Barn Safety | By: American Stalls | Date on: 10/4/2021

December is weeks away which means that many competitive riders are already getting ready for the Winter season in Florida. The 2022 Winter Season in Florida brings many of the nation’s top competitors to Ocala and Wellington. When it comes to competition, we all know that the value of high performance.

In this article, we’d like to share four products that will add safety and comfort to your horse barn. These 4 products will ensure your horses are well-rested and comfortable – leading to high performance. We have divided these 4 products among

Increase Comfort & Recovery Times

Each of our recommendations revolves around the horse’s comfort, safety, and happiness. Our first recommendation is our Stall Mattress System. This is a wall-to-wall waterproof stall mat system. It includes three core materials – a mattress pad, rubber crumb, and a rubber top cover for the horse stall.

While we recommend our stall mattress system for any horse, it is particularly recommended for horses that regularly show at horse shows.

The StableComfort stall mat system provides unsurpassed comfort through a resilient stall surface which simulates natural turf. While your horse stands, this stall flooring system provides a supportive, even surface. While lying down the StableComfort stall mattress decreases the timeline of injury rehabilitation and aids in loosening stiff joints.

Our stall mattress systems are in-stock and ready to ship to ensure they are ready for the Winter Season in Wellington and Ocala. Contact our team for any custom sizing requests as well.

Add Ventilation to Your Horse Barn

Whether you are in South Florida or in the Great Lakes, ventilation is crucial in any horse barn. While you prepare for the winter season, below are two products that work in tandem to ensure your barn has plentiful airflow.

Our second recommendation are our PureCOOL Stall Fans – available in 12″, 18″, and 24″ sizes. Although there are many stall fans on the market, we always strong recommend our PureCool Fans. Proudly made in the USA, our fans feature a deep guard design that helps push an incredible amount of air – compared to a traditional disk fan or box fan.

Our fans also include fully enclosed motors to ensure utmost fire safety for your horse barn. Available in multiple sizes, these Pure Cool Stall Fans are a great way to reduce heat stress, control insects, and decrease condensation in your barn.

Our third recommendation is to add our Stall Gates to your barn. These stall gates feature either a European yoke top or a flat grilled top. They also feature mesh on the gate bottom. This mesh has multiple benefits including:

  1. Increases ventilation in your barn
  2. Allows horse trainers and riders to maintain clear sight line into the horse stall
  3. Helps with odor management within the barn as heavy gases are flushed out of the stall bottom

Our Stall Gates are perfect as a stand alone horse stall door – or they can also sit behind an existing sliding stall door. Alternatively, you can order a custom sliding stall door with a mesh bottom for the same benefits.

If possible, we recommend the vast majority of our clients to add both our PureCool Stall Fans and a stall gate (or a custom sliding door with mesh) to their horse stalls. This combination ensures ample airflow from the fan – while a mesh bottom that allows the passing air to flow through your barn.

Allow Your Horses to Socialize

Our last recommendation is to add stall doors or stall gates with yoke openings on the top. This yoke opening allows your horses the ability to hang their head out of their horse stall and socialize within the barn.

Sliding Stall Front with Yoke Openings (Left) & Half-Sized Stall Gate (Right)

If you operate a busy commercial barn, you can even add a hinged drop down yoke that can be closed. Another option is a removable yoke piece that is a removable piece that can fill yoke. This way, you can achieve both an open stall door or closed stall door opening – depending on the horse and your care goals.

Do you have any additional questions? Our team is here to help ensure you have the most successful Winter Season this Winter 2022 in Wellington and Ocala. Please kindly feel free to send us an email at sales@americanstalls.com or a call at (855) 957-8255. Alternatively, you can also complete a Contact Us Form.

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