02-01-2010, 09:49 PM
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Cherry Hill has a good reference titled, "Horsekeeping On A Small Acreage".
We do have our's at home. The back portion of our property is approximately one acre and is home to our TB and our mini. It isn't as big as I would like, but I have big dreams of purchasing an adjoining property and expanding eventually, lol. The "big" barn is at the back edge of the property where the best drainage is at. It's not much - a single 14x14 stall attached to a 6x14 feed storage area. We have a small run in that is up closer to the house which we added when our mini joined the family so that there would always be shelter options for both horses and they were far enough apart to keep one horse from controlling both - however, they have their own ideas and choose to share which ever building they want to be in, have never spent time separately in the two.. The larger barn has a small turnout that is fenced separately from the pasture for when we need to keep them up off the main pasture or when there is need to keep either of them from moving about too much (will also come in handy this summer as turns out the mini was bred when we brought her home).