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    Default building your own stable

    whats the cheapest way? blocks or wood? my partner is in the building trade so could possibly get stuff cheap.. how big should it be, its for a 12,3hh pony...i was thinking 12x12....what sort of floor. i was thinking just leave it as solid ground...

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    Default Re: building your own stable

    Firstly, I'm pretty sure permanent structures need planning permission, do you have this?
    12x12 is a good height, personally I prefer a little larger and make sure there is plenty of height clearance in case he rears etc, plus this makes it more inviting.
    What do you mean by 'solid ground'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Cadence- View Post
    Firstly, I'm pretty sure permanent structures need planning permission, do you have this?
    12x12 is a good height, personally I prefer a little larger and make sure there is plenty of height clearance in case he rears etc, plus this makes it more inviting.
    What do you mean by 'solid ground'?
    12x12 square, would be much higher... solid ground, it will either be build in field.. so would be a selter come stable if needed...

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    Default Re: building your own stable

    solid ground - you mean you will not be putting a concrete hardstanding down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wench View Post
    solid ground - you mean you will not be putting a concrete hardstanding down?
    no had a rethink, will have to be concrete..will be in the field, if i was to put it where the old carrage house was then it would of been a cobbled floor...

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    Default Re: building your own stable

    Looking where you are - I would check if there are any particular type of building they wont let you put up if you are in a nice pretty spot.

    Brick work is the best for stables, block work second, and wood last - depends what you can afford.

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    Default Re: building your own stable

    If I had the choice I would definately build 2 or 3 wooden stables (warmer) with a very slight sloping concrete floor & tack room all kitted out with wc and kitchen area. Stables would be at least 12 x 12 or 12 x 14 and make sure its built facing away from the prevailing wind. Would have concrete apron with post & rail fence around with 5-bar gate leading out to paddocks.....I can dream can't I? Arrrrh I wish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debsey1 View Post
    If I had the choice I would definately build 2 or 3 wooden stables (warmer) with a very slight sloping concrete floor & tack room all kitted out with wc and kitchen area. Stables would be at least 12 x 12 or 12 x 14 and make sure its built facing away from the prevailing wind. Would have concrete apron with post & rail fence around with 5-bar gate leading out to paddocks.....I can dream can't I? Arrrrh I wish!

    lol... sounds lovely, but only want one, i only have the 1 pony...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tango'smum View Post
    lol... sounds lovely, but only want one, i only have the 1 pony...
    I currently have 2 Fuzzys.

    However, I have 5 stables & a hay store (double stable width & depth) as I used to have a lot more horses/ponies.
    From last summer I use mine as follows:
    2 boxes are used for day to day tieing up for grooming, rug changing, feeding in etc.
    1 box is used for winter stabling if weather really bad as I have heavy duty rubber matting in it & its more snug in the cold weather.
    1 box is used for storage of spare fence posts & rails, used for hanging rugs & keeping creosote,fencing & hedging tools in.
    1 box is used by hubbie for his storage.
    Hay store is filled during summer with up to 200 bales, empties out over winter as I sell up to 50 & use the rest myself.

    I used to reckon on each animal having a stable & requiring the same size again for its year round hay storage too.

    See - you can fill as many as you can put up
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    Default Re: building your own stable

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fuzzy Furry View Post
    I currently have 2 Fuzzys.

    However, I have 5 stables & a hay store (double stable width & depth) as I used to have a lot more horses/ponies.
    From last summer I use mine as follows:
    2 boxes are used for day to day tieing up for grooming, rug changing, feeding in etc.
    1 box is used for winter stabling if weather really bad as I have heavy duty rubber matting in it & its more snug in the cold weather.
    1 box is used for storage of spare fence posts & rails, used for hanging rugs & keeping creosote,fencing & hedging tools in.
    1 box is used by hubbie for his storage.
    Hay store is filled during summer with up to 200 bales, empties out over winter as I sell up to 50 & use the rest myself.

    I used to reckon on each animal having a stable & requiring the same size again for its year round hay storage too.

    See - you can fill as many as you can put up
    he would fill the spare one with motor bikes lol...will order the hay to be delivered the day its built..so he can't..lol

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