My boyfriend's aunt & uncle bought their daughter a pony about a year ago, and have been boarding it ever since. Since facilities around where I live are few and far between, the pony isn't exactly at the greatest barn right now. Fortunately, her owners recognize this and have started building a facility at home (yaaay!). They've asked me for my advice in getting it set up and whatnot. I need to stress now that this operation is going on an unlimited budget. These people are sparing no expense when it comes to this facility.. we're talking big bucks for the best available.
We got to talking about fencing options, and they're dead set on wood. They say its because of the ease and esthetic appeal of it. I'm strongly suggesting vinyl hollow rails, which look identical to wood but are guaranteed to not shatter and splinter like wood does, on top of a number of other safety features. I've told them time and time again my points for picking this, but they're still hung up on wood.
What are your thoughts on the issue? If you had all the money you wanted to do your facility, what would you do/not do?