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    04-24-2010, 11:49 AM
I know. We're going to build it Sunday :) I'll take pics!
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    04-24-2010, 12:16 PM
Green Broke
I LOVE the idea of the tire round pen! That's brilliant! I'm big into freecycling anyways, and it seems, if the walls were sturdy enough, it would also be great protection for them.

I'm putting up a large roundpen/half sized arena right now,(40x70) wood fence, but the footing prep is the big headache, like yours it's just in an area of lawn right now.

If you DON'T go for the tire walls, maybe you could have someone shred the tires for additional footing? I've heard it makes great arena footing!
    04-24-2010, 12:36 PM
We are going to reinforce the bottom layer of tires by filling them with dirt, and we have a lot (probably the majority) that still have rims on them that should make it really sturdy. We're going to use T-posts to reinforce it a little bit as well.

I'm excited, it won't be pretty but it's eco-friendly, and the tires will be USED for something! We didn't have the thousands of dollars it would cost to have them disposed of, so this is awesome!
    04-24-2010, 08:13 PM
I'm sooo sad!!! My hunni has to work, so no roundpen for me this weekend :( I highly doubt I can get much accomplished myself. But hey, it's overtime.

Just wanted to update with my terrible let down lol
    04-25-2010, 01:48 AM
Green Broke
Just cuious how do you get the horse inside the round pen??
Lol the pics don't show what they use for a gate what would you be using?
    04-25-2010, 11:25 AM
We are going to leave an open space, and either buy/build a gate. We have enough materials laying around that we shouldn't have to buy one. You would just have to put a couple posts in the ground to mount a gate to :)
    04-26-2010, 02:47 AM
Green Broke
That is awesome :)
I might see if I can get my friends dad to build one lol.
It will probably end up with me and my friend building it though.
Once your done I would love to know around how many tires you used :P
    04-26-2010, 11:02 AM
I'll certainly let you know. We haven't been able to do it yet due to schedules and weather - it's been POURING rain and cold. I'm getting impatient!!
    04-28-2010, 06:18 AM
Green Broke
Awww :( maybe make plans on who your going to lunge first lol and how great it will be once you have your marvelous roundpen :P
    04-28-2010, 09:52 AM
Green Broke
I bought a wood round pen on craigslist for $200. We had to dismantle it and are rebuilding it but hubby figures its about $900 - $1000 in wood. Unfortunately we are putting it up at our property and probably won't be finished this year (unless we can get someone to pound the posts in) so I won't have a finished picture.


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