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post #91 of 116 Old 10-26-2010, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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You can't see the plastic around it but it is thick.

With the extra wood

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post #92 of 116 Old 10-26-2010, 08:42 PM
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GC, I am sorry but that is not adequate fencing for an unhandled horse. It is my understanding that the horse is a yearling, correct? So that means that he/she is still fairly small, correct? Those wires are at least a foot apart so it would be nothing for the horse to put it's head through and walk right through it. That wire is also thin enough to really cause some damage if the horse runs into it or kicks through it. I was picturing something about the size of my thumb when you were saying 'thick' but what you have is what, 3/8 inch, maybe 1/2?

Here are the rules directly from the BLM website and from the way that I read them, your fence is still nowhere close to acceptable. If you keep trying to cut corners and improvise, you will spend more money than you would if you just fixed it correctly in the first place.
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The acceptable corral must be sturdy and constructed out of poles, pipes, or planks (minimum 1.5 inch thickness) without dangerous protrusions. Barbed wire, large-mesh woven, stranded, and electric materials are unacceptable for fencing.

Posts should be a minimum of six inches in diameter and spaced no farther than eight feet apart. Horizontal rails should be three-inch minimum diameter poles or planks at least two feet x eight feet. If you use poles, there should be a minimum of five horizontal rails, and when you use 2" x 8" planks, there should be at least four rails. No space between rails should exceed 12". You should fasten all rails to the inside of the post with either heavy nails or lag screws.
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That's actually worse than what I had pictured in my head. Can you add more planks to it?
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Native Americans kept them fenced in with twigs and berries.
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post #95 of 116 Old 10-26-2010, 09:08 PM
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And the world was a different place then. Not a very good argument for today's world and everything in it!

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Sorry for the double post, but after carefully looking at the picture of the fence, I can see why they want a minimum of 2x6's. Those 1 x 1's will break with a horse rubbing hard against them, and then you'll have a nice sharp pointed spear.

I can see the work you have done, and I sympathize, but really, there's a reason to use the stronger boards.

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Bahahahha. Seriously? This is your argument. C'mon, I was even trying to offer suggestions. But twigs and berries? Native Americans didnt have to worry about their horse running onto oncoming traffic.

You can buy mustangs without going through the BLM and you could have saved yourself a whole lot of trouble.

Are you going to add some 2x6s?
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She could have read the regulations and saved herself a whole lot of trouble but we all see where THAT stands.

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It was a joke. Sense of humor anyone? The boards are on the outside of the wire so he can lean on it all he wants and it just touches the boards. Obviously he could break them but a mustang could also break a 2x6 just as fast. And thats a bit bigger of a spear. No I'm not adding anything. The BLM said its safe. My horse will be here on friday probably.
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post #100 of 116 Old 10-26-2010, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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She could have read the regulations and saved herself a whole lot of trouble but we all see where THAT stands.
And where does that stand? Idk if youre blind but it clearly states that I was told wrong information. I read the website, and I called. They said wire could be used. Does no one understand that or do you just want something to nag about?
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