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Fencing for a run attached to a stall

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    I don't have a big turnout area for him. We have an indoor arena that is 100'x60', and a smallish roundpen that is probably about 30ish feet wide. If he's out too long he gets antsy and starts running and it just turns into a "let me out!!" frenzy. He is turned out in the arena every day for about 30 minutes, and then he is pleading to go back home.

    He's kind of a mean guy. He only likes certain horses, but only behind a fence. If he gets in close proximity to others without a fence he of course has to show how manly he is and start a fight.
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    • #22
      Originally posted by NBChoice View Post
      Lol, excuse my stupidity, but what the heck is bean wire?!

      Here is a pic of how big our runs are:

      Like I said they are about 30' long and 12' wide. I guess I'm just nervous that he will touch the hot wire, fly back into the wire behind him and not know where to go because he just keeps hitting wire. I suppose the runs are pretty wide, they look really wide in the pic, but once you're inside it seems smaller.
      OP - I really like this setup! We have been considering doing something similar. Our two ponies are turned out in a large 3 acre field during the daytime, and stalls in the evening but we wanted to add some "space" to the stall areas. Do you know how your panels are connected to the barn? What do you use on the ground in the runs? Thanks for providing a picture!
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      • #23
        We have a serious cribber at our barn, the kind you have to basically strangle for the miracle collar to do something. He started getting pretty nasty rubs from the collar, so the owners got a cribbing muzzle for him. It's got a metal bottom and the horse can eat and drink fine, just can't grab onto anything! Lots cheaper than panels and saves your horse's teeth!



        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by OTTBcooper View Post
          OP - I really like this setup! We have been considering doing something similar. Our two ponies are turned out in a large 3 acre field during the daytime, and stalls in the evening but we wanted to add some "space" to the stall areas. Do you know how your panels are connected to the barn? What do you use on the ground in the runs? Thanks for providing a picture!
          Thanks! We added a strip of wood (I think a 2x4) to the inside of each stall. Then we drilled a hole through the outside metal and through the 2x4 inside the stall(2 holes-one high, and one low). After that we put an eye bolt through the holes with the circular side outside. The inside we grinded off so that it was flush against the 2x4 and put a nut on it and also some lock tight stuff. Outside we then lined up the panels and used U-bolts to connect them to the eye bolts. If you don't understand(my explanation is a little confusing, hard to explain it!) please let me know and I can get a picture of the inside and outside for you. It's been holding up great, except for the cribber of course. His u-bolts and eye-bolts and all the other nuts and bolts and chains and whatever else we have on there have to be checked frequently to make sure nothing is loose.

          On the ground we had the builders use packed lime stone. It's a little churned up and mixed in with lots of trampled poop, but after 2 years there are almost no major holes or anything. The drainage kind of sucks, but that's also because the horses have kind of depressed the middle due to their walking in and out of the stalls.

          Anyway, if you have any more questions feel free to ask. And if you need pictures of anything in particular please let me know.
          http://www.youtube.com/user/NBChoice http://nbchoice.blogspot.com/
          The New Banner's Choice- 1994 ASB Mare
          Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
          Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding