Update your stables this Spring

Wednesday 22nd April, 2020

Bespoke Stables

Is your Pinterest page is filled with home improvement hacks? Ours too. As we spend more time in our homes, interest in interior design has gone through the roof. While you consider new shades of grey for your home, why not consider updating the appearance of your horse’s home? Spring is the perfect time to do necessary repairs around the yard, but we suggest making the most of the coronavirus lockdown to completely update your stables.


The quickest way to update your stables is by painting, and there are a few things you need to consider when selecting your paint. First of all, you need to make sure you select non-toxic paint that will not harm your horse. Second of all, you need to select paint to suit the material that your stable is made with, whether that is wood or masonry. It is worth using a primer to help seal the brickwork and extend the durability of your paintwork. Don’t forget you need to allow the paint to dry between layers so if your horse needs stabling every day you may need to consider alternative accommodation while you complete your work.  


An easy way to make the most of your space is to rearrange your stable yard layout. If you have a spare stable then why not convert this in to a spacious tack room or feed room. Large store rooms are worth their weight in gold on busy livery yards where multiple horses and multiple equipment need to be accommodated. For extra creature comforts, install an electric generator to transform your space into a versatile place where you can grab a cuppa after a long ride.


If it is going to take more than a lick of paint or panel repair to truly transform your stables, then it might be time to consider a rebuild. Got a design in mind and the skills to build it? Then you are half way there. Discuss your proposals with the experts at Vale Stables who can help you make the most of your space. Not got a clue what to do when it comes to design? Don’t worry. Our designers can create your dream stables from initial drawings to installation. Whether you need a single stall or a stable block, we deliver bespoke stables to your timescale, requirements and budget. Email us today on office@valestables.com.

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