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        10-03-2009, 11:09 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    And not ice, either, I'm sure...we get that every 3-4 years or so. I wonder if you could brush the snow off or something? But ice and hail, that would be a different story. I still think the actual frame would hold up, and the canvas would just have to be replaced.
         
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        10-03-2009, 01:05 PM
      #12
    Started
    I'd think you'd do fine with a 3 sided lean-to type structure. I would be skeptical of the long term value in the hut thingie.
         
        10-03-2009, 02:11 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I wouldnt use that car thing. I would think it would blow over. And if a horse did scratch on the side of it.. who knows what would happen! I don't think they are made for horses what so ever? I would just build a 3 sided lean-to.
         
        10-06-2009, 09:29 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Lori, I just reread your OP and if your dad is willing to build a simple shelter, I would sooner go with that then the car shelter thing if you get any kind of snow/ice or strong winds. If he keeps it simple and buys wood direct from the sawmill, slabs even (the edge of the logs) you could save a lot of money.

    My problem is that I don't have time to build anything. For this year, I decided not to do anything, but I have that luxury as my girls will still have their barn, just not the extra paddock except on the days that I am home to keep an eye on them.
         

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