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  1. I've got something like this, galvanized, in 5'...

    I've got something like this, galvanized, in 5' lengths that I was going to use (from nearish farm store)
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  2. Since I don't really want the siding either...

    Since I don't really want the siding either inside or outside the metal legs of my (carport) shelter, I am planning to use angle iron attached to the legs and then attach the wood to that. Was not...
  3. One thing to consider with your layout are...

    One thing to consider with your layout are setbacks.

    We are in Florida (Lake County) and when we went to put up our "animal shelter" after buying 5 acres it had to be 200 ft from property lines or...
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    I'm not sure where else to /get/ a gate than at...

    I'm not sure where else to /get/ a gate than at the local TSC, or maybe another local farm store about 40 min from me (if I can figure out how to transport it, I don't have a truck).

    I was...
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    If the strap is that low, I too would wonder if...

    If the strap is that low, I too would wonder if the sheet is too big?
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    I have a carport as a shelter and they used 3'...

    I have a carport as a shelter and they used 3' mobile home anchors to secure it to the ground (4 on each side I think)
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    This reminds me of the time I was house-sitting...

    This reminds me of the time I was house-sitting at a house that was basically 2 cleared acres in the middle of a bunch of fields. One night "aliens" came to attack across the street--they were...
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    I was planning to use a round post, 7-8"...

    I was planning to use a round post, 7-8" diameter, 8' long, set 3' in the ground, would that be okay?
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    Lol, I am more apt to find buried garbage than...

    Lol, I am more apt to find buried garbage than rocks :(

    Watching the video that Ghazzu linked, I am missing my grandma's post hole digger, rather than a clamshell, I guess it would be considered a...
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    Hmm, wood posts vs metal then? Since I have kind...

    Hmm, wood posts vs metal then? Since I have kind of a blank slate, figure I ask lots of questions in hopes of doing it "right" :)
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    I am in central Florida where it rains a decent...

    I am in central Florida where it rains a decent amount in the summers and is hot and humid. The ground here is sometimes referred to as "sugar sand". It is very easy to dig in and drains really...
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    Concrete or no for a gate post?

    I have been reading about setting fence posts. Concrete vs not concrete. I can find decent information about "fence" posts, but not sure about gate posts. Planning to build a 40x70 paddock off his...
  13. There is a gal around here that pulls a 3 horse...

    There is a gal around here that pulls a 3 horse trailer with a large van. Seems to work just fine, and we have a variety of hills around too so it has to be able to make it up and down those :)
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    Hmm, lots of good comments here, may have to give...

    Hmm, lots of good comments here, may have to give my bottle another shot!
  15. Hmm, I wonder if that would help mask the...

    Hmm, I wonder if that would help mask the copper/zinc I add to my horse's breakfast.
  16. Yay for allergies under control, major BOO for...

    Yay for allergies under control, major BOO for lyme :( Hope you can get that under control too!
  17. Interesting, I had a vet recommend that last...

    Interesting, I had a vet recommend that last fall.

    OP, is your horse still doing well?
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    Yeah, TSC used to have it but stopped at some...

    Yeah, TSC used to have it but stopped at some point in the last year. I've seen it at two places within an hour of me, one is a large feed store, the other is a farm and building supply store. ...
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    I found this roll of approx 3" wide mesh stuff...

    I found this roll of approx 3" wide mesh stuff that has been very helpful for flysheet repairs. I found it in some sewing supplies that my mom gave me so I'm not sure what it's called :(
  20. I would never use plain high-tensile wire, that...

    I would never use plain high-tensile wire, that sounds like a cheese slicer!

    I am asking about the coated kind. I have seen it before and seems very stiff so would imagine it wouldn't really be...
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    I just have one horse. He has a slow feeder that...

    I just have one horse. He has a slow feeder that I am able to keep plenty of hay in. He gets 1/2-3/4lb ration balancer twice a day. So since he basically always has hay, we just aim for feeding...
  22. Coated electric high-tensile fence vs electrobraid

    Title pretty much says it. I know some people have had bad experience with electrobraid fencing, I was wondering how it compares to a coated, electric, high-tensile fence? Something like this...
  23. Agree with the summer sore comments based on your...

    Agree with the summer sore comments based on your description. First year I had my horse in Florida I was introduced to them... My gelding still has a scar on a front fetlock from one of them.
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    A friend in Bellingham I know used to feed her...

    A friend in Bellingham I know used to feed her horse something from Elenbaas Equiscience http://www.elenbaasco.com/equine/equiscience/index.html I think they have a senior feed.
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    If they have access to the runs all the time, do...

    If they have access to the runs all the time, do you have shavings in the stalls? Might be easier to clean if the stalls are just mats?
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