This is my first post here, but I just wanted to put it out there in the "crittersphere", that if anyone here has any questions or could use some advice regarding horses. I do have quite a knowledge base to draw from, and have decades of experience with horses. So, I'm just puttin' that out there
I am 44 and live on Vancouver Island, I own a 23 acre farm, am single and have 5 horses, 5 dogs and 3 cats right now. I have been primarily working on setting up the property for the horses this last few years, and I am getting closer to my goal with that. Next springs goals are a large garden and to get the chicken coop built and running.
I do want to eventually get off the grid and become as self sufficient as possible. I would like my next projects to include getting hydro electric devices set up , I do have 3 streams running through my property. First I would just like to create enough energy to run my waterpump during the winter , as where I live , the winters can have the power out for well over a week at a time. So, that being said, any advice on how a hydro electric rookie can make a simple device to do so , would be greatly appreciated and received.
Thank you for your welcoming reply. I am a certified riding coach and horse trainer. I am certified to do human Shiatsu massage, reiki , hot stone and other TCM treatments as well. I do teach clinics on horsemanship , behaviour etc etc. I love to share and exchange information. So, I am looking forward to reading my way through these forums :)
Welcome. I like horses too. I'm happy to see another horse person on here. :-) I stayed up late last night because I received a Road To The Horse DVD set yesterday.......and I just had to watch some of it even though my eyes were getting foggy. LOL
Have you seen the Rockley Farm blog? A few years or so ago, after having spent years of doing barefoot trimming on my own horses, I found Rockley Farm. Nic Barker has two excellent books, they can be found on amazon. ;-)
Are you doing a track system, paddock paradise, on your property?
My Food Forest - Mile elevation. Zone 6a. Southern Idaho <--I moved in year two...unfinished...probably has cattle on it.
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