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    I can't decide if they scare me or if I think they're cool!

    Rue would be scared stiff by them.
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  • #2
    I think it would blow away or get shredded by the wind, but it's not a terrible idea in itself...
    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


    • Original Poster

      I think you peg them down so the wind can't blow them about.
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      • #4
        Yeah but you obviously don't have the kind of winds we get here!!!
        Today is probably 20-30 miles an hour, and that's mild!!!
        "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


        • #5
          what will people think up next-------it wont last long in gale force winds


          • #6
            Forget the wind factor.
            My vandals would destroy them in an afternoon.

            They're Arabs, and insist on goat hair tents.
            "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

            ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


            • #7
              I think it's hilarious that these are made by a sail company. That's EXACTLY what they'd do in gale force winds. Up, up and away!


              • #8
                I can just see a pony getting tangled in the thing, and then the wind blowing it away. Pony Parachute!!
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                • #9
                  Ummm.... wow...... THATS AWSOME!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Guin View Post
                    I can just see a pony getting tangled in the thing, and then the wind blowing it away. Pony Parachute!!
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                    • #11
                      Pony parachute, funny!!

                      I can picture my large horses trying to squeeze into it and then getting stuck/tangled and rescued by the two ponies who were smart enough to avoid it in the first place!! They use the round bales, tree line and big horses as their wind block. W/ all that hair, they don't really need it.
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                      • #12
                        ha ha gives a new meaning to pegasus haha

                        theres a new pony book out -- how to teach your pony to fly haha


                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by amdfarm View Post
                          Pony parachute, funny!!

                          I can picture my large horses trying to squeeze into it and then getting stuck/tangled and rescued by the two ponies who were smart enough to avoid it in the first place!! They use the round bales, tree line and big horses as their wind block. W/ all that hair, they don't really need it.
                          Mine would do that too.
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                          • #14
                            I used a pop up picnic shelter - roof only - from WalMart - 60 dollars or so, as a run in shed for my pony stallion for the summer - he loved it. It finally died in a high windstorm, but I feel that I got my 60 dollars worth! It had pegs to stake it down, which mostly worked. Nothing like a ghetto run in shed.


                            • #15
                              Nice idea, but this would NEVER last not even a day in the field with the geldings, they get into everything and would see this as their new toy and have it destroyed. But the mares on the other hand, well, my mare would snort, fart and try to run thru the fence to get away from the "monster" and the other mare would have to follow her even if she didn't want to because she hates being alone. A neighbor of ours is using one of those half circle looking car port looking tarpy things & it's working well for his 3 draft horses, it has all of us jealous and in amazement this is working for him?!


                              • #16
                                We have one of those pop-up play houses for our son... The horses are less than thrilled with it to say the least... Besides, for that kind of coin my hubby could build a decent run in that won't blow away with the March winds.
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                                • #17

                                  It is a windbreak designed for exposed paddocks with no shelter, mine is standing nearly 2 years in all conditions. Its where the ponies go to get a break from really bad rain in wind. Really works well if you want to get away from tramped muddy fixed shelters.


                                  • #18
                                    Why on earth did this thread pop up after 8 months!?!


                                    • #19
                                      "(27 FOYER) PONYCAVE - is an all weather, all year round field shelter designed on the same computer systems that design the sails for ocean sailing yachts. PONYCAVE is mobile, light weight and practical. Offering shelter against the worst of the bitter wind and driving winter rain, the cave will shelter up to 3 ponies or 2 horses. No more heavily poached ground around your field shelter you can move the PONYCAVE in a few minutes. It may be only 0° Celsius outside but with 25 knots of wind it will feel like minus 12° Celsius, add sleet and rain for a nasty night in the paddock. The PONYCAVE should be backed onto the wind direction and will then reduce heat loss by protecting stock from the main effects of wind-chill and by reducing the wetted area. Point of Contact: Clem FitzGerald, Ponycave, 59 Feney Road, Moira, Co Down T: 028 92617577 M: 07795242173 E: pony@ponycave.com www.ponycave.com "


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by dmalbone View Post
                                        Why on earth did this thread pop up after 8 months!?!
                                        Google Clem and Ponycave, and there's your answer.

                                        Although advertising like this ain't allowed on COTH, I've got to admit, it's a neat-looking idea!