What is the Proper Round Pen Size? - The Horse Forum
Old 06-24-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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What is the Proper Round Pen Size?

I am considering buying a panels to make a round pen. I was wondering how many 16' panels you would need to make a 40' round pen, or a larger round pen. Any feedback is great. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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Your diameter multiplied by pi will give you the circumference. Your circumference divided by 16 will tell you how many 16ft panels.

So 40ft x 3.14 (ish) is 125.6 feet circumference.

Divide 125.6 by 16 = 7.8125

So approx 8 16' panels will give you a full 40 ft diameter. Or you could do 7 panels and a gate ... Don't forget the gate!
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Your diameter multiplied by pi will give you the circumference. Your circumference divided by 16 will tell you how many 16ft panels.

So 40ft x 3.14 (ish) is 125.6 feet circumference.

Divide 125.6 by 16 = 7.8125

So approx 8 16' panels will give you a full 40 ft diameter. Or you could do 7 panels and a gate ... Don't forget the gate!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:08 PM
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Personally the smallest round pen I would work a horse in is 60ft diameter. 80ft is better for large horses or if its your only riding space.
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