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    10-05-2009, 06:08 PM
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Foal
Concern for Ponies

I don't have any horses yet but hopefully will one day. Have to buy the farm first . My wish is to breed Irish Draught's like my late aunt.
Anyway I do know quite a bit about keeping animals having grown up on a farm with sheep, cattle and a pony.

Right now I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia. There is a house down the street that has two ponies in the yard and I'm really concerned about the lack of space there. Each of them is fenced into a small enclosure, about 15 ft by 8ft, 6 ft of which is covered. I have never seen them outside this space. I can't get close enough to tell if they have enough food/water etc but to me a lack of space is bad enough.

My question is...is this enough space? What would you do in this situation, express your concerns to the owner?
     
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    10-05-2009, 06:25 PM
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Trained
When I was living in Philly, one of my neighbors had a pig o.o

First I would want to see if your area is even zoned for horses, I know ours wasn't zoned for pigs. To me, it doesn't sound like that is a big enough area for two ponies.
     
    10-05-2009, 06:36 PM
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Yearling
I agree, I would be checking with the town hall to see about zoning. Sure doesn't sound like a good life for them.
     

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