Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Newfoundland/Nova Scotia
• Horses: 0
I say, go the biggest you can with an arena. If you only make a small one, you will regret it later, even if you are a dressage rider. Or make one small arena and one big arena.
As for stall base, clay can get really dusty, so I say concrete, but concrete needs rubber mats and more bedding.
For fence material, wood and electric fencing combined, for dual protection.(so if they break the wire, wood still there, break the wood, wire still there)
As for stalls in the barn, add one of two more than you need, you will probably end up with another animal in there, whether your own or a friends.
A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.