Thanks For Using The Performance of a Lifetime!

Chatroom Auctions & Paid Classifides DDDPL's Additional Job Search

Last visit was: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:24 am
It is currently Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:24 am

 [ 1 post ] 
 "Budget Crunch (Part I): Building a Round Pen on an..." 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:47 pm
Posts: 45372
Post "Budget Crunch (Part I): Building a Round Pen on an..."
Budget Crunch (Part I): Building a Round Pen on an Extreme Budget
by: E. Landers

Building a round pen for our equine friends can be an expensive proposition. Depending on the posts, rail, footing and size of the round pen it can all quickly add up to serious dollars. Recently, I’ve had a lot people ask me, “How can I build a Round Pen on a really tight budget?” So, let’s take a look and find out…

The first part of our puzzle is the posts. The most economical option here is to use regular, wooden landscape posts. These are what you would typically use for your backyard or garden projects. As you can imagine, they are not necessarily meant for long-term wear and abuse. Furthermore, landscape posts are not made of the highest quality wood and many times you will find many defects in the wood itself.

However, don’t let this scare you off if money is an issue. For a temporary solution they will work just fine.

Tip: Spend an extra $15 - $20 and buy 4” pressure treated post for your gate posts. In a very short amount of time, you will be delighted that you did.

Consider landscape posts your lowest cost and a somewhat temporary solution. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day! Landscape posts are an excellent way to get started building a horse round pen and later on, you can always upgrade your materials as your budget allows.

The second part of our round pen puzzle is the rails. Use 4” (preferably 4.25”) vinyl rail with integrated metal wire. It usually comes in rolls of 300 – 600 feet. This type of vinyl horse fence is made to withstand a significant amount of force and it holds up incredibly well in the elements over the years. Vinyl has the advantage being a very low maintenance item to use. In fact, you may have noticed that many people nowadays use 2-rail vinyl fences for outlining their property and general landscaping.

Purchase enough vinyl horse fencing to complete a 3-rail round pen. For example, if you are building a 50 foot round pen, you’ll need approximately 440 feet. Don’t forget to back out the gate measurement - you will build your gate out of wood and it will match your round pen fence perfectly. Budget around $50 for your gate supplies and materials.

Continued - Building a Round Pen on an Extreme Budget – Part 2 ... get-2.html

© 2006 E. Landers

About The Author

E. Landers
Author of "Building A Round Pen"

Copyright © 2001-Present
[Note: Due to a size limitation, the title, above, had to be abbreviated. Apologies to the author and - Admin]
This article was posted by permission.

Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:24 pm
 [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 9 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.