Well, for everyone who enjoyed reading about the Adventures of the
Sack-o-Matic, ol' Spudnuts himself has added a new talent to his
repertoire...at last weekend's Twenty Mule Team ride, where His Highness
had gone along for the Experience, I found out the hard way that PVC
corrals DO NOT adequately contain a rambunctious young colt. I thought
everything was just fine (having gotten up umpty-nine times during the
night to check), only to have Kathy Swigart knock politely on the
trailer door at 6:30 a.m. to tell me my corral was totally dismantled.
Evil creature (the colt, not Kathy). Luckily, I had reserved a real
corral for him (but had kept him in with Cato at night to keep him from
screaming his head off all night long), so George of the Jungle got
banished to the barn for the duration.
Which brings me to the question. I used to have a regular
steel corral, but sold it with the trailer. Obviously, my horses
now view 1 3/4" three-rail PVC as viable jungle gym material. Does
anyone (or everyone) have suggestions on something better/heavier that
will contain an enthusiastic Anglo-Arab (who finished demolishing the
corral by leaning his giraffe neck over it) and far in the future,
assuming I don't strangle him first, the ever-so-gymnastic Demon Seed
Himself? Do I need more rails/heavier PVC/mesh lining/steel
panels/armed guards and gun turrets, or should I simply learn to hog-tie
the pop-eyed little bugger and beat him with a shovel 'til he stops
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated...