Proper size corral for 2 Horses

Asked August 2, 2015, 9:11 AM EDT

I have an acre of land in Luna County how much of this area will I need to use to build a corral for two horses?

Luna County New Mexico

1 Response

Hello,
This is going to depend on how you wish to use this corral. Are you planning on it being a source of 24 hour containment and nutrition source? One acre is not large enough typically to sustain horses from a nutritional perspective, regardless of forage quantity. They will need supplemental feed. Otherwise, the horses will need at least 12 X 12 per horse and enough room to get away from one another and move around a bit.