by American Stalls February 21, 2023
While aesthetics play a large role in horse stall design, we equally emphasize your stall front's overall functionality. At American Stalls, we believe that the right feed doors and watering systems are important of your horse stall's design. Functional feed and water options will make your stall design work for you and your horse's daily routine. The right choices will help save you time and effort over the long run.
In this article, we will explore a wide variety of feed and water options that are primarily for your horse stall fronts. These options are able to integrated into both of our Sliding Horse Stall Fronts and our European Horse Stalls. Let's first begin with our feed options!
Feed Option 1 – Feed Hole Openings
Our first option is our most basic feed option – our Feed Hole opening. This option is complimentary on all of our horse stall systems. It is simply a welded hole opening in your stall front's grill portion. It allows you to seamlessly add grain through the opening and into the horse stall.
The above photo shows both a rendering and previously built Sliding Horse Stall Front. In both the rendering and photo, you can see our square-shaped cut out for the Feed Hole opening.
Feed Option 2 – Grilled Feed Door
This option is a larger feed option that allows you to throw hay or grain to your horse stall for easy feeding. This features the same heavy-duty construction and materials as the rest of the stall. The Feed Door is built in 2" square tubing and hung on continuous stainless hinges. Lastly, it opens and closes using our built-in stainless steel Plunger Latch and a stainless steel striker plate.
Feed Option 3 – Swivel Feeder
Our Swivel Feeder is another neat feed option which features an aluminum pan. The "front" side is filled with lumber to match the rest of your horse stall front. The Swivel Feeder operates using our stainless steel Plunger Latch and is set on swivel hinges. The "back" side features the aluminum pan for feed. The rider will simply open the door, place grain into the pan, and swivel the feeder back into place during feeding.
The above photo shows a Sliding Stall Front system that includes both our Grilled Feed Door (top right) and our Swivel Feeder below it. The right most photo helps show the aluminum pan that is fastened behind the Swivel Feeder. The above three options are fantastic feed options that will help save you time and effort both in the short term and long term. Let's now dive into a couple of water options for your horse stalls!
Water Option 1 – Automatic Waterer Systems
Our Automatic Horse Waterers are one of our most popular waterer systems to provide a constant supply of fresh water. We offer eight different models to meet your horse stall's needs – whether you need to integrate to your horse stall's front, side, or back. All of our Waterers feature stainless steel construction or aircraft grade aluminum housings. Additionally, the drinking bowl is made out of stainless steel. These materials will ensure that your waterers are durable. Lastly, the drinking bowl is easily removable and lets you empty, clean and sterilize bowl away from waterer, eliminating water spills in the stall.
We do also offer an optional electric heater. This thermostatically controlled option provides freeze protection even in the coldest climates.
Water Option 2 – Integrated Water System Inside Stall Front
This option is particularly great for our clients who choose to provide water to their clients using buckets. We understand that bucket-provided water method allows our clients to measure the water consumption in contrast to the above Automatic Waterers. For this reason, we offer our clients the ability to directly integrate their water lines into our American Stalls horse stall systems.
Each system includes a heavy-duty steel casing for the water lines. Spigots are placed on the horse stall exterior (aisle side) while spouts are placed on the stall interior. The above photo shows our client's European Horse Stall Front with integrated water lines. We go more into detail about the benefits of each watering systems for your horse stalls in our previous blog post.
If you can dream it, we can build it at American Stalls. This article is simply a starting point for our feed and water options. We hope that this article has given some ideas for your upcoming barn project. Do you have any questions on this post or simply need help with your barn project? You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or a call at (855) 957-8255. We look forward to assisting you!