Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Yes, ponds. We have four of them in our pastures. Three in the big pasture (the 50 acre pasture that the cattle and other horses are in) and one in the smaller pasture (that my horses are in, though there are a few cattle in it as well... but only about four). None of our ponds have fish in them and they are pretty clean in general. I and my cousins go swimming in them during summer. One or two of the ponds are spring-fed via underground spring.
I am looking into fencing a small area (about an acre or two) in around mine and my great grandmothers home later next year to keep my horses, and if I do manage it, they will have access to water via trough... but I have so many other, more pressing matters to attend to right now (getting one of my horses sold, buying hay, and saving up to get my horses vet stuff done before hard winter hits) that fencing in an area isn't my priority right now.
I had to lower my horses feed a little bit, because they were leaving feed in their feed pans and weren't eating everything... so I lowered the amount of Alfalfa Pellets they were getting. They are now all getting 1/2lbs of Alfalfa Pellets with their other feed staying the same and are eating it all instead of wasting it.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)