Buying Free Standing Horse Stalls or Building
If you are planning to construct a horse stable, you are probably wondering
if you should build your own horse stalls or purchase and install free standing
stall kits. What's best you ask? Short answer is - it depends.
It really comes down to the type of building you are constructing and if you
want to deal with the hassle of locating and ordering different stall parts,
such as grills, stall doors, sliding door hardware, kickboard and partition
materials, etc. If you have a good local source for all of these materials
and don't mind little extra work, by all means, go ahead and build
your own stalls - you'll save money (in most cases).
Built Horse Stalls:
Most barn builders like to built their own horse stalls, especially in barns
that already have interior support posts installed. All you need to do in
order to built stalls in such barn is to purchase enough of 2x8 or 2x6 T&G
boards, install extra door posts and then attach boards to posts creating stall
fronts and partitions. After all boards are nailed in place, you'll need to
install grills, hang the sliding doors and you are done!
New Construction - In center aisle barns with interior loft
or roof support posts (posts must be properly spaced to accommodate needed stall size).
Remodeling - In barns with existing interior posts.
Free Standing Stall Kits:
Free standing horse stalls are mostly used in new or existing buildings that
do not have any interior framing or supporting posts. Complete stall kit
usually consists of posts and pre-built panels (stall front with sliding door,
partition panels and rear panel). You, however, will need to determine
which panels and how many panels are needed when placing order. During
assembly, all panels are connected with pins or some other means and
attached to concrete floor.
New Construction - In open buildings that do not have any
Remodeling - Stall fronts and partitions can be ordered
to fit between existing posts.
Indoor Arenas - Maybe used to add stalls on inside of indoor
Did you know that Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is well known for having
numerous small and mid-size Amish-owned welding and fabricating shops that
specialize in custom-built horse stall equipment?
At most of these shops, you'll not only find different styles of horse
stall kits for sale, but also different kind of stall doors, grills and many
other horse stall parts and accessories.
This means that you are not only limited to purchasing your stalls & accessories
from national suppliers and dealers, but can
now order direct from the actual manufacturer here in PA.
If you are interested and would like to get contact information for some
of these Amish manufacturers, please request via email.