Building our farm...QUESTIONS!
We are going to start building our horse barn next summer and our property is on 12 acres of land and a few of those acres are going to be used for pasture. They only thing is, we don't have grass there yet...we have an assortment of hay growing on the entire property. Would that be a problem? Do we have to tear up the ground and plant grass or would they be fine living on a hay field? I'm not sure what kind of hay (my dad rents our land to a man who grows hay for his cattle), and neither does my dad...though I'm sure he would tell us if we asked. I know my horse gets unlimited hay so my first reaction is that it would be fine...but the other part of me is second guessing myself, because I honestly have no idea. I board, and the barn takes care of my horse so I have A LOT of research to do.
Also which fencing do you like best? Standard wood panel fencing, electric, wire ect. At the barn I board at now, they use electric and I love it...but I would assume it is pretty costly.
We plan on building an indoor arena as well. I do nothing more than pleasure ride...occasionally jump, trot barrels, poles ect just for fun. What size arena would be adequate?
I'm sure I will have a ton more questions pop up so I will be updating this thread often. If you have any advice about anything at all barn/farm related that you think would help me out, please share :)