We are moving to a nice 30 acre place with great pasture land surrounding it. I plan to bring my yearling (currently boarded) home for some much needed pasture time along with two other horses from home. Our new place has a 40X40 shed that, with some TLC, would make a nice horse barn. There is also a remote chance of renovating a large, old, wooden grainery into my horse barn. This is my first choice - high ceilings, stout wooden beams - It would be beautiful and functional! My question is this: What would work best as a temporary stalling option for my 3 horses until the barn work can be complete? The yearling is used to turn out during the day and being stalled at night. The other two are on full pasture turn-out. I am also thinking about tie stalls for feeding and then giving them a portion of the 40x40 as shelter possibly eliminating the need for stalls. Also, what are your thoughts on dirt floor vs. concrete floor? If we go with stalls, mats and wood chips will be used.
Thank you for all of your insight!