Ok. I have one HECK of a summer project coming up. The place where my horses are kept was used for cattle, and although it keeps them in, it isn't safe. I haven't liked it for a LOOONG time, and now I'm finally in a position to renovate everything. Right now all of the fencing is barbed wire and uncapped t-posts. Well maintained but christ almighty, I'm just lucky I haven't had any serious accidents!
I've got a 5 acre lot in the back that I'm going to leave as is, since I'm never going to have more than 3 horses at a time and I feel there is room enough back there that they won't plow through a fence, plus turn out on that pasture is limited to manage the grass.
I am replacing ALL of the fence on the 100 by 200 lot attatched to the barn. I was thinking rail road ties, 48 in wire fence with a top rail (maybe with a hotstrap inside. How should I set the posts? Anyone set them in limestone? How did that go?
Also the floor of the barn is hideous!! The barn is an L shaped run in, roughly 15x 20. It floods, and is down 15 (!) in in the back and down 3 inches in the front. I was thinking to put gravel down first and 3 in of limestone over that, OR should I just use all limestone?
Any tips would be appreciated.