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post #11 of 20 Old 09-26-2010, 06:42 PM
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If I had the choice I'd definitely use all metal, but if you know your horses that you'll be using it with won't run into the walls, the wood will work great. I made a 50' roundpen out of wood. I used the $2 landscape timbers from the Home Depot for posts, a half bag of cement and put them down about 3' into the ground leaving 5' up top. Then I went to the sawmill and got 1"x6"x8' boards for $1 a piece and put 3 boards. One at 1', one at 3', and one at 5'. Then I put a gate to get in and out. Very cheap, very sturdy, but the only downfall, you can't move it like a metal roundpen.
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post #12 of 20 Old 09-26-2010, 06:43 PM
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Oh, and put the boards on the inside of the posts, so if they run into them, the don't just push the boards right out.
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post #13 of 20 Old 09-27-2010, 09:06 AM
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I would love to build a round pen, but to the poster who mentioned getting panels for $50 apiece-is that normal? They seem to cost 100 each here (KS)
There has been a fellow at Equifest in Wichita every year who sells panels very similar to what Smrobs posted. If I remember right he asks $60-70. Just FYI
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post #15 of 20 Old 10-06-2010, 11:59 AM
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We used livestock panels from the local farm store to build our 45' roundpen and even though I love the size to work young horses in, it is definitely too small to ride in.
The good thing about the panels, like other said already, is, that you can used them for different things as well. They come in very handy if you need to seperate a paddock or need a horse on very limited turn out. And we can always buy more panels and enlarge the roundpen if needed.

My dream is, to have a solid (wood) built 60' roundpen to ride in and the smaller one for just groundwork with the youngsters... but that's still just a dream...

I do like the idea with the tires and would love to see a picture of it!
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post #17 of 20 Old 10-06-2010, 12:47 PM
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Thank you!
Simple and effective!
Great idea!!
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post #18 of 20 Old 10-06-2010, 03:33 PM
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Wow, that'd be a lot of tires!!
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post #19 of 20 Old 10-06-2010, 04:00 PM
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That is an very interesting way to use something that most people have a hard time finding an economical way to dispose of.
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-06-2010, 04:20 PM
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The people who built it said all the tires were free as it would normally cost someone to dispose of them. I'm thinking of doing this but in a different way.

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