DIY Portable Stall Fronts and Mats
- June 10, 2020
- Lynn Kohr
Picture this, 2000 miles from home. Your FAVORITE rodeo horse is lathered, pacing, dehydrated, NOT going to give up the panic. He is in a stall where he cannot see out, it is 100 degrees and 100% humidity. These are tough conditions for a positive outcome. Here is what we came up with!
Hang these homemade stall fronts. Horses relax when they can stick their heads out and see their buddies, plus they can’t get hurt on these soft rubber mats.
Menards,Home Depot, or any other household supply store has rubber anti-fatigue mats. Prices range from $14-$18 per mat and one mat per stall works or a person could even make three stall fronts out of one 3×3 mat.
The added bonus to these mats is that they are easy to store while hauling. You take off the straps and put them down for the horses to travel on in the trailer, then grab them when you get to your stalls. When you get ready to leave, take your stall front down and throw them on the trailer floor and head home. These anti-fatigue mats are also cheap effective mats for concrete stalls if you find yourself in that situation on your next trip!
About Lynn Kohr
I am a barrel and pole horse trainer, giving springtime barrel racing and pole bending clinics and workshops, competing in barrel racing and pole bending futurities while marketing our horses for sale. I am a Mom of 3: Sage, Cedar, and Stratton. And wife of...