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RC: portable corrals
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- Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 18:15:20 EST
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I use a series of 8 ft (because they fit in the pickup bed) tubular metal
gates as a portable corral. They are hooked together with extra pins and
connectors like the ones that come with the gates(hinges). You can use
bungees too. I have seen people use PVC pipe(the white stuff) made into
panels and bungeed together-don't make the sections too long or they will be
flimsey, 5ft is good -I have never used these so I can't say how strong they
are. Also I have seen the tensar fence(the plastic mesh stuff) used.It comes
in a retractable system I think from custom iron workers but I have seen just
cut lengths of it pulled around poles driven into the ground. It was high
enough so the horses couldn't lean over the top. I don't trust any tying
system if the rope is long enough for the horse to put a leg over . I will
not use an electric corral because of an incident in Fort Valley VA where
horses got loose and ran thru a lady's electric corral. Her horses were gone
for a week and one almost died. I also won't camp in a tent because of other
peoples loose horses.I would like to hear how horses get hurt in the metal
corrals since this is what I'm using.
Happy Riding - Shelly
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