Dutch Masters designs custom stalls for each project. We do not limit our clients to two or three mass produced product lines. We consider the complete barn infrastructure in the design of the stalls by integrating the method of feeding, mucking out, bedding and traffic flows as part of the overall plan.
We custom build every stall. This does not mean it will cost more, it means that our clients will have a stall they want for a price they can control. Each stable barn has its own layout, appearance, and particular needs of the owner. Having the freedom of choice also personalizes the stable in terms of function and esthetics.
The paramount consideration with every stall design is safety. This can not be compromised. Our experience has exposed us to many potential problems that can happen with horses inside the stall. This knowledge is shared with the owner and incorporated in the design.
The appearance of the stalls is important as the stable is usually the signature structure for the farm. Dutch Masters has designed hundreds of projects. Each one is different for reasons dictated by our clients needs. The stalls that our clients have installed include galvanized and powder coated finishes on welded hardware. Liners and partitions can be made with ash, oak, hemlock, pine, spruce, brick, block or fiberglass. Stalls can have sliding doors, or swing doors; doors that have drop down inserts, swing out inserts, sliding inserts, or just a half gate. We use 8’ high doors ( most mass manufactured doors are only 7’ high) which are a minimum of 48” wide but are often 60” wide, especially for foaling barns.
The grille sections can be solid, with or without feed openings. We have made swing out feeders and hay catchers. Casting rails are a standard feature requested by our clients. Specialty stalls for grooming, wash stalls, foaling, and stallions are all made to the specifications required to meet the customer’s needs. The stall flooring can be wood, clay, compacted stone screenings, rubber mats, concrete, or asphalt; with drains or without.
The stall design also includes consideration for ventilation, window location and size for air movement and light. The stall is not complete without planning for water and feed services to the stall.
Our approach is to use design as an opportunity to build what you want, not what might be available from kits or pre-manufactured product lines. It is your barn, your horses and your money! Why not build what you need and want ?