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Current track layout -- February 2010
|Spotted T Apps Turnout Movement Data Chart|
|Date||Horse Name||Average Speed||Total Distance Traveled||Duration of GPS Tracking and Stats||Projected 24-hour Distance|
|Jan 27, 2010||South||0.2 mph||0.4 miles||2 hours. |
Turned on while they were eating grain. Filled feeders full of hay and spread some on track. So most of this timing is their heaviest eating time of the day. 6 yr old mare that has a slight abcess on a back foot, so she's not traveling more than absolutely necessary to get her meals.
|Jan 29, 2010||Lodi||1.2 miles||10 hours. |
Well after they have been grained and almost 2 hours into the freshly filled hay feeders. The Garmin played the whole 10 hours between turn on and shut off, so I could see that she walked up front for water 3 times, and to the back feeder 3 times, making the central feeder home base.
|Feb 3, 2010||Bita||1 mile||3 hours. |
Rain and all, I put it on Bita yesterday morning. When I got home last night I found she had stopped it at 1 hr and 6 min. :( I started it again and proceeded to go about my chores and dinner. Went back out before bed to retrieve it with 2 more hours of data.
|Feb 5, 2010||South||2.2 miles||10 hours. |
Her abcess is gone. 2.2 miles in 10 hours. That works out to 5.28 miles in a 24 hour period. I could be happy with that. On top of it, her owner rides her at least 3 times a week, sometimes for day long trail rides.
See how the Spotted T Apps turnout track developed over a few short months in this slide show.
I made my track fairly wide as I have a large number of horses that live on it of varying degrees of attitude. With a minimum of 5 horses and at least 2 alphas, I needed room for the younger horses to get away. The narrowest side of the track is 15' wide, with the 2 ends at 30' wide.
The first track is on about a 1 acre peice of the property. There is another acre behind it that will be accesible shortly. I hope to make that track narrower as they won't be fed on it, just traveling. I am thinking of 14' wide on the sides with a little more width on the back.
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The Development of a Paddock Paradise Plan:
New property I purchased, the three stages I had planned for the property above. The one on the left is the property as I purchased it. The middle was my immediate first plans, the right my final plans. As with all good intensions, things have changed already. New drawing coming to reflect changes.
The revised plan, which is sure to change at some point again. On the left is what I have currently, on the right reflect the most immediate plans for my PP. ~SpottedTApps
|I added Pea Gravel to my track. Link to the page is here: http://paddockparadise.wetpaint.com/page/Spotted+T%27s+Pea+Gravel||7-1-09. As with all projects, the PP is constantly changing, moving forward. I think I am finally at a spot where changes won't be made for a while to the fencing. We finished the back track and split the front track in half for a dominant horse to have his own PP. The layout drawing below shows this and pictures of the new track will be added. Things are settled down and everything is working out. I am happy with the movement the horses get as well as the fact that my pasture grass is saved and not killed by over grazing.|
|More details about this track on Natural Horse Resource.|
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