Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I don't do paddock paradise, and reading about it I don't think I'd use it either.
I caution you into leaping into this though.
Horse ownership is a massive learning curve and a fairly big adaption to make in your life.
Being new to horses I wouldn't just jump into this complex form of management without knowing what your needs are. I'd recommend you keep horses for a while in a traditional paddock system. Note your herd dynamics, where they graze, where they seek shelter, where they tear up the grass in the rain. Think about manure collection and disposal, find out what your feeding schedule is, evaluate the needs of the individual horses. Then create a system that addresses the weaknesses in your property, and the requirements of your horses.
Let your needs influence your design structure, instead of creating a design structure to dictate your needs.