I asked my grandmother if I could build a makeshift Ďarenaí in the corner of the pasture by our garden since the horses and cows donít visit that area of the pasture a whole lot. She told me that as long as I put a gate at both ends so that I could enter it from the pasture and the yard, and as long as I didnít make it too extremely big, sheís ok with it. She only agreed after I pointed out that itíll be easier for me to teach my gelding certain things if I had some sort of large enclosure to work him in, but now she seems pretty interested in my little (big) project.
The only problems are that Iím going to have to build it with barbed wire and whatever posts I can find... so I guess tomorrow after church Iím going Ďpost hintingí in the pasture... We have lots of posts, Iím just not sure where... and Iím probably going to have to find where the post-hole diggers are and use them... but I can do that. After I get the fence up (Iím going to either 3 or 4 strand it), I may go back over the top two strands with 2x4ís... it just depends on how many nails I have and how I feel about the extra work, cause this is probably going to take me a few weeks.
The footing is going to be grass... lol. We donít have anything else and the grass thatís already there will be just fine... Lol.
How big do you think I should make this Ďarenaí thing Iím going to build... Iím about to look up some information on google, but I like having other peoples advice too.