So you saw that we tore down the horse stalls that were in the barn when we bought it because they just weren’t safe for my horses.
Well I did a ton of research on horse stalls and tried to figure out what style of stall I wanted. I knew I didn’t want my stall fronts to have bars and seem confining but I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted them to look. While searching the internet for stall kits I found lots of companies that offered great products but none had exactly what I wanted and to have them custom make what I wanted was going to cost a fortune.
Luckily, Tory has been in construction his whole life and was confident he could build me what I wanted; I just had to draw it out. So that’s exactly what I did. I drew out the horse stalls I had been picturing in my mind, which consisted of open stall fronts with arches, arched stall divider walls with bars and arched sliding stall doors with bars.
I choose to have open stall fronts because I don’t like stalls that are very confining and don’t allow the horses to see each other. I like stalls that are open and allow the horses to see each other but not touch.
So here’s pictures of the stalls being built. 🙂
The stalls walls are made from regular wood boards and then we covered the ends and tops with metal so the horses couldn’t chew on the boards. The stall dividers were also made with wood boards then holes were drilled into the board and we installed metal pickets used for backyard fences. The tops of the dividers are larger wood boards that Tory cut the arch shape into.
The next thing we’re going to work on is framing in the windows and building new window doors. After that we’ll build the stall doors and finish the front of the stalls so we can install the tracks for the doors to slide on.
UPDATE: The barn is now finished and I’ve posted pictures on the finished stall fronts and stall doors!
UPDATE#2: The Step by Step guide to building these stalls is now available! So if you’re ready to start your very own project, click here to see the booklet options.
Have you ever built your own custom stalls? What did they look like?