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    05-05-2013, 02:31 PM
  #11
Yearling
Oh I'd just like to add that the paddock my horse is in now, is 200x80 ft- a little more than 1/3 acre.
     
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    05-05-2013, 02:34 PM
  #12
Yearling
Is a 20x 20ft pen big enough for one horse to spend 12 hours in? Would it work to put stall mats in it? What kind of footing would you reccomend? The place that is the driest is by the barn entrance~where I want the pen. The water is from snow or a lot of rain.
     
    05-05-2013, 02:34 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
No I wanted to get another pasture about 1 1/2 acres. Ok I just have one horse now and I was wondering if 20x 20 ft attached to a 16x 15 ft stall would be big enough to spend 12 hours in?
It's plenty big enough but he will need to be up closer to 20-22 hours a day if you hope for any grass in the rest of the pen.
     
    05-05-2013, 03:14 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
It's plenty big enough but he will need to be up closer to 20-22 hours a day if you hope for any grass in the rest of the pen.
Well he wont be in that 1/3 acre pen all the time when turned out. I want another pasture that would be a little over an acre. He'd be turned out there on nice days while the grass in the 1/3 acre pen can grow. Then he'd be shut in his own little dry lot on stormy rainy days or in spring. What kind of footing should I put down though? Stall mats or crushed rocks?
     
    05-05-2013, 03:48 PM
  #15
Yearling
I was wondering if post and rail fencing will work for that small a dry lot?
     
    05-05-2013, 04:24 PM
  #16
Yearling
I wanted to use these rails would they work?
RAIL PT 3-4X16'
Thanks everyone!
     
    05-05-2013, 04:42 PM
  #17
Trained
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
I wanted to use these rails would they work?
RAIL PT 3-4X16'
Thanks everyone!
No reason why not. You won't want to go 16' between posts, though.
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    05-05-2013, 05:18 PM
  #18
Yearling
No I didnt want to go that far apart-I thought about 8-10 ft? They're pressure treated. And I was wondering if theyd be safe if my horse chewed them.
     
    05-05-2013, 05:32 PM
  #19
Trained
Modern pressure treated wood is OK around horses. I'm not sure how close together you'll need to put posts to keep them from bowing with time due to their own weight.
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    05-05-2013, 05:36 PM
  #20
Green Broke
My post are 10 - 12 ft apart and the pipe pens are 30 ft long and 18 ft wide.
The can hop and bounce around, roll, run up and down some.
When it rains its muddy. Only way to get them out of the mud would be a Barn with Box stalls.
1 1/2 acres of irrigated pasture with hay is fine for two horses. Depending on your area and what type of grass . I have two horses out on 2 and 1/2 acres and they get small flakes of hay and are fat. My pasture is irrigated and is the grazing bermuda pasto rico . This is also the type of bermuda that is used for haying. It is not just seed from the big box stores. I have 3 other horses out on a smaller pasture, and they are all fat (smaller horses that get along )
     

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