countmystrides ~ You are abo****ely, totally, 100% correct with the water intake. So important here in dry dusty SoCal. I do like the look of the white vynal fencing but I've seen SO many accidents happen when a horse (or vehicle) slams into it full tilt. I definately agree with everything matching. Nothing worse than a scrap quilt look at a "professional" business.
Thats another point of contension I suppose: Cross ties in the isle. Any opinions? ( I don't want to keep interjecting mine because then it looks like I really dont want your opinions/help/ideas) So what does the population of HF think?
I plan on installing separte cross tie areas, "hitch posts", and patience poles (very handy item IMO).
In redards to a wash rack any personal opinions on footing? Obviusly not dirt (defeats the purpose of bathing
). Gravel? gravel or rought topped cement? Rubber matted cement? rubber matted gravel?
A heated water wash rack is in my dreams right now. My whole place is run on solar, wind and a propane back up generator. No hookup to the grid.
Untill I can figure out a solar or wind powered water heater or make propane safe around horses and hay I'm out of options
keep these brilliant ideas flowing
Always eagar for more input.