Horse Stalls 101 | By: American Stalls | Date on: 03/22/2021

If you’ve been to any barn, chances are that you have seen plenty of stall gates and horse stall doors.

Although stall gates are usually the final piece in a horse stall, they should never be an afterthought. This gate securely keeps your horse in their horse stall. This gate can also go a long way in promoting ventilation and allowing sunlight into your horse barn.

Stall Gates – also known as “stall screens” and “stall guards” – are one of the most versatile products for any horse barn. Their versatility is why they are one of our favorite products to recommend to clients. Each barn is different, but here are 3 ways to use our stall gates for your horse stall and horse barn:

1 – Use it as a standalone stall door
We can’t say this about every stall gate in the market, but we can confidently recommend our stall gate as a standalone door for your horse stall. Our clients use our stall gates in every type of barns – including everything from a large boarding barn to a backyard hobby barn.

Our stall gates are perfect for those who want to add a modern aesthetic and ventilation to their horse barn. Clients often will pair our stall gate then with other pieces of hardware and grillwork to complete their horse stall.

Stall Gates paired with our grillwork to function as a standalone stall door

2 – Install as a complementary gate to an existing sliding stall door (interior of stall)
Many customers have older horse barns that were built in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. These horse barns usually have heavy sliding stall doors that are tough to slide open. These older horse stalls also tend to limit ventilation.

In this particular case, many horse owners add much needed ventilation and updated look by adding our stall gates. This also allows our clients to continue using their sliding stall door. This option can often save barn owners thousands of dollars in upgrades.

Stall Gates behind a sliding stall door

3 – Pair our stall gate with a Dutch Door or sliding paddock door
This option, again, focuses on promoting ventilation and sunlight in your horse barn. Often times, horse owners want to simply open their Dutch Doors or exterior paddock doors to bring in some airflow into their horse barn. That being said, they still want to safely contain their horse in their horse stall.

Our Stall Gates placed behind Dutch Doors (left and right) and a sliding paddock door (Center)

In this case, a barn owner can pair our stall gate with their Dutch door or paddock door. The stall gate allows a barn owner to open up a Dutch door or sliding paddock door while having the stall gate in place. This not only allows the horse to hang their head to get fresh air, but also allows for sunlight and ventilation to flow into barn while the horse is safely contained in the stall.

Do you have any additional questions? Please reach out to our design team at (855) 957-8255 or email us at Our team of expert consultants would love to sit down, understand your questions, and provide our 16+ years of experience.

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