Horse Barn Improvements Part 4: Stalls are Complete


More than 2 years in the making but now the horse stalls are finally finished! It’s been so awesome to see my drawing and vision come to life. My fireman has definitely done a great job building these for me and putting up with all the changes I’ve wanted as he’s been making them.
Just as a reminder, here is a before pic:

Horse Stalls Before

Horse Stalls Before

And here is how the stalls look now:

arched stall doors custom stall doors

The one thing that I love about the stalls is the actual stall door lock. I love how easy it makes opening and closing the doors. To open the stall door, you just flip the latch up and slide the door. To close it, you simple slide the door all the way shut until the latch flips down.

stall door


Here’s a video from the manufacturer on it.


The only thing missing now is blanket bars. I haven’t decided if I want to get bars that fold down when not used or fancy metal bars but I’ll make a decision on that soon since I’ll be using blankets again soon.

If you’re interested in seeing the progression of the custom stalls we built, here are the previous posts on it:

Gutting the Barn
Building the frame and arched dividers
Custom Arched Stall Fronts

I’ve been thinking about putting a how to guide together on building the stalls but didn’t want to do that if there is no interest for it. My thoughts on it would be to share the material list, where to purchase the hardware and how to actually build the stalls. If you would be interested in this guide let me know in the comments below. If there is enough interest, then I’ll definitely put something together. 


UPDATE: The Step by Step guide to building these stalls is now available! So if you’re ready to start your very own project, click here to see the booklet options.

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    October 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    At first glance I totally thought you’d painted your logo on the doors! They look great! I’ve been working on removing a wall in my barn that was previously used to separate the hay storage from the riding area to make the riding area bigger. 🙂 Now I just need footing!
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    October 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    The stalls look great! Spoiled ponies are probably loving their new and improved stalls. Or maybe they are wondering how to get out those now lol.
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    January 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Where did you purchase the railing stock ?

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    March 24, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I am getting ready to build our barn, and loved how you made your stalls !!! They are beautiful !! Could you tell me what the dimensions are , are 12 wide or 10 wide ? They look like to me like they are a great size so i am curious to know the dimensions!! Thanks !!

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    Barn Improvements Part 2: Custom Arched Horse Stalls
    March 24, 2016 at 9:47 am

    […] The next thing we’re going to work on is framing in the windows and building new window doors. After that we’ll build the stall doors and finish the front of the stalls so we can install the tracks for the doors to slide on. UPDATE: The barn is now finished and I’ve posted pictures on the finished stall fronts and stall doors! […]

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    November 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love the idea of using the deck railing! How has the railing stock held up? I have seen these fail on porches and would like to know your experience using it in your stalls. Thanks!

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      NC Cowgirl
      January 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      These have held up great for us. The only problem we’ve had is not drilling the holes deep enough so that the horses couldn’t easily knock them loose. Besides that they are working out perfect.

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    Laura James
    September 21, 2019 at 5:20 am

    What length were the balusters? Lowes doesn’t use the product code included on your material list any more.

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      NC Cowgirl
      October 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      I’m not sure what length they were but I want to say 4 foot…maybe.

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