Hello everyone this last month I have done some thinking about where to keep my horse as it not working where I am now. I talked to my Grandpa and asked if I could keep my horse there since its right across the road. My Grandpa had built me a tack shed a tie rail and a really nice water trough but when he showd me when I was seven I said I didnt like it I don't know why and I wish I didnt say that bc I really regret it.Anywho to the point I asked my grandpa if I could and he happely said yes but there some changes that need to made.
1.It has no shelter so I need to build one ASAP.So what is the best method? I would like to put the shelter in the corner beside the tack room so I can use one side for a wall. What size should it be?
2.The fence is round rails all in good condition. Since it has been used a birth pen my grandpa put up wire so the the calves couldn't squeez out. It just happens to be the perfect size to get a hoof stuck so I either take the wire off or put up electric fence around the edge. Any other options?
3.My grandpa uses straw for his cows (bedding) so there seems to be an abundance that I could use. Should I use it for bedding? Will my horse eat it?
I am not moving my horse in til my dad gets a trailer so around march/April 2010 but I want to be prepared.
Thank you Tasia