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Re: RC: Re: Re: Question for the serious trail rider.

Jeri, thanks for the reply.

40 wide would be hard for me, the way the barn is set up, but I could make
them pretty long. Our pastures are aprox 30 acres each,  but I'm not willing
to put outside horses with my mares and babies.   Now, I'm thinking about
20x40 or 20x50 pens and cross fence one of the pastures (10 acres?) for
boarder turnout.  that may be the best answer.  If I'm reading your response
correctly, your concern is for self-exercise and play-time, not grazing
(since they would have hay in their pens.)

Becky Huffman, Cleburne, Texas
Huffman's Arabians ~ The Original Series ~

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from
doing something worthwhile." Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865--1940)

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Subject: Re: RC: Re: Re: Question for the serious trail rider.

> As a boarder, it's hard for me to think about keeping  a horse in a pen
> unless the pen is big enough for the horse to self-exercise.  That means
> probably 40'  X 80' minimum. My two mares share a pen part-time which is
> least that big, and they can run a little in it.  But when they're turned
> out, they still do the two or three fast turns around the pasture, which
> indicates to me that they really didn't have enough room.  jeri

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