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    12-18-2011, 08:43 PM
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Question Can i keep this horse on my land?

I live in the woods. It has two hills making it a valley with a small stream at the bottom. I have enough flat land for a run in shed. I know a regular horse can't be on this land due to tripping or something. But what about a Mule?

I want to ride so bad! Just don't have the land for a real horse and not the money for boarding!

I figured donkeys are sure footed, how about mules!!
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    12-18-2011, 08:48 PM
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Just how sloped is this land? Like a cliff?

Maybe you should get a mountain goat instead....
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    12-18-2011, 08:50 PM
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Lol its not like you need a rope to walk. Like I can easily walk down it with no problem. I just figured horses had more difficulties?
And there is trees.

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    12-18-2011, 08:51 PM
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Any chance you can post a photo of the land? If it's not treacherous, most healthy, sound horses can navigate hills just fine. Older, unsound ones, not so much.
     
    12-18-2011, 08:55 PM
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I also wonder just how steep these hills are... My mare lives in a crazy steep pasture and does just fine, better than fine, actually.

Here's a video of her, cantering downhill, in her steep pasture. And, she's 27 so a younger horse would most likely have even less of a "hard" time.


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    12-18-2011, 08:58 PM
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My horses are all on a hill, the yearling is on a slightly flatter paddock, but the thoroughbred and welsh are on a fairly steep hill and have no problems with it.
     
    12-18-2011, 09:02 PM
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Foal
Its a little messy due to fall weather. This picture is taken from the top of my driveway looking down onto the flat land. There is a flattened road going down there too to make it easier to walk down 073.jpg
     
    12-18-2011, 09:03 PM
  #8
Foal
Beautiful land and horse by the way:)
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    12-18-2011, 09:04 PM
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Is the ground of good quality, meaning not totaly mud and not horribly rocky? If so, you'd probably be fine.
     
    12-18-2011, 09:07 PM
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Foal
Its not muddy at all, surprisingly. When we moved here I figured it would be, due to rain run off. But its fine! Stream is rocky though.

Thank you all!!
     

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