Where do I start?

There are many factors to consider when selecting the right stall system for you and your horses. First you need to ask yourself what you want to accomplish based on your horses’, and your clients’ (if applicable) needs, and your budget. Do lots of research; talk to other farm owners and search the internet for ideas and inspirations. Don’t be afraid to give us a call so we can help you get started on the right path to planning your dream facility. When building a stall system we can start with one of our existing styles, or from our client’s ideas and inspirations for a completely unique design. We usually run with a 4-16 week lead time on projects, so be sure to start the process early enough to meet any deadlines you may have for your facility's construction.

What is a typical stall size?

Our standard sizes of stalls are 10' x10', 10' x 12', and 12' x 12' although if you are working within specific measurements or are looking for something smaller or larger we can create a custom size to suit your needs.

Are support posts needed for installation?

While support posts can be used in the installation of all our stall systems, it is only in the Standard Series, Rockwood Series, and Braecrest Series that wood or steel support posts must be used.

What size posts should I use in the installation of my stalls?

Any sized support post larger than 4' x 4' can be used between stalls. Whatever size support post is used will simply affect your inside finished measurement of your stalls.

How difficult are stalls and doors to install?

We make it easy for you, your contractor/local builder, or carpenter to install our systems. Building material sheets and instructions are provided with every stall order. Materials will include pre-fabricated fastening hardware or pre-drilled holes for easy installation. In addition, our production team and your account manager are on hand to answer any installation-related questions.

Is lumber included in the price of stalls?

We can price any stall series with or without lumber to give you the option of using our Tongue and Groove Ash Premium Hardwood or to source a different type of lumber depending upon your needs.

What type of lumber should I use in my stall fronts and doors?

Our barn doors and stalls are made to fit a 2” thick rough cut hardwood or softwood. For durability and a superior finish we offer a Tongue and Groove Ash Hardwood Lumber. It is 1 3/8” thick by 5.5” wide in a stall grade. It is dried to a minimum of 16% moisture for use in barns. The ash absorbs impact and has a beautiful bright finish. We have found it is the best product to use for the application; it stains nicely and will last a long time. We recommend putting a stain or varathane on the wood so that moisture does not get in the wood. Order approximately 5% extra material as it is a stall grade.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a dry metal finishing process using finely ground particles of plastic resins, color pigments and special cross linking agents which, once cured, cause the plastic resins to become very hard and extremely durable. Powder Coating is the leading alternative to conventional liquid spray painting. Powder coating is a high performance method of finishing products as it does not run, drip, sag, or exhibit “solvent pops.” Furthermore, powder coating offers excellent resistance to heat, abrasion, impact, UV from sunlight, and corrosion.

Can stall fronts and doors be ordered in different colours?

Powder coating in black is standard and built into the price of a painted stall. If you wish to finish your stall fronts or doors with a colour other than black, we ask that you send us the colour number associated with an RAL colour chart and your account manager will confirm a custom paint colour price for your order.

Can stall fronts and doors be ordered in different colours?

Powder coating in black is standard and built into the price of a painted stall. If you wish to finish your stall fronts or doors with a colour other than black, we ask that you send us the colour number associated with an RAL colour chart and your account manager will confirm a custom paint colour price for your order.

What is a hot dipped galvanized finish?

Hot dip galvanizing is a process developed to prevent steel from corroding. Before the process can take place, the steel goes through a thorough chemical clean which removes all rust, oil, and mill scale from the surface. When the cleaning solution has been rinsed off, the coating process can begin. The steel is dipped into a bath of molten zinc heated to around 450°C (860°F) before being left to cool in a quench tank. When the cooling process is complete, the zinc coating is then metallurgically bonded to the steel. Galvanizing creates an easy-to-clean surface which can give a maintenance-free life of more than 50 years (depending on the environment it is being used in). When maintenance eventually becomes necessary, it is straightforward. No complex preparation treatments are necessary.

What is the best way to care for my stall finish?

The wear and tear that occurs within a working horse barn can be tough on any finish, but you can help keep the finish on your powder coated stalls looking beautiful with a couple easy steps. Ensure that you add proper hardware and accessories such as bridle hooks, blanket bars, crosstie rings and saddle hooks. When everything has a job-specific space it is easy to preserve the finish on your stalls. Addressing touch up areas as soon as wearing or scratches occur is important. Contact your account manager for touch up paint to eliminate bigger issues.

What is gauge of steel?

Gauge of steel can vary based on type of system (ie. stalls, gates, round pens, wall capping) and manufacturer. The gauge of steel signifies the thickness of the wall of steel tubing or sheet steel. A lower gauge signifies a thicker steel. We uses a heavy gauge steel in the construction of our products. Do not be fooled by imitation—be sure to ask about the gauge of steel when selecting stall equipment.

What is gauge of steel?

Gauge of steel can vary based on type of system (ie. stalls, gates, round pens, wall capping) and manufacturer. The gauge of steel signifies the thickness of the wall of steel tubing or sheet steel. A lower gauge signifies a thicker steel. We uses a heavy gauge steel in the construction of our products. Do not be fooled by imitation—be sure to ask about the gauge of steel when selecting stall equipment.

What type of flooring is best?

A good place to start is ensuring you have a level, firm base; either a concrete or level, well-compacted stone dust base is appropriate. You must then decide on the comfort level required and what the purpose will be for each area. We offer vulcanized rubber mat systems or Vulcanized rubber mat systems can also be used in the aisle way or wash/grooming stall as well as our interlocking I-Tiles depending on the amount of traffic the areas will receive.

Why choose a System Equine stall system?

With so many options when choosing stalls for horses, things can sometimes be confusing; at System Equine we make it easier. Whether you own a two-stall private barn or a 60-stall boarding facility you can be assured we have a stall system to meet your needs. Our stalls are constructed with a high level of attention to detail, excellence of craftsmanship, along with the safety of horse and owner in mind. In our welded systems, each bar is placed through pre-punched holes in the u-channel then welded securely in place for the most durability and best look. Sonic welds or spot welding alternatively will show depletions over time. Our enclosed round track hardware for sliding doors and heavy-duty 2-way adjustable hinges with Delron bushings will keep your stall functioning and feeling smooth for years. Whichever stall system you choose, you can be sure that we will be with you every step of the way. Our trained staff is here to answer your questions and provide decades of experience with finding the right horse stall, stall supplies, and other equine products for your barn, facility, or equestrian center. Our team includes some of the most skilled horse stall designers and builders in the world, that’s the System advantage.

How much will it cost to ship?

We work with many different freight companies to find you the best rate for your location. Our stall and door systems are shipped all over the world. Your location, type of truck used, and the total size of load along with current fuel surcharge rate will determine the cost of your freight. Please give us a call and ask to connect with one of our account managers to arrange a shipping quote.

Why should I choose Flex fencing over traditional wood fencing?

Flex fencing was specifically designed and engineered for the horse and livestock industry. It is a high quality, safer, and stronger alternative to board or traditional fence. It offers your horse a safer environment with much less maintenance for you as well as easier installation.

How many rails should I use?

We want to be sure that your horses are as safe as possible. With horses, an ounce of protection outweighs injury and costly vet bills. A four-rail fence provides the best visible barrier, closer rail spacing, and peace of mind. We also have many ideas for your foals, yearlings, or stallions. We can suggest ideas for “nursery paddocks” featuring combination fencing, and fences to fit your budget without sacrificing the safety of your horse.

How many splicers do I need?

Our rolls of Flex fencing are available in 660’ or 330’ lengths. Because of the special bonded rail, you will only need one splicer every 660’ on most stretches of fence.

Should I put the rail on the inside or outside of the post?

Placing the rail on the inside of the post is recommended; it will always be stronger this way as the rail is between the animal and post. Aesthetically, rails on the outside of the post may look better. The 1 1/2” stainless steel screws hold the rail tight provided you correctly follow the installation instructions.

Will my horse chew Flex fencing?

Most horses do not like to chew on polymer fencing. It is not palatable to them. If horses abuse the railing we recommend installing a line of electric fencing on the inside or using a crib strap.

I have seen a fence that sags, what causes this?

We recommend that you follow manufacturer's instructions for installation. Any tensioned fence needs to be braced and concreted at corners, ends, or any post out of a straight line. If this step is avoided, sagging can occur. As always, we recommend electric fencing in any high traffic areas.

What is the warranty like?

Our Flex fencing has a 30-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on all manufacturer’s defects. This includes cracking, peeling, chipping, and discolouration due to adverse weather conditions or manufacturer's defects. Abuse to the fence is not covered. We recommend the use of electric fencing in high traffic areas.

Will Flex fence rails break in extreme cold or hot weather conditions?

Flex fencing uses 12.5 gauge high tensile wire to take the impact of animals on the fencing, the fence will give and come back to its original position in both extreme cold and hot conditions. The space-aged polymer coating will withstand extreme hot and cold weather.

How much maintenance is required with this type of fence system?

Flex fence needs to be tightened when it gets loose. Most people find that they need to tighten their Flex fence once a year or once every couple of years depending on the amount of pressure from horses that is applied to the fencing.

Can I install this fence myself or do I need to have a contractor do it for me?

Qualified installers have the equipment, tools, and experience to give you a permanent, professional-looking structure. For every dollar you spend, it will be returned in increased equity by adding value to your property. With any type of fence the posts are the most difficult part of any installation. Posts must be installed straight and to a depth of at least 36”. Corner posts must be driven in the ground or augured and concreted in the ground and braced properly. Once the posts are in, you can follow the installation instructions to have a beautiful, low-maintenance fence.

Why use Flexineb?

Respiratory problems in horses are frequently the cause of poor performance. The most frequently occurring lower respiratory tract disorders are Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO, or "heaves"), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH, or "bleeding"). Typically, their treatment includes systemic administration of drugs orally or through injections. However, administration via inhalation through horse nebulizer masks is now considered to be a viable alternative for the treatment of respiratory disorders (including breathing, airway or lung problems). Flexineb is an easy-to-use delivery device that produces a very fine mist of aerosolized drug or natural therapy solution, enabling this method of treatment for the horse.

What can I use with Flexineb?

  • Antibiotics to treat infections in your horses’ airways.
  • Bronchodilators to open up your horses’ airways.
  • Corticosteroids to treat inflammation in your horses’ airways.
  • Natural products to sooth and condition your horses’ airways.

What drugs can be nebulized with your equine nebulizer device?

  • Antibiotics such as Cobactan® and Excenel®
  • Bronchodilators such as Atrovent® and Ventolin™
  • Corticosteroids such as Pulmocort®, Dexamethasone and Flixotide™
  • Mucolytics such as Parvolex® and saline solution

Click here to view the medication guide.

What size masks are available?

There are three Flexineb E2 mask sizes available:

  • Foal/Pony Size: will fit sizes from foals/small ponies to yearlings
  • Standard Size: will fit 2 year old Thoroughbred to large Warmblood breeds
  • Customised Large Size: only available on special request and will fit the largest of horses

What is different about Flexineb versus other equine nebulizers on the market?

The Flexineb® is portable, easy to use, easy to clean and disinfect. It is silent, fast and does not waste medications. The distance between the nebulizer and the horse’s respiratory tract is short. It is also well tolerated by the horse.

What arrives when I receive Flexineb? Are extra parts required before I can use it?

The Flexineb® system contains everything needed to start nebulizing and treating your horse.

Do you supply medications or solutions?

Medications are not supplied with Flexineb® as these must be prescribed by your vet. The system is supplied with a bottle of 0.9% saline solution for immediate use. This helps the user become familiar with how it operates and to introduce your horse to the system before using it with medications.

What is the warranty on the parts?

The following warranty protection applies to system components:

  • Mask Assembly (excludes inlet and exit valves): 24 months
  • Medication Cup: The medication cup is a consumable part and its life is very dependent on the drugs nebulized and how well it is cleaned and maintained. Therefore the medication cup component is not covered by warranty.
  • Controller: 24 months
  • Cable: 24 months
  • Battery: 6 months
  • Power Supply: 24 months
Please note: any damage caused by improper handling is not subject to warranty protection. The warranty expires when the device has been interfered with by a third party.

Are spare parts easy to get?

Yes, spare parts can be ordered directly through us. You can order them here.

Do veterinarians use this product?

Yes, Flexineb® was designed with extensive input and support from equine veterinarians in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Canada and the USA.

Can the device nebulize essential oils?

Yes, to nebulize common essential oils like Eucalyptus Oil or Olbas® Oil first fill the medication cup with 0.9% saline solution and then add a few drops of the oils. Please refer to our Drug Table for information on other products we have tested and advice on whether they must be diluted or not. Some natural products can be harsh on plastics and metals so please contact us for advice on products not referred to in our Drug Table. It is very important to wash out the medication cup after nebulizing essential oil solutions to prevent potential damage to the plastics and vibrating mesh materials.

What operating time will I get from a fully charged battery?

Approximately 3 hours depending on the condition of the battery.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge a discharged battery.

Once I turn on the Flexineb, how long will it run?

The Flexineb® controller is set to run for 18 minutes each time the POWER button is depressed. After this time, if there is still medication to dispense or if you are using the extension cup, you will need to depress the POWER button again to resume nebulizing.

Can I disinfect the product?

  • Mask: The mask and its components can be disinfected using the likes of Accel TB or Steri-7™ without having any adverse effect on the materials.
  • Nebulizer: We recommend cleaning the nebulizer with clean warm water and dishwashing soap.

Once I turn on the Flexineb, how long will it run?

Wash the mask in clean warm water and dishwashing liquid and rinse off with clean water. For a more thorough cleaning, dismantle the mask components and wash them individually. To clean the nebulizer, put a few drops of dishwashing liquid and clean warm water in the medication cup, close the cap and shake it. Gently squeeze the cap to push warm water through the mesh screen. Rinse out afterwards with clean warm water and shake dry. It is essential that the water is clean, otherwise it may clog the mesh. DO NOT USE WELL WATER.

Click here for instructions on cleaning med cups.

Why has the nebulizer slowed down during use?

It may be for different reasons, so please check the following: Some drugs are more viscous than others and take longer to nebulize. Check our Drug Table for information on expected delivery time for different drugs. The mesh may be clogged with residues of drug or other contaminants. Wash out the medication cup as described here. Charge the battery and check the LED status as outlined in the User Manual. If the nebulizer does not recover, it may need replacing.

Can I use a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) with the Flexineb

Yes, remove the nebulizer and rotate the clear aerosol chamber to the horizontal position. Insert the supplied Metered Dose Inhaler Adaptor into the top of the aerosol chamber. The MDI can then be inserted and actuated into the aerosol chamber.