We finished adding all the fence posts (4×4 redwood) around the upper perimeter on the hillside. We want the horses to stay up on the hill and not venture through the garden and to the front of the house to eat the bird seed.
When we added the posts, we decided we needed a few openings. I built two sets of swinging gates, and we installed them today.
All the redwood posts and 2x4s came from a friend who milled them, and he gave to friends at no cost. My friend Rick is milling the 1×8 boards which will match the other fence around the road. I’ll coat with linseed oil. Looking forward to opening up the corral gates for the horses to run free and hopefully eat all the poison oak, scotch broom and other plants taking over.
I appreciate how we are redesigning spaces and have a upper hillside area with a trail for the horses. I have been reading a lot about horse track systems and even planting beneficial trees and herbs for the horses. That will be our next goal once we finish the structural components.