Things have gotten a little crowded here at In the Night Farm, particularly since it turns out that Incognito will be staying here instead of moving to Oregon as originally planned.
We’ve been playing musical horses to keep everybody in paddocks with companions they like, space they need, and access to all the feed — but only the feed — they’re supposed to have. We’ve made it work, but it has been painfully obvious that we need more space.
And so…TA DA! Ironman and I are building this:
It’s a 12×24 run-in designed so that it can be divided into two sections, each with a 30×40 foot paddock, or combined to give compatable horses access to the whole shelter and both paddocks. The dimensions are such that we’ll be able to use panels to keep a horse in a “stall” if necessary.
We even left gap in one of the struts for throwing a rope over to hold a horse’s head up for dental work. (I’m sure Consolation, who had her teeth floated last week, will be thrilled.)
Next project: Pasture fence. Oh, joy.