I am looking at fencing in our approximately 8 acre front pasture as part of phase one to get ready for a horse. The basic shape is a long rectangle. Depending on what I can find at the time I will use either t-posts with caps or wood posts. Prices seem to be fluctuating on wood posts around here. I will have at least one strand of hot tape on top with 3 or 4 strands of smooth wire under that. Before I get started I am going to need to get a good measurement of the area I want to do. I am going to break it up into 5 acres in front with the pond in it, and a 2 acre paddock towards the house and the barn (which will be built in phase 3). Somewhere in this I want a arena. There is a good large flat bit on one side of the 5 acre front pasture. I want to have a 100 by 200 arena with a few jumps.
How should I separate the arena from the pasture? Could I use the same fencing? If not how could I do a transition.