Thank you all for the great advice. It is very much appreciated. I am writing it down so it will be handy when I go shopping. I am very excited! Nervous, too.
I had planned to go with the metal t-post and the wire. It sounds like I should do a little research first, though.
I actually had to look up the step-in-posts...sad I know. I think it'd be great to let my horses graze my yard during the summer. It's a win/win...they get their bellies filled with grass and I have less mowing to do. I thought that wasn't going to be possible, though, because I have a black walnut tree in my front yard. All I have to do is put up temporary fencing! That's great news!
I sound dumber and dumber with each post don't I . We do fix the fence when it breaks at my current barn, though. So I can do that. I will also call my vet in case of emergency. So once I get set up, my horses will be fine here.
MHF, how far are you from me? Any chance you can send your hubby over . I'd love to see pics of your stalls when you have time.
Delf, I have been checking for conveyer belts, but no luck yet. I remember you mentioning a while back they would be good to put on my cement floor. I'm really hoping I can find some. It will be very expensive to put stall mats from every stall all the way out to the entrance of the barn....which is what I will have to do if I don't find any. I can't risk our horses falling on that slick cement floor.
Thank you all very much for the advice. It is helping me more than you know. Any little thing you can think of to add will be much appreciated.