My neighbor has a couple acres of property behind my house where he keeps sheep. He often rotates the sheep, so sometimes the field has sheep, sometimes it doesn't. I've been thinking about asking him if he'd ever consider renting the field out to me so I could finally keep a horse nearby. I know there's a ton to consider in horse ownership, but my first question is about fencing. The field (approximately 2 acres, I think) has wire fencing with wood posts. The wire does have holes that progressively get larger from bottom to top. The bottom holes are about 2"x8" and the top probably 5"x8". Is that unacceptable for horses? I know the holes can't be too large so their hooves don't get caught, but I don't know what is too large. The fence is approximately 4 to 4.5 feet high and juts up against woods in several places, with shrubbery coming right up against it in spots.
Trust me... I won't go into this if I don't know everything there is to know. I'm just starting out, so if I sound ignorant, that's because I am (in fencing issues at least!)