Hello Friends and fellow horse women and men (and best bloggers in the world)
I have a question I am hoping to get some advice on.
We have reached the point with my pens where we need to decided if we are going to add more panels or leave them as is. It is the impending storm due to hit this weekend that has brought us to this dilemma.
As they stand now, if we just threw on the gates for now, each horse would have a 9 x 40 run to his or herself. 24 outside 16 inside.
Is that enough room for a horse to reside in and remain emotionally and physically healthy? Keeping in mind that 2 horses a day get let out to the pasture for exercise. No one would spend more than 24 hours at a time in those runs.
Once we put the gates up they will stay that way till next spring when it warms up. Then we can continue our project and extend the runs another 24 feet. We could have them done in a few hours and be totally prepared for the storm
Plan b is wait out the storm and hope for one more weekend afterwards that will allow us to finish the original design. (another 24 feet)
It seems to me that it should be big enough for now, but I don't KNOW that it is so I worry, I guess.
I would sure appreciate any input anyone has for me.