Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13
Ok I just measured everything. My dry lot paddock is 42ft from our property line and then there is a 6-8 ft wide ditch in between our property and the field. There is a row of trees between the paddock and the ditch. My horse would have to spend most of his time there I can't take him anywhere else. Is that ok or does he have to be moved if the field is sprayed.
And I just measured the pasture. I can move the fence line back 50ft(afterall) and there are trees and a ditch between the pasture and the field too. So is that ok? Do I still have to take him off for a month? I really can't take him off his dry lot. I'd put him in the barn while the farmer is spraying and let him out 2-3hr later.
We don't get any run off from the field it all goes into the ditch.
It is difficult being able to advise not seeing your situation.
OK. Ditch will catch any polluted rain water. Fence on your side of the ditch so horse can not graze on the ditch grass.
Which way does the wind usually blow? From his field onto your place or from your place onto his field? A mild breeze or windy? (most farmers will not spray in windy conditions.)
How dense are the trees?
IF he sprays and a little drifting happens, can you water that area for a couple of days?
Talking with the farmer is STILL your best bet. Will you KNOW that he just sprayed his field or what he used and which way the wind was blowing?
With some more investigation and information, you MIGHT be able to put your fence a couple of feet in from the ditch with very little disruption or danger. MIGHT!