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  • Joined Sep 2013
new to small holding
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:57:53 pm »
hi everyone my name is elle and me and my partner ollie have been offered 3 acres of land we are hoping to keep my eriskay yearling (pony) and a few sheep on the grazing the pony would only be out for 12 hrs a day and would be stabled at night time, the breed we were looking at is oxford downs as our family have vast experience with this breed however being new to small holding looking for a quieter life does anyone have any suggestions or helpful hints and tips regarding sheep many thanks :D
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: new to small holding
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 08:47:41 pm »
One thing is make sure the pony is used to sheep and happy with them in the same field, some horses are and some aren't. If not rotate them and split the paddock with electric. Also beware of the sheep chewing the horses tail! But they will be good for each other in terms of worms (again best of all if rotated rather than co grazed but either is good)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: new to small holding
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 09:17:21 pm »
I don't know about sheep but wanted to say hi and welcome.  :wave:


  • Joined Sep 2013
Re: new to small holding
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 11:44:16 pm »
Ye he's a bit of a loner and enjoys jumping the fence to graze with the cows however will not stay in the field with other horses I think it is a case of mistaken identity lol


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: new to small holding
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 09:21:09 am »
Funny little pony  :)

Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie  :wave:


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