My son made this pen out of pvc pipe and finally got to try it out this weekend. He's going to make a few adjustments, but overall it worked out great!
I think if the panel was tall enough so the horse couldn't extend his neck over it and really get his shoulders into it, it would hold. More problematic might be if the horse goes for the butt scratch.I really wonder if PVC would be strong enough? Seems like it'd break just from a horse leaning against it. ..
I will get you all the information tomorrow . Those are metal posts staked in the ground. He did not have any problems with Lighting leaning on it..he camped only one night. He said he might use a couple of t posts(with safety caps} to make it sturdier. A lady at the 2 day trail clinic that he attended took pictures of it and said she knows what her husband will be doing next weekend. LOL I believe he spent around $ 150 on it. My hubby and son can build just about anything...might not be perfect but they make an effort! I wouldn't have a barn if they hadn't of built it as we aren't rolling in dough!I am saving this picture for my hubby!!!
What sort of poles/posts did you use to stake it into the ground?
You are very welcome! I'm sure it can be improved some but I wanted to share in hopes it may help others that want to do something similar and to get feedback and other ideas. A big thank you to my son for coming up with this idea and putting forth the effort!This is a great idea! Thanks for posting.
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