Definition of loose box in English:

loose box


  • A stable, or an enclosed area in a stable building, in which a horse is kept and within which it does not need to be tied.

    • ‘There is an extensive lawn to the front of the house, while a separate farm entrance leads to the rest of land, which is laid in lawn with four loose boxes, an orchard and three partly railed paddocks.’
    • ‘Two loose boxes, a tack room and a covered work area are in the stable block.’
    • ‘The outbuildings are laid out in courtyard style; there are also 12 loose boxes and a stable yard.’
    • ‘The property also has a purpose-built stable yard comprising six loose boxes and a general purpose shed.’
    • ‘There are also a range of out offices including three stables, two loose boxes with overhead loft and saddle room.’
    • ‘A battery of twelve loose boxes now occupies the centre of the indoor riding arena and a further six are located at the southern end of the building.’
    • ‘The house - which faces southwest - has three reception rooms and six bedrooms, as well as an integral double garage and a substantial external timber barn, with two loose boxes.’
    • ‘An equestrian unit has been built on the land around the house and includes 12 loose boxes, an all-weather menage, tack room, feed room and a wash box.’
    • ‘A separate driveway leads to the stable areas, which comprise a large loose stable, three loose boxes and a tack room.’
    • ‘The well-fenced paddock would be suitable for up to four horses, while a former coach house now provides two loose boxes with a hayloft above.’
    • ‘There is also an enclosed stable yard off which are four loose boxes.’
    • ‘He used to ride well, but doesn't these days, although there are 13 loose boxes, a tack room and an outdoor manège.’
    • ‘This contains a converted stone building giving three loose boxes, each with power, automatic water and auto feeders, as well as a hen house.’
    • ‘Adjoining the house to the west is a range of traditional stone outbuildings providing two loose boxes and two large garages.’
    • ‘Currently used as four loose boxes, this building would be ideal for conversion into a self-contained granny flat, subject to planning permission.’
    • ‘There is extensive stabling with eighteen loose boxes, an indoor arena and extensive farm buildings.’
    • ‘The grounds include a 250-year-old Spanish chestnut tree and a lofted coach house comprising seven loose boxes and a tack room.’
    • ‘To the rear of the house itself there are two stable yards with 11 loose boxes between them.’
    • ‘Outside, a courtyard to the rear of the house includes a range of traditional stone buildings, five loose boxes, fuel stores, a workshop and a former coach house which is in a state of disrepair.’
    • ‘The second yard has 12 loose boxes, the tack room and a lunging ring.’


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