Originally Posted by iridehorses
Before you bring her home, you need to ask yourself if you are up for the work involved. Mucking at least twice per day if you stall her, cleaning up the pasture she will be in, a companion horse, feeding and watering twice per day, arranging farrier visits, rudimentary vet care such as (shots, worming, simple cuts, rain rot, etc), going for/finding hay and then storing it, the flies in the summer, hauling away the manure and shavings (you have too little land to just move it to a different place), just to name a basic few.
3 acres including your house and living area does not leave a lot of room for a horse and her companion (pony, goat, 2nd horse).
All of the above which does not include the training.
I would almost believe that 50% or more of round pens were made of wood so you should be OK in that department.
From what I see 3 acres is plenty for a horse. We live on the same land with my parents. Combined we have 6.5 acres. The horse has 3 of that. We also have a Lama and pygmy goats. She does fine with it. She has been here for a while but we just moved her out so she could get some training but my wife like I said does not like the arrangement over there.
I have some pics of the stall also coming in the next post. I did not think it was that bad but my wife hates it.