The barn aisle is paved with bricks Brett found on clearance. I love the open ceiling showing all the trusses. Our barn is very open and airy, with great circulation. In a mild climate like ours, you can have lots of ventilation without freezing to death. It stays nice and cool inside during the summer, too.
The horses's each have their own stall and the miniature donkeys share one. In order as you walk along:
Inside the stalls, we have automatic waterers We love these because there isn't a float that they can play with (and destroy).
Brett finished the stalls with tongue-in-groove siding and we installed stall mats. If one of the horses is on stall rest, we will bed with straw but generally they are just in for a short time (eat and run) so we don't put anything down.
|The stalls each open out the back to a run-out area. This allows them to stand in the rain if they want.|
The muck rakes and broom are hung across from Flash's stall on the feed room wall.
Across from Jackson's stall (and close to the tie rails) are the dressage whips, an uncomfortable bench, and a wine barrel table.
Even though this post is about the aisle, I'm going to include a very important and popular room. The bathroom. When the farrier or vet - or almost anyone - arrives they make a beeline for the bathroom. It's not fancy; just a toilet, a pedestal sink and a small cabinet for extra soap and cleaning supplies.