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    10-07-2013, 06:50 PM
  #41
Yearling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
With a completely open side, you'll be fine. Ours is 10x30 for 5 horses and there are no problems.
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Great! If I get another horse, it would probably be a mare. Mares and geldings get along well, right?
     
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    10-07-2013, 06:56 PM
  #42
Green Broke
Depends on the horse. I had a mare and gelding (still have the gelding, mare passed away last year) and they were fine together. Brought in a new little mare and after a week she bit and kicked the tar out of the gelding. This all happened in the shelter.

Now they have separate paddocks and shelters. Beats a vet bill, not to mention the weightloss on poor Walka.
     
    10-07-2013, 07:09 PM
  #43
Yearling
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
Great! If I get another horse, it would probably be a mare. Mares and geldings get along well, right?
Totally depends on the horses. You can't predict that any more than you can predict if you and a complete stranger of any gender will get along.
     
    10-07-2013, 07:31 PM
  #44
Trained
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
Great! If I get another horse, it would probably be a mare. Mares and geldings get along well, right?
Most horses usually get along, especially if you have only 2, but follow the usual routine of separating them by a good fence for a week to let them get acquainted. In my experience you have to be pretty unlucky to wind up with 2 that can't work it out and get along.
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    10-08-2013, 03:38 AM
  #45
Green Broke
Build it with a second entrance/exit. Three sided with an opening in one of the short sides.
     
    10-08-2013, 03:58 AM
  #46
Green Broke
Saying geldings and mares get along is like saying men and women get along: some do, and some don't.

Has construction started yet?
     
    10-08-2013, 09:26 AM
  #47
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Most horses usually get along, especially if you have only 2, but follow the usual routine of separating them by a good fence for a week to let them get acquainted. In my experience you have to be pretty unlucky to wind up with 2 that can't work it out and get along.
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This made me laugh, as I do believe I did end up with two "special" need horses. Walka, who will never stand up for himself and just wants to be a good gelding , and Misty who has been isolated from other horses her entire life (she's now 12) and takes things way too far when with another horse.

But, I am hoping in time to allow these two horses to at least graze together in one of the pastures. They have been together in a large round pen , grass covered area since the attack for a few hours at a time grazing.

I could never trust them together where she could trap Walka again and injure him as she has already done. And since he never did stand up for himself, it is the general consensus around here that he never will.
     
    10-08-2013, 04:07 PM
  #48
Yearling
Yeah my dad drilled holes in the ground and filled them with concrete and set the spikes in them. We have 8 ft long 4x4s(that's all we could transport) that's why my dad was set on using the spikes. I will ask him if we can screw the 4x4s into the spikes. Think it'll be OK?
     
    10-08-2013, 04:28 PM
  #49
Trained
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
Yeah my dad drilled holes in the ground and filled them with concrete and set the spikes in them. We have 8 ft long 4x4s(that's all we could transport) that's why my dad was set on using the spikes. I will ask him if we can screw the 4x4s into the spikes. Think it'll be OK?
Yes
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    10-09-2013, 08:01 PM
  #50
Trained
If my 2 cents isn't too late:
Manitoba? Frost is a definite concern. Things will not stay straight unless you embed below the frost line.

If you are not willing/able to go below the frost line, then don't go into the ground at all. The difficulty with skids is that without a floor and four full walls, they have little cross support so some planning is in order.

Personally, I'd sink the sauna tubes and pour concrete. The larger structure that is slab on grade probably had some serious excavation done before the slab was laid, including proper drainage/sloping and clear gravel underneath.
     

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