Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
I made a decent schooling ring for less than three hundred dollars. I took yellow plastic paint buckets, turned them upside down, used a hole saw and cut a hole on each side of the top (actually the bottom of the bucket), and ran heavy 2 inch PVC pipes through the holes. You can make just corners, but I made an almost fully enclosed ring. It actually looks pretty darn good. It's only weakness is if a horse steps hard on the buckets, they might break. But, hey, buying a replacement 2.00 bucket isn't too bad. I would buy enough buckets to have several extras. If they stop making the yellow ones, it would look bad to insert another color.
I had photos of the process to make it, but I can't find them anywhere. They must have been on the computer that crashed.