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  1. Farm Forum
    We only have 1.5 acres available for our horse, so we need to set up a sacrifice lot this fall. How large would you make this (we plan on adding a second horse/mini or pony as soon as we can - open to options, just looking for the right fit)? Currently, our horse is turned out 24/7, and I would...
  2. Farm Forum
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice/opinions on those who are far more experienced in fencing for horses than I am. I have been looking into purchasing a 3-rail horse fence for a roughly 140'x430' rectangular pasture with two 10' gates (one on a long side, one on a short) in central NY and have...
  3. Horse Training
    Hi all, i have a HUGE problem, i just got a new paddock fenced off with hot wire (3 strand) 8.2J paddock is just under an acre. My gelding will be going in there with his younger sister and my mini gelding (their all best mates) but the problem is he has no respect for fencing and has never seen...
  4. New to Horses
    Hello! I'll try to make this as straightforward as possible. At the end of October/early November I plan to move my two horses (a bonded gelding and mare I've owned for years) onto the 5 acres of land next to my recently purchased home in NY. I'm not new to horses by any means but I'm new to...
  5. Horse Boarding
    I am trying to grow back the grass in my paddock so I am strip grazing my mare but she keeps jumping over the electric tape and eating the grass I'm growing back!! I really need suggestions on how to stop her from doing this, I don't want to buy taller fence posts so please don't suggest that...
  6. Farm Forum
    Hey everyone! So I'm back with another fencing question. Everyone was so helpful about types of fencing and how to fix my post height issues, and so I set to work setting up the fence. I found all sorts of answers to how tight to make ELECTRIC fencing (and the whys), but my issue lies with...
  7. New to Horses
    Hey guys! I'm new to the equine world. I bought a new house and two mules (14.3 hands) and plan on getting two horses (of 16 hands) within a year. The previous owner had two show horses they kept on the property in a 4 strand electric fence. It's been a while since they had cared for it and it...
  8. New to Horses
    I am preparing my Minnesota farm for a pair of Shire's and am curious if anyone has any experience with using a living fence, specifically lilacs, for pasturing? Any input or suggestions are appreciated! - Kristian
  9. New to Horses
    Hi All! I'm not necessarily new to horses but it has been awhile. I rode and owned horses growing up but never kept them on my own property. I recently bought 3 wooded acres for 2-3 horses and need some pointers on how to get it horse ready. Right down to the basics. I realize this is a very...
  10. Trail Riding
    Hey guys!!! So I'm taking my quarter horse to the deer lease for spring break (Mid march) because that's what I asked to do for my birthday. Because I want to keep him out there for a minimum of four days, I have to make a temporary fence for him, so He's not tied up the entire time. What...
  11. Barn Maintenance
    Hi, I just moved into a new place and am looking for information on how to fence in my horses. I have two horses and they have about an acre that I need to fence in. My barbed wire fence that was on the property is broken and would need repair. I am looking into electric fencing, as there is a...
  12. New to Horses
    hi, I just moved into a new place and am looking for information on how to fence in my horses. I have two horses and they have about an acre that i need to fence in. My barbed wire fence that was on the property is broken and would need repair. I am looking into electric fencing, as there is a...
  13. Horse Talk
    My horse is in a paddock with a electic fence tape through the middle and he keeps getting out! He gets out when it is on or off but if it is off then he will go back in to grab a drink so I have left it off. I even see him standing right in the middle of the fence like he is deciding where he...
  14. Barn Maintenance
    Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forum. I am adopting a BLIND 11yr old Mare from a shelter. She is fully broke, solid, and very mild tempered. I currently board another horse at my good friend's stables, and will also be boarding her there. I am fully prepared for the special needs she will...
  15. Horse Training
    Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forum. I am adopting a BLIND 11yr old Mare from a shelter. She is fully broke, solid, and very mild tempered. I currently board another horse at my good friend's stables, and will also be boarding her there. I am fully prepared for the special needs she will...
  16. Barn Maintenance
    I am in the midst of saving up for enough posts to make a round pen using buck and rails. The problem is, I am at a loss of how to attach a gate, since the bucks are angled. Has anyone ever constructed this type of fence and attached a gate? Any ideas out there?
  17. Horse Talk
    I have two geldings. I have a 3 year old and a 21 year old. I have had them in multiple paddocks. They respect the fences until I walk away. They have run through my electric fences that have four wires across. They have snapped board and pushed through my wooden fences. I need a solution.
  18. Barn Maintenance
    I was thinking would it be cheaper to buy a house with land and get the fencing, stables and ménage built or buy a house with them already? (in pounds if you can please) thanks!x
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  20. Draft Horses
    Hi Folks Out There With Draft Horse Knowledge, With the current economic crisis many really good draft horses are on the market. They have really come down in price and we have the opportunity to adopt one. He's 17H. The trouble is that he (and another one we also looked at) have learned...
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