Originally Posted by Joe4d
first, you need to take the horse breaking in to the feed more seriously, you can kill or permanently lame your horse this way.
Second, galvanized steel trashcans with bungee cord lids are cheep, last and work.
On the bright side sooner or later the snakes will discover the fertile hunting grounds.
Man, I wish. I had a rat snake that showed up from time to time, the neighbor kids tried to kill him but I rescued him before they could. Found him dead in the road, squashed flat and buzzard bait.
We do have a few pairs of red breasted hawks that hang around a lot, but unfortunately, we still have plenty of rats.
Every so often I'll take my .22 revolver loaded with rat shot to the barn with me in an attempt to reduce the population.
I'd get a cat, but I think my dog would probably kill a cat.