Differences in expectations
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:19 AM
Here is the stabling for ALL nations' horses at the 2012 Olympics.
For those of you who compete and do not compete at shows unless they are held inside and with non-tent stabling, could you share your thoughts and feelings on the subject?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:48 AM
I have only been stabled one time where it was that tight- at Canadian Nationals in 1992. It was HORRIBLE.
Although it was not a tent it was a building.
I felt like I was on top of my neighbors. We also had unpleasant neighbors. Oh and we were stabled on slick cement to boot.
One horse got electrocuted from a bad ground, lept up over the stall door and ran in a panic through the stabling, colliding
into an elderly spectator who appeared to sustain major injuries - though his ultimate fate was not ever shared that I heard.
With what I pay for stabling at a horse show and all those cute extra fees they add on and raise at their pleasure, I would at least like to have some space between me and my neighbors and be able to get my horses in and out safely and not have to be constantly dodging horses coming in and out of the barn. Note in the photo there are tack boxes all about, making the aisle that much more narrow.
So its not the tent here I would see as the problem its the spacing. Obviously with the cost of tents they are going to pack the stalls in like sardines.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:13 AM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:50 AM
My only cares re: stabling are 1) the flooring be DRY, 2) the electric outlets be close enough, and strong enough and plentiful enough, or me and my temp neighbors to all plug in our fans and stuff, and 3) the water hydrants be close enough (within say 50') that I don't need to carry water buckets. Wide aisles and "real" roofs are gravy.
Seriously, I would LOVE to have tent stabling like that. I mean FANS! On the tent roof! How cool (haha!) is that?!?
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:51 AM
In the info on the show...it is nice to know if stall floors are dirt or concrete....I pack differently.
aisles in photo are fine...
Issues I have had.
vinyl stall sides.... horses kicked each other
LONG walk to bathroom
LONG distance to water
river in stall
flooded stall (from near by wash rack)
I fuss more about (lack of safe) warm up area.
Seen many facilities hold different horse events back to back weekends.....Hunters/Jumpers...Cutting...ASB....4-H....Morgan..AQHA...Arabian
..........The arabian folks complain the most....same stalls....same everything except the Arabian stall fees are higher...THAT I complain about.
"Champion Equine Athletes"
Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:23 PM
1) Did it leak when it rained?
2) Stall flooring?
3) Adequate hallway.
4) Not too far from a water source
5) Adequate electricity outlets
6) What is the air movement like?
If there was a choice between a tent or covered indoor, a price break would be appreciated with a tent. Thank you
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:22 AM
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:48 PM
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