Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Depending what you are going to do with the pen should determine the size. If you are going to ride a good deal and maybe work a cow, I would go with the 60' but if you are starting a horse or doing mostly training, 45' is typical.
Sand gives a good combo of footing and drainage while the type of material you use for the circumference will also depend on what you want to do. For most situations, metal panels are fine. If you are good with wood (as you were with the shed), wood looks good but requires much more maintenance.
On a personal note, my old round pen was 60' panels and I used to work cows in it. I found it too large for normal use.
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