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post #1 of 9 Old 12-01-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Let's see them hitching posts/rails

Got our new rail up today, I'm going to add an another post in the center to stiffen it up. It bounces a lil. Its 25 foot long , on real 4x6's 5'6" in the ground. The top rail is a cedar I fell. I have pictures but can't put them up till I go to town. What's yalls?
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-02-2012, 12:07 AM
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This is ours! Not the best picture and can't remember the length at the moment, but I can tie 4 horses up comfortably and have room for another to easily fit.



This was the next day after we put it in, now we have mats down and such. LOVE it! I believe it is 4ft in cement :)

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Very nice! Hard to tell in the pic but does it have an over hang off the posts? My wife was so happy that our new rail was flush with the posts so they can't get hung up under it. I thought ahead ;)
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This is ours! Not the best picture and can't remember the length at the moment, but I can tie 4 horses up comfortably and have room for another to easily fit.



This was the next day after we put it in, now we have mats down and such. LOVE it! I believe it is 4ft in cement :)

Random question: When you tie 4 horses to this, how do you make sure they don't slide down the rail and crowd each other (since there doesn't appear to be anything that would stop a rope, tied in the middle, from sliding one way or the other)?

I've seen people with hitching rails like this before and I just don't get it!

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I want a hitching post :( I've been begging the hubby for for one that can double as a wash rack. I'm lucky that the crew I have now will stand quietly for grooming/tacking, but if I have one in the lot and I have to step away they usually walk away as well. Not a big deal as they have nowhere to go, but I want a post!
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-02-2012, 01:11 AM
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Here's ours:

We made it from a tree that fell. It's about 6 ft wide and the posts are about 28 inches in the ground. There is a 12 inch spike on each end holding the top rail on. Our horses rarely pull back so it should work for us.
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Very nice! Hard to tell in the pic but does it have an over hang off the posts? My wife was so happy that our new rail was flush with the posts so they can't get hung up under it. I thought ahead ;)
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It has maybe a 1 1/2 inch hang over, and it is just the right height that the rope is short enough they usually can't get hung under it. And the horses that are usually tied on the ends just get the rope looped around the rail.

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Random question: When you tie 4 horses to this, how do you make sure they don't slide down the rail and crowd each other (since there doesn't appear to be anything that would stop a rope, tied in the middle, from sliding one way or the other)?

I've seen people with hitching rails like this before and I just don't get it!
Usually (usually) they are pretty good about standing and not pestering each other. But the boys occasionally think they need to play "I'm going to grab your halter" game back and forth and I have to go get their attention, or swap spots. But most of the time they just stand and chill out. We have thrown the idea of welding a lump of medal (if that makes sense) so it stops the ropes from sliding to a extent, but haven't got that far of actually doing it lol.

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Ok here's mine.
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