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post #1 of 6 Old 05-25-2014, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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School Project. Ideas needed!

For my English final I have to draw or create a plan for my ideal something and then write up an essay persuading people as to why its ideal. It has to be within reason so no hovecrafts or the likes. I chose to make my ideal hrse property, focusing on the barn. I'm gonna confuse my poor teacher again...

Anyways I'm needing ideas.

My ideal is a 4 horse barn with attached hay and tack. Each stall would have have an attached outside pen with overhang. With each corral opening into a larger paddock. I am choosing ten acres for my land. I think this is a good size.

Round pen. Covered arena probably.

Oh and I guess I shall need a house in there somewhere.

So any suggestions?
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A feed room perhaps, with built in or added feed bins. Dont forget to mention what kind of bedding you would have.

For your plan i reckon draw up bits of it and describe the others? For example, say your talking about the stalls. Describe the bedding, layout, materials it's made from, etc.. Then draw a birds eye view (labeled) of it. Like draw a birds eye view of the arena and round pen, paddocks and barn.

For the essay bit just focus on on bit at a time, like this arena is ideal because..blah blah blah.

This sounds like a really fun project. The best thing about horse related projects is, you can write a wrong fact and teachers wont even know (not recommended tho). I confused the hell out of my english teacher when i wrote a story about horses, she emailed me asking what did agistment, farrier and diagonal mean.

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When I was in high school, I got detention for arguing with my english teacher. She INSISTED that there were no more blacksmiths or farriers.
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If you are writing a persuasive piece, try to engage the reader. What kinds of things in a barn would make your reader (teacher) want to check it out, or what would help him or he imagine being there, even having no horse experience. Consider including smells, textures and sounds to support a compelling image. Often it isn't just the layout that makes a facility ideal, but also the feel for both people and horses.

You mentioned a ten acre property. Focus on the quality of that 10 acres (lush rolling grassy fields) rather than the quantity or physical dimensions.

Every ideal barn needs to have a space for people to share their horse stories, like having a few comfy chairs, a coffee pot and a bar fridge in the tack room.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-27-2014, 03:58 PM
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such a neat project, I remember when I was learning about batteries in fifth grade many moons ago, we were to build a structure out of cardboard, paint it, then wire it with christmas lights and connect it to a battery. Everybody made mansions, but i made a huge barn with an attached indoor arena <3 oh the days

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Custom... I'd have let you off the hook probably just for the sheer stupidity of the teacher... lol
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