them much, especially not when someone is riding. Look at the dimensions you have to work with. Can you add a storage area at one or both ends? If you only need one storage area, creating an extra stall-like section would likely work better than going custom with premade lockers.

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                                  • #18
                                    Here are three more kinds of storage by stalls.

                                    First one, a row of lockers right at the end of the row of stalls.
                                    Second, a row of lockers in front of stalls.
                                    Third, a pull type locker between every two stalls.
                                    This one for blankets, but could be made wider for saddles also:

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                                    • #19
                                      I like this locker idea and would consider them even in a private barn. One could have each horse's feed, supplements, blankets etc in the individual lockers.

                                      And to counter the loss of stall space, I would opt for 12x14 stalls or thereabouts.

                                      Someday... I will get out of this northerly wind and build another facility. These are bookmarked.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                        Here are three more kinds of storage by stalls.

                                        First one, a row of lockers right at the end of the row of stalls.
                                        Second, a row of lockers in front of stalls.
                                        Third, a pull type locker between every two stalls.
                                        This one for blankets, but could be made wider for saddles also:
                                        These are super super neat. I'd still just do an extra stall in OP's situation. An extra stall can be storage space or a stall or a tack stall or or or. Those lockers will only ever be lockers. I think they're awesome for a boarding situation but OP is the only user of her facility. I think she'll find one BIG storage area far trumps a bunch of small ones when there's just one person using the storage.
                                        ~Veronica
                                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                                        http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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