Designing a living space for your horse is an important aspect in your overall horse barn design. In addition to square footage, doors, windows and ventilation are critical design elements that impact the health and happiness of your horse.
Choosing a custom barn builder allows you to build stalls that suite the needs of both you and your horse.
Horse Stall Design Tips
- 12’ x 12’ is a standard stall, allowing enough room for your horse to turn without hitting walls or the door. Large breed horses may require more space.
- Higher ceilings offer greater ventilation and reduce the risk of your horse hitting its head.
- Windows are important for natural light and airflow. A window yoke with exterior shutters or a Dutch door leading to the barnyard provide your horse with the proper exposure to fresh air without allowing them to chew on exterior siding.
- Side and front grills allow your horse to socialize with neighboring horses, while also adding a classic design to your stall. If socialization is not desired, we recommend a drop-in divider.
- Design stalls with noise reducing techniques to keep horses quiet and calm, especially at mealtime.