Monthly Archives: April 2012

fencing choices for perimeters

In the previous post, I discussed fence choices for sacrifice areas such as paddocks. Since horses will be in close contact, considerable thought has to be given as to what will be safest. More expensive choices can be considered in … Continue reading

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fencing choices for paddocks

Looking at the barn layout husband brought home, I figure I’ll be making two paddocks off the east side of the barn. Each paddock will feed into a separate stall and that means Pandora will have shelter immediately without having to … Continue reading

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The Sentimentality of Seeking the Wrong Horse

Why do owners and riders pick unsuitable horses for themselves? This is a Big Problem in the Horse World.  Hempfling states in What Horses Reveal that he notices he picks horses that are either very much like himself or very much opposite. … Continue reading

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Barn design: supply list for mini-pony shed

We found an awesome website with some great photos of smaller sheds for livestock. I really like this shed here with the angled front roof. They also have a pretty neat flip up, covered feeder which I think could be … Continue reading

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MO rental home selected!

Wow. This place is great. When can we move in? You gotta try this pole. I’m gonna get my stuff. Hey. We should stay here. Tonight. Sleep here. You know, to try it out.  ~ Dr. Ray Stantz, Ghostbusters We … Continue reading

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