Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:16 AM
My dream fence is wooden posts, 4-5ft apart with a small-squared no-climb style fence with one board of wood on top to keep it straight, and another board on the bottom for any pasture in which I may have a foal.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:23 AM
I like the wooden snowfencing the best nothing can get into them and it seems to last even when they rub on it and we have a
strand of barb wire on top on the big horse side as they are the ones that break it off not the minis.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:09 PM
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:03 PM
JMO but half an acre is the very minimum that I would use for a mini and more if you have it. There is nothing more likely to make you laugh than a group of minis (or even a pair) throwing up their heels and having a fun, flat out race over a large expanse of pasture. And believe it or not, they will stay a lot fitter grazing and roaming around a large area than they will restricted to a smaller area where you have to feed hay and they stand around eating it.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
As for fencing, we have one corral in 4 ft. no-climb and the other in 4 ft. welded wire, each with hotwire at top and at knee height. I would never use either, especially the welded wire, without electric to keep them off the fence. With electric, you could also use field fencing, but I'd probably add a third hotwire for safety. Without electric, they will destroy any of these type fences in no time.
My 38" gelding showed me that he can hop over the 4 ft. fence from a standstill, no sweat. Lucky for us, he stays in by choice, but grain is locked safely away.
What if it's all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:31 PM
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