Generally, the best thing is to build your barn on a site that is safe from flooding and where water can drain away from the building. If this is not possible, you should have land grading done to minimize moisture problems.
The next thing to consider is the stall floor, which should be prepared properly for the flooring material that is chosen. Concrete stall floors can be slippery for horses, especially when wet, so a rough surface should be applied to the concrete before it is poured. A textured mat can also be used over the concrete to prevent slippage.
What is best for horse stalls?
Another flooring option is wood, which provides a good, forgiving surface for the horse. However, it can be slick when wet and will tend to hold odors horse stall door. Lastly, wood must be inspected regularly to ensure that no boards are loose or broken.
Plastic grids, which are a bit more expensive than wood, can be much easier on a horse’s feet and provide some cushioning. They are also more likely to remain stable over time, which can help reduce maintenance. If using plastic grids, they should be placed over a well-draining aggregate base (such as road base mix without sharp stones) and covered with a mat designed for horse stalls.
You should also consider how you are going to open your stall doors. A solid dutch door that opens out to the outside is one option. Alternatively, you can use sliding doors that can be opened or closed from inside the stall. Sliding doors make less noise than overhead electric garage doors and are less likely to spook the horses.