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post #1 of 17 Old 02-24-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Show me your homemade round-pen

as the title says Show me your homemade round-pen

I'm looking for inspiration to make my own roundpen :) - and I want it to be cheap, but if it looks expensive still, it will do I think.


I want pictures


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post #2 of 17 Old 02-26-2010, 12:19 AM
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Heres a ideal I came up with how to make one.
  1. Put a fence post in the ground in the center where you want to build it.
  2. Get a 30ft long string with a loop so you can hook it on the post.
  3. Walk out from the post with the string
  4. Walk around in a circle and mark on the ground with paint or rocks every 8 feet about
  5. Put fence posts where you marked
  6. Put up some type of fencing like the electric tape but don't gook it up or even a horse fence string.
  7. Put about three strands up of fencing
  8. Leave one section with only one strand and make a latch to look the fence to so you have a little gate.
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post #3 of 17 Old 02-26-2010, 12:40 AM
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Well this is what I have








50' round, because that's all the space we had, needed to fit between the cattle race and the shed there.

Bought the fence posts at a farm sale cost me $3 each, two utility poles, cut down for the gate posts, $5 each at the same sale.

The rails are 2nd grade 2" x 4" 8' long rails, cost $250 for a lift of them and I used just over half on the pen, and traded the rest against the gate and the sand.

Then it cost me a bunch of nice meals and other favors to get DH to level the site and set the poles etc.

Works well enough for my guys who are all pretty laid back, not sure it would bounce a wild one off of the rail, keep meaning to put another rail, heavier one, along the top there.

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post #4 of 17 Old 02-26-2010, 05:15 AM
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that's a pretty good round pen
I have always wanted to build one... it may happen yet the way orloff explained it sounds really easy and i'm sure all the stuff is laying around somewhere :)
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post #5 of 17 Old 02-26-2010, 09:19 PM
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Here is a link to the round pen my hubby built me.. 50' and 7' tall.. :o)

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post #6 of 17 Old 02-26-2010, 09:36 PM
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Here is a link to the round pen my hubby built me.. 50' and 7' tall.. :o)
No link?

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post #7 of 17 Old 02-27-2010, 01:48 AM
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Heres a ideal I came up with how to make one.
  1. Put a fence post in the ground in the center where you want to build it.
  2. Get a 30ft long string with a loop so you can hook it on the post.
  3. Walk out from the post with the string
  4. Walk around in a circle and mark on the ground with paint or rocks every 8 feet about
  5. Put fence posts where you marked
  6. Put up some type of fencing like the electric tape but don't gook it up or even a horse fence string.
  7. Put about three strands up of fencing
  8. Leave one section with only one strand and make a latch to look the fence to so you have a little gate.
I hope you have a very very gentle horse otherwise it won't work.

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post #8 of 17 Old 02-27-2010, 10:43 PM
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LOL woops!

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post #9 of 17 Old 02-27-2010, 11:41 PM
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Here is a link to the round pen my hubby built me.. 50' and 7' tall.. :o)
your husband must be pretty handy.

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post #10 of 17 Old 02-27-2010, 11:51 PM
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Love your roundpen starline!

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