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post #1 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question I need to figure out how to cover my homemade round pen...Any ideas?

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I have left over Cypress logs...
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Please help, if have the time.
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 11:48 AM
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what about something like this?


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post #4 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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That is so nice, Isnt that thousands of dollars though?
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Even though you built the round pen it still will probably cost a good little bit. My boyfriend did construction for a long time and I asked him about this previously. He said that in order to have a roof it needs to be sturdy enough to get up onto, so you need a heavy duty premade roofing type thing like the other poster posted and/or a bunch of supports. Plus, because horses are going inside it you'll want it to be pretty tall for safety's sake... preferably tall enough for a horse to rear at LEAST, the taller the better. Taller also means you need more supports though...

There may be another way around it and I'd love to know what it is...
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A roof is going to be expensive. Why do you want to cover it? You could look into a coverall type roof but I am sure they are not cheap either
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to get my horses out of the rain, and the round bail as well. My Round pen is pretty tough-built with cypress logs run 3-4 feet into the ground. I live on 5 acres with a 1 acre pond, no barn or stalls, hundreds of Cypress Skinny trees with no shade, 1 oak with a small amount of shade. :(
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I guess I wont be covering the round pen. Way to much money, Id rather no build it either- don't want any accidents.
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It would be cheaper and easier to put up a covered lean to run in shed. This would also give them a wind break from the side which just a roof will not do.
I would have a run in just for the horses and not be concerned about covering the hay. With that many horses you probably go through a bale quickly
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I agree, it would be cheaper to just build a run.


Whatever you put over the round pen (which is very nice) will need to be designed to with stand wind lift and such too.

It is not so simple as just slapping a roof up there.
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