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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2009, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Paddock question!

okay, so I will start off with a slight rant that leads into my question.
So I have been visiting my cousins in arkansas for the past four days and while I was away my dad moved zane-my 4 yr old mft- from the trainers. I was like, okay fine.
Then I find out that he moved him without finding a boarding stable to keep him at and so he is tied in our wooden backyard to a tree!!!
We have five acres that someday we plan on fencing off and bringing zane here but there is nothing right now!
He has no shelter and has to stay tied to a tree on a 15 foot line. He's been tied for two days now.
He does have food and water in case you guys were worried.
I love my dad and am thankful that he has allowed me to have a horse but I am so pissed at him! I found a boarding stable that was only about 20 minutes away and he refused to even look into it. He wants to keep him at some strangers pasture with cows were I have no place to ride.

Okay, so done ranting. (feels so much better).

anyway I have a really bad problem as you can see! Here is my question...do you guys think it would be okay to make a small paddock for him using smooth wire and trees as fence posts. Also, if I nailed it down nice and tight would tarpe be a okay shelter? I'm thinking like a walk in shed like thing in the corner of the paddock.

I know this isn't the best but I only have $50 to spend-my christmas money- and it is only me working on it. Sad to say this is the best my fourteen year old brain could storm up that would be possible to do.

I am soooo thankful so any advice or answer given!!

--a very frazzled, anxious and pissed fireflies
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-08-2009, 03:11 AM
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I think the paddock with cattle would be better than your backyard.
The problem with putting wire up with trees is you may not be able to get it tight enough. How were you planning on securing it?
As for the shelter, depends what you'd put the tarp on and how stable it is. He should be right without a shelter though.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-08-2009, 09:53 AM
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Electrobraid is a great option. Quick to install, inexpensive and can be adapted to treelines instead of inserting corner posts if you don't have that option. A solar panel can be installed with little fuss (if your dad is handy). Also, a run-in is a must! Winter is here.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-08-2009, 10:14 AM
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You probably want to be careful your neighbors don't call the SPCA and get you horse taken away. The cow pasture is your best bet, especially since you don't have $$. And he would be better with a companion.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-08-2009, 10:21 PM
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Put him with the cows... beggers can't be choosers! Try to get a job helping out at a new barn to cover some of the costs..

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