OK, construction has begun on the barn and it is VERY EXCITING!!!! We have pictures, but I am currently traveling and no access to the camera. The barn has a small arena with 5 12 foot stalls on one side facing the small indoor arena (50x60), then underneath the hayloft are 6 more stalls, 4 of them double size.
Of the four, we will be turning 1 into a nice big tack room (yipee). The other 3 double stalls we will split up, turning the front of them into an aisle. The current entry to those double stalls is on the back of the barn (meaning going through the rain if necessary), but the 'aisle' plan creates the need for stall fronts.
I have looked at a lot of options and have seen nothing I like more than what is at Pam's barn. At Pam's we have the typical tongue and groove stall fronts with a sliding door and a feeder door. But the difference is that under the feeder door is a small door that swings out and attached is a metal box that can hold close to 100 lbs of grain. There is a corner feeder built into the stall so the horses cannot access it and I am tell you, it makes life SO EASY!!!! She had them custom built and with the current pricing I am seeing I think-maybe it is worth the price.
So readers, tell me, what do your stall fronts look like? What is the most economical, most attractive and SAFEST stall front you have seen? What do you wish you would have done?