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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:49 AM

2. Depending on the type of acreage (pasture, woods, etc.) about 5 acres is good for a horse.

I recommend setting up several small paddocks and rotating the horse through them, or else it will trample the ground in one spot. Make sure your fencing is very sturdy, and be prepared for how smart horses are at figuring out locks, gates, fence weaknesses, etc. when they want to go "visiting" or decide the grass is greener elsewhere. Some electric fencing is often a good idea. Barbed wire is not so good, and never get that wire fencing that is made up of 4"x4" square gaps--they're the perfect size fora hoof to get stuck and major injury to occur.

Lots more advice that I don't have time to give at this moment, but I'm sure other DUers will help you.

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