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PonyProblemes

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Paradise

  I just wanted to suggest to people how are bored of seeing ther horse(s) sanding around bored in the middle of a boring field. You might think that you field is fine, but the horse has nothing to do no where to go. So how about trying to make a paddock paradise? Your horses will have a track to follow . you can put food in one place and water and hay in an other. Just put fencing about 7m from the sides of the field and keep the middle of the field to make hay with for example. And keep the horse(s) in the track on the side. I have my 3 horses in a paddock paradise and hooves are perfect ( I have them barefoot) and they are less bored and exercise on ther own (but you still need to exercise him). You will find your horse will be mutch happier in his field

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

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 Why do you need 2 different profiles?

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PonyProblemes

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Re: Paradise

 what I only have 1 profile

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

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in another post you said you were anonnymous? ooooohhhhhh did the forum do that? sorry if that wasn't under your control I am having one of those blonde days!! x

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PonyProblemes

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Re: Paradise

 thats all right

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

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Our yard's getting that!! :D

Merlin<3

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

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It's an idea from a lady who lives in Canada, Jaime Jackson, and I think it works well if you have a LOT of suitable ground.

There's a lady who lives in Cornwall who comes on here, kellyscreech, who tried it for hers, but she's had to give it up for the winter as the tracks became too poached.

I tend to put out piles of hay all over the field for ours, so they have to move around to feed anyway, so that's a similar thought.

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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pippixox

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pippixox says:

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am i being really stupid here? i dont really get it? surely they then have less grazing and space and you end up needing to hay more?

i think really small paddocks do get boring, but surely you would need quite alot of land to do paradise paddocks? my guys are now out in a mix herd of 10 over 30 achres so they keep themselves busy and fit

my horses are my medicine, without them im even more crazy!

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: Paradise

a friend used to do this using yards and yards of electric tape. she made a kind of 'maze, like you say, with water gate etc on different 'arms' of the maze. this meant the horses did a lot of walking around!

 

i always thought it was a great idea...for those with that much electric tape and enough spare time!!! lol

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PonyProblemes

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Re: Paradise

 dear Pipipox,

yes they will need hay but what you can do is use sections of the middle field for grass. That way they will never run out opf grass. Once they have eaten down 1 section they can have a nother path and let the first grow you can give them an hour in the grass! But it is ypour desition

( I have very bad spelling)

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SuzyA

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SuzyA says:

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The idea behind it all is to try and enable horses to live like they do in the wild, i.e. constantly on the move, nibbling hear and there, walking over different types of ground to keep their barefoot hoofs in order. 

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