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    06-16-2010, 09:44 AM
  #11
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Originally Posted by tattoogunman    
The horse we are looking at doesn't have a history of kicking or anything, he's really mellow.
Head pounding on desk.

Do you really think it takes a history of kicking to make a horse kick at a bug and kick thru something?


And yes, you can use any type of pressure treated board. 3/4" plywood is nice because it is easy to put up in sheets and it is very tough stuff. Dimensional lumber would work also. I am not sure which would be cheaper.
     
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    06-16-2010, 09:45 AM
  #12
Foal
Many of the pics I've seen online have similar set ups, they just used plywood along the inside. Not saying it's the preferred way to go, but it's a budget way to go to get us started.
     
    06-16-2010, 09:46 AM
  #13
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It is your horse and your vet bill.

I am sure we can find lots of pictures on line (on this very forum even) with horses tied to a barbed wire fence.
     
    06-16-2010, 09:46 AM
  #14
mls
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Originally Posted by tattoogunman    
Many of the pics I've seen online have similar set ups, they just used plywood along the inside. Not saying it's the preferred way to go, but it's a budget way to go to get us started.
Maybe plywood on the surface but hopefully something more solid underneath!
     
    06-16-2010, 09:47 AM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Head pounding on desk.

Do you really think it takes a history of kicking to make a horse kick at a bug and kick thru something?


And yes, you can use any type of pressure treated board. 3/4" plywood is nice because it is easy to put up in sheets and it is very tough stuff. Dimensional lumber would work also. I am not sure which would be cheaper.
Now c'mon, if you are going to quote me in order to chastise me, quote the whole thing. Read what I wrote:

The horse we are looking at doesn't have a history of kicking or anything, he's really mellow. My 3 year old can walk him around on his lead, ride him, feed him, etc. That's not saying that he may not at some point, so don't get me wrong.

I'm well aware of the possibility that he'll do it at some point
     
    06-16-2010, 09:48 AM
  #16
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Good point MLS. The metal siding will be fine if there is a solid wall behind it so the horse can not kick thru it. (Not a piece of plywood six inches away from it.)
     
    06-16-2010, 09:56 AM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
It is your horse and your vet bill.

I am sure we can find lots of pictures on line (on this very forum even) with horses tied to a barbed wire fence.
That's hardly a fair comparison - I can find pics of horses cut up for dog meat too, that doesn't mean I'm getting a horse to make into dog meat. Researching various shelter options online is viable since I'm trying to get an idea as to what various people out there do to solve their housing problems who can't afford to go out and get a $20,000 (or more) barn built. That's one of the reasons why I found this board. I have the horses welfare in mind, that's why I'm trying to get him the largest housing option that I can currently afford. I'd rather put him in the 18X21 carport with some minor modifications instead of a 10X10 box for the same price. I have no problem lining the thing with wood, I thought that had been established. Like you said, I'm not eager to have home vet visits right off the bat because he kicked through the wall
     
    06-16-2010, 10:10 AM
  #18
mls
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Originally Posted by tattoogunman    
That's hardly a fair comparison
Have you seen first hand what a horse's leg looks like after it kicked through a metal barn wall?
     
    06-16-2010, 10:35 AM
  #19
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Originally Posted by mls    
Have you seen first hand what a horse's leg looks like after it kicked through a metal barn wall?

Yes, we get it, horses can kick through things. You know that, I know that, everyone on here probably knows that, what is your point? Where have I said anything on here where I said this horse will absolutely NOT kick through anything? I said he doesn't have a history of doing it, that doesn't mean that he won't at some point - go back and read since you've already quoted me once. I also just told you we don't want to incur expensive vet visits off the bat due to leg injuries. I've also established that we had planned on lining it with wood to prevent these things, so again, what's your point? What's next? You want to post up some pics of leg injuries? Go ahead, it's off topic at this point. The point of this thread was to get opinions on the carport as a shelter option and any recommendations people may have had (such as lining it with wood for example). If certain injuries can occur as a result of a proposed building solution, I'm interested in hearing about it (the kicking thing was relevant several posts ago, but not now). I'm not interested in having a personal debate over horse neglect or injury with you OK? You want to do that, you can email me your concerns or start your own thread.

If anyone else on here has anything constructive to say with regards to my original question(s), I'm still interested in hearing them.

Thanks!
     

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