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post #41 of 49 Old 10-16-2010, 11:19 PM
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LOVE your barn, it's adorable!!!

Mine is VERY boring. Here in Az, it's best to have very open areas with just a roof, the more ventilation the better due to our heat. So most people, such as me, jsut have what are called mare motel type barns: corral panel type fencing with a roof. I have some stalls like this and then pens with a roof in part. Not much to look at, but the most functional here in the heat!
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post #42 of 49 Old 10-17-2010, 09:08 AM
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That makes sense. I have discussed doing that with our barn...especially since we have minis...there get NO breeze because they are so low, surrounded by walls. In the summer, they rarely go in their stalls, they prefer to stand under the shade tree....I am sure they get a better breeze there. Funny, because I turn the stall fans on EVERY day and to me, the fans feel great...but the minis don't seem to like them or notice them?? They prefer the tree.
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post #43 of 49 Old 10-18-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks CheyAut!
I am sure that being in your warmer climates, your horses appreciate a more open air type barn, just some thing to provide shade and shelter from rain.
That would be pretty nice actually, less expensive to build, and even portable to some extent if you wanted!


dirtymartini, your minis might not care for the fans, are they very loud?
But they probably do prefer being outside where they can catch the breeze and enjoy the view too.

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post #44 of 49 Old 10-18-2010, 01:45 PM
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i dont have minis, but just wanted to say 1- WOW love that barn, 2- they are so cute..i now want one and 3-HOW MUCH SNOW!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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post #45 of 49 Old 10-18-2010, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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i dont have minis, but just wanted to say 1- WOW love that barn, 2- they are so cute..i now want one and 3-HOW MUCH SNOW!!!!!!!!!!! :)

1) Thanks!
2) They are cute AND fun to drive!
3) Ya, we get a lot of snow. Those pics don't begin to show how much we do get some times.... But it is beautiful! Like waking up in a Winter Wonderland!

( I voted for your pic in this months costume contest, that was great! Wow, how did you get your horse pink?)

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post #46 of 49 Old 10-18-2010, 03:10 PM
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good point about the sound of the fans. I will say, the fans do not "spook" them. I turn them on while they are eating and they don't even flinch. Plus, my A/C unit to the house is also next to the barn and it is LOUD...I mean, really annoyingly so. We can hear it in the house. When it finally dies we will replace it w/a quieter one and I can't wait for that...although I am sure I will be crying cuz of the $$$ we will have to spend replacing it, so totally Catch-22!

ANYWAY, they hear that sound all the time...but now you have me thinking...it might not be that the sounds "spooks" them like I originally thought you meant. Maybe the sound *annoys* them. Hmmmm....

My hubby is going to have a FIT if I tell him the sound of the fans is annoying the minis! hahaha...
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post #47 of 49 Old 10-18-2010, 04:31 PM
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SpiritedLittleCopperSpots....... thank you!!!!!
its actually face paint, its 100% natural so it does no harm to the horse.......admitidly it took me all day to do it and even when we bathedhim, he stayed a light shade of pink for 2 weeks it was worth seeing th faces of the judges and contestants and onlookers when a pink horse came marching in
we did the dressage to disneys dumbo "pink elephants" song.....it was so funny!!!!!

here in england we dont have much snow as i live on a little island right down south so seeing that much snow is sooooo amazing and the fact that your little ones dont mind......awww i have fallen in love and am now looking for a mini
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post #48 of 49 Old 10-20-2010, 09:19 PM
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That is one cute barn for your minis.

Congrats for having an imaginative and handy hubby!
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post #49 of 49 Old 10-21-2010, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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awww i have fallen in love and am now looking for a mini
Good!
But just beware, like potato-chips, you can't have just one
......



SoMuchManureSoLittleTime, thanks, I will pass the compliment on to the hubby!



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