Okay, so there goes that idea, right out of the window........im in central Ca, we had 3 days of rain and half of my paddock turned into a mudhole. Especially in front of the run-in and along the fence where the haynets hang. Thankfully we've had sun and wind, and it's drying fairly quickly, but we also have the fog, who throws us back again. Before the next rain, a raingutter will be installed along the entry to the run-in, that's for sure(whoever built it conveniently forgot it), so that will take care of part of the problem. I am considering pea gravel for the part in front of the run-in, around the water and the haynets.