Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
Is there anyway you can create a smaller pen near your daughters stall? We have a 10x20, and as soon as we get the goats new shelter built, it will get divided in half, and will have a run off the front (divided) so its like a run in stall w/smal yard. I don't know how your barn is set up, but is that a possibility? That way your horse is close, but not totally confined?
I also don't put bedding in the shed, just going to put down mats. They don't like to pee on bare mats, so they go outside & do it in the dirt. Makes the compost pile MUCH smaller ;)
We only get Coyoties in our area. Sometimes I worry about the 2 goats, but they are near the horses, and often times even in the same pen as them. Plus we have 2 geese, and by gollie, that goose is a dang good watch bird! He's very kind to us, but I sure hear about it if something he doesn't know is around his area!