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post #11 of 22 Old 12-05-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, you guys are lucky, I personally can't wait until the rest of the land is cleared to practise galloping on! I guess I have to settle of the small orchards for now. As for trails I got the CNR that runs through out Nova Scotia so I could do a tour of the southern part if I wanted to, all though there is a lot of other users.

But no complaining my place is the only high ground around for kilometres. We say we'll sell you swamp in Nova scotia, even though I think it is suppose to be I'll sell you swamp land in Florida?
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post #12 of 22 Old 12-09-2010, 09:45 PM
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We just have ten acres which has 3 shelters, round pen and a few grass paddocks, but were lucky we have good neighbours who let me have my jumps and cross country coarse in there field. They used to have cows in there but not any more so i have a 1/4 section to ride in.
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post #13 of 22 Old 12-09-2010, 10:31 PM
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I am incredibly lucky, as I keep my guys at either one of 2 of my friends houses up north. No matter which one I am at at the time, I can ride at either. One (where I am most of the time, my best friend) has 300 acres, 6 stalls, 10 miles of trails (groomed), 4 seperate pastures, each vary in size from one acre to about 4 acres, each with run ins. We have a mowed area behind the barn to use for "ring" type riding, about 150x300. Or, we school our on the trails, gallop( or hack) around fields she leases out to farmers, etc. The other friend has 600 acres, but also raises Buffalo for meat and Scottish Highlanders. She has limited trails, (most of us are not brave enough to ride with the Buffalo, altho we agree it would be cool)making more all the time, but has an indoor, and 12 stalls, in 2 barns. Her pastures are each about an acre, she has 6, and 2 horses per. We also have a huge park close by, if we get bored.

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post #14 of 22 Old 12-13-2010, 08:04 PM
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Wow, I feel like a loser.

Our little farm is 10.5 acres.

We have a 1 acre dirt pasture that our horses are on. (expanding in the spring.) Three 1/2 acre goat pastures, and a clearing for a standard sized riding ring.
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post #15 of 22 Old 12-13-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Whats wrong with what you have? You have a lot of potential for later ideas, which is my case. Just becaus I got the land doesn't mean it is all for the horses, as much as I would like. I use to have a 2 acre pasture that was pure hills and had to ride 10 minutes down the road to the nearest field to ride? The pasture was 10 minute drive away. So your ahead of where I was last year!

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post #16 of 22 Old 12-13-2010, 08:14 PM
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i just have 10 acres to but only 3 acres are for the horses and a field to ride in that my neighbours let me use, be lucky you have your horses out your window
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post #17 of 22 Old 12-15-2010, 01:28 PM
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Well, I was boarding my mare at a public boarding barn, but she has been out on lease for a few months. When she comes back this month, if all goes according to plan, I will be keeping her at my ex-boyfriend-now-best-guy-friend's (lol) house with his mom's two horses and his cousin's pony. The pasture is about 4-5 acres with a little brooke running through it. There is one big (half an acre?) dry lot which is their winter turnout with a nice big run-in shed in it. And there is a smaller (1/3 of an acre?) paddock that is usually off-limits for them. They have a barn with 3 nice stalls, tons of hay storage and a cross-tie/bathing area. Heated tack room, bathroom and small living quarters in the barn. Hitching post out front. Small outdoor arena. Lots of land and fields to ride on. It's beautiful. :)

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post #18 of 22 Old 12-15-2010, 08:02 PM
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Our place is WAAAY too small...6 acres, 5 horses, 2 box stalls, 2 standing stalls (though obviously the horses don't live in them), maybe 3 acres of permanent pasture...yeah, our horses live mostly on hay. Most of the 6 acres is fields, though I hope to convert one of them (about an acre in size) into a permanent pasture come spring. Other times, we run an electric rope around about 1.5-2 acres around the pond and the horses go out there in the summer (in daytime, when we can watch them). No arenas (as if we have the space) but miles and miles and miles of property surrounding us that we can ride on, including a big 50+ acre flat field that's great for galloping right next to our property. Ah, the joys of friendly neighbours. The horse:land ratio irritates me, but since I don't pay the bills and only one of the horses is technically mine, I can't do anything about it.

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post #19 of 22 Old 12-16-2010, 03:56 PM
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my place is small and muddy. I have three paddocks, all with shelters, no barn.
I dream of a small barn, with a couple of box stalls, and good draining paddocks. But for the time being, I would just like a nice hitching post, and concrete slab to tack up, groom, and work on my horses feet!

luckily the neighbor has givin me use of about 3 acre of wetland/grassland across the drive!

It's better to stand in mud, than manure!
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post #20 of 22 Old 12-21-2010, 01:21 PM
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My horse is not at home but my grandparents are across the road and thats wherer I keep him. We have 15 acres. My grandparents house faces the valley and has the hay field right in front. To the right is a large pasture with a creek running threw in and it is cut in half. The top part has auto water and a shelter which my grandpa put another wall on to protect Champ from our lovely canadian bone chilling winds. One the corner of the pasture we have a coverall were we store the round bales,baler and a few small bales for my horse. Behind the tent is a small paddock with a tie stand (you wrap the reins around them there is western movies what are they called) and in the summer I ride in there. To the right of that is the creek and barn and a fence is continued from the pasture and the barn is about 50 feet from the road and on the one side my hay is kept and the straw, my tack room (my moms bf and my grandpa built it for me out of and old pig stall. Also in that corner Champs tacking up area and the tractor fills the rest. Seperating the front half of the left side of the barn is a huge wooden feeder and past that is the calving side on the barn and on that side is a stall filled with straw which used to be a peacock pen (my grandparents had pigs,goats, rabbits... you name it) and in the corner is a round bale feeder for the calves and cows for the first 6 months. and then beside the feeder is a door that leads to the calving paddock and the ramp for the auction truck to collect the cows.Thats paddock is attached the paddock that I ride in. On the right side of the barn is another feeder and area where the cows and bulls without young calves can eat inside the barn. There is narrow door leading threw to the chicken part of the barn and theres a really old hayloft above. There is 2 chicken stalls one leads out to the pen which is surrounded by the paddock wear the creek is above my horses winter pen.If you walk past the chicken coop there is a large door that leads out the paddock but we never open it. Behind the barn theres a forest which is fenced and the cows have a feeder there and its also where my horse stays in the summer. The cows, older calves and bull are seperated from the young calves. All fences are triple or quadrupeled because the bulls. Ok! I thinks thats it...

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