I'm not sure if I going to be going to the camp I usually work at during the summer, this summer, so I'm starting to think ahead for ways I can give Lacey's field, at my neighbor's house, a "break" from her grazing (since its "break" has historically been while we were at camp for the summer).
Anyway, my house has a relatively large meadow in the back (about .75 acres) and I got the ok from my mom to start thinking about ways to make Lacey being in our backyard for the summer work (my dad likes to see fully thought through plans so I'm not going to be asking him until I know specifics).
I'm thinking that I'd use that electric tape fencing stuff for the actual fencing (Lacey respects that stuff whether it's on or not and in our case, it would not be electrified at all) but I'm not sure about fence posts.
I would use T-posts but I'm concerned about removing them since I would need to remove whatever posts I use at the end of the summer. Alternatively, is there an easy way to remove T-posts? I've always done it with a tractor but my family definitely does not own a tractor/fourwheeler/any type of machinery.
Whatever I use would need to be relatively inexpensive (since I'll be fencing .75 acres) and be strong enough to stand up to a horse leaning on it since Lacey loves to lean on fences when she gets bored with what's inside the fenceline.
It probably doesn't need to be all that tall either since Lacey is just 14.2 on a tall day. However, if the fence is lower than her shoulders, she will shove through it. She doesn't jump or anything though, thank goodness!
Also, this is on a pretty completely different subject: if a horse isn't generally stalled, do they adjust to being confined pretty easily or is it a process?
I'm thinking of making a stall area (aka "a stall size closed off area with no roof") for Lacey to be in at night, but she hasn't been stalled in forever.
She's fine being confined for a few hours if she has something to eat but she starts getting antsy once her food is gone... I could start confining her at night where she is right now, at my neighbor's house...Maybe that would good "practice" for her.
I'm thinking that stalling her at night will help keep her weight down and help this meadow of ours stay is relatively good shape (not that we really care since we don't use it for anything ever...)
Recap: good temporary fence posts? Adjusting a horse to being stalled?
PS: My mom is so excited about maybe having Lacey at home. Her words were "We can have a garden and a horse and be REAL farm people!"