• Homestead

    Constructing the Dry Lot

      We are pretty lucky that our barn is located on higher ground and right next to a wooded area that we can use as a dry lot paddock for the horses.  It is always dry and has firm footing, even on days when it is rainy.  It will provide shade and space for them to walk and move, without getting too much grass or mud.  One concern I’ve thought about is that horses can eat the bark off trees, damaging them.  But I hope that with enough free choice hay left out for them, they will leave the trees alone.  Immediately adjacent to the run-in shed, we are going…