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  1. Horse Health
    Hi all, My horse needs to be on stall rest for at least a month. The problem is he hates being indoors, and indoor stall rest isn't cheap. I'd like to build him a small outdoor stall/pen, 15'x15' or 10'x20'. Have any of you done this before? I'm specifically looking for advice on: - best...
  2. Barn Maintenance
    I have been asked to build a stable/pole barn (Not exactly sure what to call it) for someone and I am trying to figure out exactly how to do this. They currently have one that is only protected on 2 1/2 sides. One fully covered, one with a window, and one that is only sheltered up 4 foot from...
  3. Farm Forum
    Hi everyone, I've been researching how to start a horse ranch and was wondering, if you are a ranch owner, how did you start and do you have any tips for me? I'm still unsure as to whether I should outright purchase a smaller established ranch or build my own. My vision is for a 50-100 acre...
  4. Horse Talk
    We're looking to build a simple open-front horse shelter in one of our front paddocks. I was wondering how high and how wide we should aim for. It will be being built on my Grandma's land and she wants the poles to measure 15 feet, (3 feet below ground and 12 feet above) but I was unsure how...
  5. Barn Maintenance
    So, I have a little bit of a problem and we can't really decide what to do about it. My husband and I bought this property in May that has a TON of trees... ridiculous amounts of trees actually :evil:. Anyway, we... well I would love to get an outdoor arena up in the near future and we're...
  6. Horse Talk
    I'm not sure which forum group to put this in. I want to build an outdoor arena in a section of our pasture. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible. Where I want to build it, it is bordered by two sections of fence. So, I'm not concerned about the fencing. What I need to figure out...
  7. Jumping
    A while back, after adding a few photos to a thread here in the horseforum.com Jumping Forum of a pair of jump standards that I made, VelvetsAB asked me to post instructions for how to make them. That sounded like a good idea, so my initial thought was to cut and paste some ideas that I found on...
  8. Barn Maintenance
    My family is thinking about building a barn at our RV park. It is located across from one of the biggest horse show facilities in Georgia and we have a lot of overnight traffic go through with horses. What I wanted to know from y'all is what is your favorite thing about your barn and what is...
  9. Barn Maintenance
    I currently have my 2 horses boarded on an 80 acre horse farm. They've been there for over 10 years now and well taken care of with all the riding amenities you could want. However, I want my horses closer: in case they need special care, boarding is really, really difficult - let alone not...
  10. Horse Pictures
    I love barns and would love to see yours/one you board at!
  11. Horse Training
    Hi i am a new horse owner. we currently have one horse and have a 1/2 acre paddock for him and just added electric to another acre for grazing when the weather is nicer. We live on a small 7 acre farm and we are thinking of building a round pen now! Probably between 60-80ft in diameter. I was...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I love to see other people's barns and hear about what works and doesn't work for them. It's always great to find a new idea or two to incorporate into our own set ups! If you'd like, please tell us about your barn. Photos would be great if you have them! What do you like about it? What...
  13. Barn Maintenance
    Hi there! I've been dreaming of and planning out my future boarding and breeding stables (I'm 16... heehee) and, in the process of figuring out costs, I've been pretty dang shocked. 60k+ to build an indoor riding ring? Really? I just can't see why. So, could anyone who owns or has built...
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