Horse Stable Supplies and Equipment
There are many different pieces of equipment and products available for use in and around the stable yard.
- Shaving Forks
These are used for mucking out shavings stable beds.
- Pitch Forks
are used for mucking out straw stable beds, forking up the muck heap and as an aid to mucking out shavings beds also.
are used for sweeping the yard walkways and also the interiors of stables during the mucking out process and also for general use around the yard
Skips are available in different shapes and sizes and can be used for skipping out fields, beds and collecting swept piles it all depends what sort of skip you get.
Wheelbarrows are used for stable mucking out and also for field management. They are also a great means of delivering feeds, hay, straw, shavings and any other yard supplies.
- Feed Mangers
Feed Mangers are placed in the stables as a permanent fixture, feed mangers that can be removed are an excellent choice as it makes daily cleaning of them a lot easier.
- Hay Racks
Hay Racks are placed either in a corner or along a wall and allow you to place the hay directly into them. Ensure that they are placed at an appropriate height for the horse you are fitting them for.
- Water Drinkers
Water Drinkers will ensure that your horse has a constant supply of fresh water available, however they make it difficult to assess the quantities that your horse drinks.
- Window Grilles
Window Grilles are essential to protect your horse from injury. The grilles cover the entire window, usually with a wire mesh frame.
- Window Vents
Window Vents are a great way of improving air circulation within the stable, care must be taken that the vents do not cause a draught.
- Tie Rings
Tie Rings are used for tying your horse up to and also for tying up haynets. Ensure that the tie rings are placed high enough so that when a hay net is hung up it is safely off the ground, helping to protect the horse from getting their feet caught in it.
- Kick Boards
Kick Boards are used all around the stable to protect the horse and often allow for ease of cleaning and disinfecting. Kick boards should be placed with a slight inward slope and rubber matting an excellent choice.