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Horse Stables

A well-designed stable protect horses from weather extremes and keeps them dry while providing fresh air and light and protection from injury.
Photo Credits: Dr. Eileen Fabian Wheeler, Penn State

Photo Credits: Dr. Eileen Fabian Wheeler, Penn State

The objective of the stable is to provide a better environment than the horse might experience outdoors along with convenience for the owner. Stables need ample space for the well-being of the horses, chore efficiency, material storage, convenience and safety of handlers. Many horses are successfully kept outside with access to a simple shelter or stable.

There are several resources available at Penn State with information about horse stable design, management and construction. They are listed below with a brief description.