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Horse stable layout-horse handling equipment

Horse stable layout-horse handling equipment

2020-07-13



In this article, as one of livestock equipment manufacturers, Desing factory is talking about layout of horse stable construction, more info about horse stable, welcome to contact Desing onlne.


As one of horse equipments,  well-designed horse stable protects horse from bad weather, keeps horse dry, and ensures fresh air and plenty of light to prevent damage to horse.


Horse stables need enough space to ensure the comfort and health of horses, so as work efficiency, storage of goods, convenient work of horse caregiver, personal safety and work fun. In fact, horses can be successfully farmed in a simple horse shelter.


Horse stables are a common feature of a horse's home and have nothing to do with horses spending most of their time in horse stable or just some of their time there.

Pros and cons of  horse shelter


(1) Horse stables pros:


L Horse shelter for horse care and management.

L Close observation of horse and personal care of horse in limited space.

L Better adjust horse's food intake through a clear training or activity plan.

L Serves as a shelter to keep horses in good condition after shearing for winter work and performances.

L Horse stable keeps the horses clean and safer than a wet, muddy pasture.


(2) Horse stables cons:

Horse stable requires more physical effort and attention, such as clearing stable stalls, laying stable stalls, feeding stalls many times a day, watering and moving horses.


Poor care and training can lead to poor health or "barn fever".

Horse stables are much more expensive to build and maintain than ranching.

If horse stables are not well designed or managed, they can be very detrimental to the health of horses. For example, excessive moisture, high ammonia content, horse tension, construction hazards, etc.




  • Horse stable layout:

  • According to location of horse stables and the passage, there are generally three designs in the plan of horse stables: single row, double row or island design.

  • If the local climate is mild, single-row horse stables are common and the outside aisle is a comfortable working environment for carers.

  • Single-row horse stables are also used when horses spend most of their time outdoors and have free access to horse stables.

  • In the United States, double horse barns are often used as foster care for private horses and racing facilities, and enclosed walkways are important for horse care.

  • The island design is used for intensive training, such as racing at speed, and the "circular walkway" around horse stable is designed to cool the horse as quickly as possible or to train horse.


(1) Structure of single-row horse stable

A single-row horse house is a one-story horse stable with stables standing side by side.

L Horses have direct access to the outdoor air and can see the outdoor activities from the front or back of horse stable.

L Stable door leads to a stable yard, private or public pasture.

L Work aisles are eaves sheltered or enclosed.


Compared with the other two designs, the single-row stable is beautifully constructed and minimizes the enclosed space.

Horses are closer to the natural environment, and every horse can have a satisfactory stable.

Unless horse stables are partially enclosed, they are not designed to protect horse wardens from the weather.


(2) The structure of double-row horse stable (aisle between two rows of horse stables)

L Stables side by side, two rows facing each other, with a wide aisle in the middle

L The role of the corridor: fixed horse, brush horse, prepare horse, let horse cool down;

L  Horses may be left in the aisle when horse stable is cleared


The design of the aisle in the middle of horse stable allows one aisle to serve two rows of horse stables, making full use of the interior space.

This design protects horse from the external environment. And the design of this horse stable allows a door on each side of horse stable for easy access.


(3) Design of island stable

Two rows of horse stables back to back, surrounded by the surrounding aisles

All horse stable doors lead to the passage around horse stable

Another island design is to add a passage between the two rows of horse stables, with the door leading to the middle passage


In the island design, horse can be fixed in the aisle for cooling. Dust removal is important if horse barn ceiling is high enough to allow horses to move around. Usually, horse barn is designed with no sunlight reaching horse stable.

Compared to the other two designs, it has the largest average floor space per horse, so it is an inefficient design unless extra aisles are often used.



Of course, other horse shelter stable and aisle designs can also be successful.

In particular, the design of horse stable and passageways of other buildings after reconstruction has strong variability. In general, straight and wide aisles provide a safe and effective environment for staff to manage horses, bedding, feeding and stabling.

Horse stables have direct access to the outside, and horses can see what is going on inside and outside, so as not to bore them. The main function of a good stable design is to provide a comfortable living environment for horses through continuous improvement. Of course, in addition to comfort, the most important is practical.


Stables, whether large or small, private or commercial, should be well designed, robust and attractive. Its most basic function is to protect horses in bad weather, keep horse stable air fresh and dry all year round, and prevent horses from being hurt.

Whether for personal or commercial use, stables should be convenient and practical. Consider the safety features of horse stable, use as few pointed bulges as possible, eliminate fire hazards, and make the material strong enough not to harm horse.

There should be enough room for  horse door, stable door and passage. Set aside a special and adequate space for the tools, saddles and equipment associated with  horse. Additional space is required for bedding, hay and manure.

Some horse stables were designed to allow horses to go to pasture or riding grounds on their own, but horses with separate stalls and mares with foals must be kept separately.


The structure chosen depends on the size of horse farm, the local weather, the money available, and the owner's personal preference. Of course, the overall attractiveness and good maintenance of horse management facility should also be considered.

The construction of horse hourse should make full use of the original building conditions, and arrange manpower for horse breeding, sanitation and facility maintenance economically.







                                                                           

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