Size Matters

What size stable does your horse need and how big should your hay store be?
Size Matters

What Size Stable Does Your Horse Need?

Size is a big consideration when looking at Stables, Field Shelters or Storage Units for your horses; will you have enough space for your horses and all their belongings?

When looking at Stables it is important to consider the horses that will be using them, height, length, overall build, mobility and health are all factors that will play a part in deciding what size Stables to go for. In general the BHS suggest a minimum size of 12' x 12' for horses up to 16.2hh and 14' x 12' as a minimum for larger horses, ponies can have a slightly smaller space around 10' x 12'. Of course if you have a heavier horse i.e Shire, Clydesdale or a Native Pony he will likely need a larger Stable to allow free movement and space to lie down and roll without injury.

We offer a range of Stable sizes ranging from the standard 12' x 12' up to a whopping 18' x 12' (or larger if needed) so we can cater for any horse's needs. Stables can be mixed and matched to allow you to design a yard that is suitable for all your horses and their different requirements. Another consideration when looking at designing a yard is how much storage space you will need. Horses come with a lot of 'stuff' and having a practical, dry and secure location to store all these belongs in is imperative.

Hay, feed and bedding are often together in a Hay Barn, depending on the number of horses and if you bulk buy, the size of this Hay Barn will vary. As an idea we would suggest that for 3 Stables an 18' x 12' Hay Barn with double doors is suitable.Tack, rugs and grooming equipment also need to be stored, often more securely than feed or hay. Our Tack Rooms come in various sizes, from a simple 6' x 12' single unit up to large multi-functional rooms. The Chester Range Tack Rooms are lined internally as standard with 12mm Ply to eaves and apex for added protection and ease of hanging items off the walls. These also feature 1 x 36" wide framed, ledged and braced Tack Room door that is inward opening, fully furnished to include a five levered mortice lock. The Clipper and Chart Range Tack Rooms can be lined as an optional extra.For more information on our Stable ranges, please contact the Sales Team today on 01233 611123

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