Horse Stables 101 – 10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

Have you ever wanted to design and plan out a breathtaking horse stable? Would you rather opt for a more practical, no-hassle approach with touches of charm or go all out with a complex idea? Let’s take a glimpse at some of the most intriguing designs and the materials used in them to help build on some ideas you may have.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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Check out this marvelous red brick-styled stable and the way they’ve combined it with metal bars. The combination of the metal bars, wide doors and stone corridor give it a finished and trim look. One of the key statements in this design is the round brick corner, making it look extra sharp.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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These box stalls with dark wooden slats, light colored metal, wide gates and curved steel bars really show each horse off. Paired with walls allowing maximum light into the building and light colored stone floor gives these stables a bright, open and clean look.

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Here is another example of a brick theme, only the bricks appear more as stones. The glass roof goes excellent with the french-style rafters and lamps. One way you can easily achieve the stone look without cementing bricks together is to adhere a veneer either imitative of rock or real rock over any flat surface. There are many and they come in thousands of variations.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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This circular barn allows for a clear view of all your horses at once. Imagine walking into your barn with everyone facing directly towards you, greeting you happily during chore time. That would put a smile on anyone’s face.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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So here is a steel-sided horse stable that is also joined with a steel roof. These are usually really durable materials that would last a very long time while providing excellent shelter for your horses. These are available in steel kits covering various designs and are very easy to assemble.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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These square-slatted windows in the side of the stalls are unique looking features on the sides of the stall. The gates are also similarly made with slats allowing the horse’s neck through.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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For those of you who have miniature ponies, these cute little box stalls provide the perfect height and charm. It is short enough for you to see the ponies whereas a full sized horse’s stall you would not. Imagine seeing all those fluffy little guys whiny at you coming into the stables.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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For the time-conscious type, this makes daily feeding easy. Just toss the hay in the alley and it allows your horses to eat without a hassle. It would keep their stalls clean and is easy to sweep off the floor after they’re done. These type of galvanized steel pipes would work well in this design.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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With all metal mesh, this box stall allows a full view of the horse and provides a safe environment. It also prevents the wood-gnawing behavior of horses, which may destroy wood in a traditional no-bar approach.

Horse Stables 101   10 Skillfully Designed Stable Ideas

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This setup is perfect for sheltering 1 or 2 different horses in one small building. It also features a small tack room to store all of your supplies. Take up less space with your barn and have more room for pasture.