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#1 Marsha Cassada

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:13 PM

You may remember we tore down our old corral in the spring.  Finally, we are getting it back together.  It's amazing how much I miss it.  The hardest part was leveling the area.  Box blade with teeth, then the Land Leveler to contour the area so the runoff from the mountain will go around instead of through the corral area.  We got two corner posts set.  Figuring out the dimensions to match the cattle panels and runway panels and gate was tricky.  I want to use the old runway panels for part of the east section, as they are good wind baffles and good to hang buckets/hay bags on.  The rest will be cattle panels.  We have a big pile of utility poles to use for corners and gate posts.  I'm still running the magnet over the area constantly and still picking up corroded nails and metal bits.  I'd like to know what in the world was in the area originally to generate so much metal debris.

In a perfect world, I would have electricity there, but that isn't going to happen for now.

So, which of your areas would you have the most trouble doing without for nearly a year? 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

Im the same, I have a little yard with an open stable that I would be at a loss without. Its critical that I am able to use it during spring and autumn when One of my little ones is prone to laminitis.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:45 AM

Yes, I have missed my corral as I use as a dry lot.  I've had to keep mine confined in the horse motel.  It's roomy, but not as nice as the corral because it is so enclosed.  They don't get to watch everything going on.  We must get the corral finished before the auodad rutting season.  I don't think an auodad can get into the corral, so my horses should be safe there.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:56 PM

I would miss my small paddock. It has just barely enough grass to keep them nibbling and browisng but not enough to make them fat. It's almost a dry lot but not quite.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:23 PM

I couldn't live without any of it!  But think I would miss the pasture the most.  Without it I would have to hand graze three horses and pick grass for the mule. :yes   


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

I agree that losing ANY would be rough...... We have lots of pasture and paddocks with grass which cuts down on how much hay they get. But dry lots are ESSENTIAL too!


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