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    08-26-2009, 08:18 PM
Paddock Size?

I'm putting in a small paddock for Dixie so she can be out but on very minimal grass (hopefully no grass quickly as she eats what is there)... she has summer heaves that's why I'm isolating her.

How big should the paddock be?

I'm thinking 60' x 60' or there abouts. Small enough to keep her off the rest of the acreage, but big enough so she can move around a bit.

What do you think is a good paddock size?
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    08-28-2009, 12:44 AM
It's a lot more then many horses have! Some horses, sad to say live year after year in there stalls, so if you can give yours a 60/ 60 go for it!!!!
    08-28-2009, 09:16 AM
I'm a fan of more is better, but in your case I understand how you need to limit it! 60'x60 should be lots for her. She's probably not going to want to run and buck and jump fences and all that anyway! She's just happy it doesn't take so much energy to "BE" right now! And it's not like you're trying to give her enough paddock to graze on. Freedom of movement and she will definitely have that with a 60x60 field.
    08-28-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks all, I think I'm going to try that and see how it goes. Just to get her outside will be good. This is temporary, around the end of September, that's when the vet said whatever it is down here that affects the horses seems to go away!

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