Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I like deserthorsewoman's idea.
Using just rope and star pickets permenently could turn out badly. With rope that stretches and isn't taunt, and star pickets that can quite easily bend/loosen, you might end up with tangled legs. You don't seem many people using rope and I imagine this is why.
Although while you're riding, you could just rope off two fence lines, and then take it down when you're not there.
At my place I have to head through this paddock to get my horse out, I don't feel so comfortable so I put up a rope to block them off. It wouldn't hold up or be safe for long periods, but it does the job while I'm watching.