THE FENCE IS DONE! This feels so good! Even the horses are smiling!






I have to say, it is true that living in a place for a while helps you figure out what you need and what wroks best in fencing…  I mean, I had to put in the original fencing to house the horses, but once they were in, there were so many other factors to consider –  weather, slope, traffic, horse paths, sun, shade, shelters… – when I put in these new fencelines, I knew exactly what I needed and wanted.  A very good feeling.

NEW FENCING!!

Yay!

The new fenceline is in between Annie/Mo/Gwen/Missy Miss!  It looks  so. much. better.  than a red panel zigzag.  Although, I will say that having panels available are a horsegodsend.  Panels are so workable and are an instant aid when needed…

Anyway, I had the panels up so I could separate Annie, should she get pushy with anyone.  And because it was way easier for me to groom them when I could single out whomever.  Whenever I’d bring out the grooming bucket, I’d get mauled…

And, for me, being OCD (a bit), looking at a true fence instead of the uneven panels, eased my mind.  Also a consideration, our AirBnB guests can now look out over the horses and it all looks organized and complete, which was important to me.  THANK YOU, HUBBY!

I’ve explained what we did on the caption of each photo below.

We added the wood fence to replace the red panels – which allows me to separate horses. You can see the new gate at the bottom which allows these horses to go into the 5 acre pasture. There is also a gate between these two upper pastures. The between gate is opened in this photo.

Here, I am standing in front of the new gate that allows me to remove a horse in the new paddock that we created. There is also a gate at the bottom where these horses can go into the 5 acre paddock. Also, you can see the gate between the two pastures.

Yes, we already had this fenceline… but it was the original, wimpy wire from the previous owners – who didn’t have horses. So, we replaced this long run of wire with new Tposts and new, strong, non-climb. This is a huge relief. Even though we put hotwire on this fence, I was worried that Annie would break it down one of these days…trying to get at Finn.  She often goes into the 5 acres and then over to this fenceline to tease Finn.  (You can see that the new trees at the far side have lost their leaves, except for the California Peppers.)

HAPPY HORSES!

Mo and Annie.  They can still mingle with Missy Miss and Gwen because I leave the gates open most of the time.

Missy Miss up front here – with her very interesting whorls… and Gwen in the rear.

Norma is very happy with her own feeder. She didn’t like Gwen being in her paddock. Dodger loves his own feeder, but he had a love/hate with Gwen. So, he misses her a bit.  He likes this feeder so he can watch the ladies.

I didn’t know if Gwen and Missy Miss would buddy up – but they did.

FOR ME

I wanted a gate so I could get into the 5 acres without having to go through the horse pastures.  I also wanted to be able to bring a horse with me into the 5 acres – safely.  In this way, I could close all the other gates to the 5 acres and bring a horse with me down there to work or ride them, eventually.  It is steep, but the bottom part is flat.  I’m working on this.

See the gate at the bottom of this aisle? These trees are dormant now, but when they are full, this alley should be pretty. Anyway, now I can walk a horse down the aisle and out the gate, into the 5 acres with me. Or, I can go into the 5 acres by myself to check on fencing or whatever – without having to go through horse pastures with excited horses who want to go out, too!  Normally, not an issue… but everything is a bit less safe when you are working on a steep slope.  Note to self:  Never, ever purchase horse property on a hill with not enough flats.

Here is a pic of the new gate for me. If you look down the hill, the flat part is the area around the old water tank. However there is a very steep slope to get there. I’m working on that. And, the horses who graze out there have cut some paths, which is helpful.

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