By determining what it will be used for, what size is required and what types of horses will be housed in it, you can plan out a beautiful as well as functional corral relatively simply. If instead, the corral will simply be used for containing horses, the typical square or rectangular design will suffice.
Most corrals are built for the average equine in mind, being strong enough to contain your typical horse and tall enough to thwart the idea of jumping. It is also a good idea to run a strand of electric along the top wood board of the corral to further convince stallions to not challenge their fence.
Also, horses known to be disrespectful to fences, such as those that will freely lean into them to reach grass, or known cribbers can still be housed in wood corrals, so long as a hot strand is used in combination. Round corrals can be as small as 30' diameter if used for housing or basic desensitizing and groundwork.
After answering these foundational questions it is worth it to go out to the building location and mark out where the corral will be before you start buying lumber and other materials. Having just a slight slope can be helpful in rainwater and Snowbelt escaping the corral rather than becoming a mud pit in spring.
It is highly recommended that larger round pens and corrals have at least a 10' gate so truck and/or tractor access is easier. You may also want to place your gate on the fence closest to your barn or road-access to make maintenance and feeding easier.
Keeping these factors in mind and building with high-quality materials, you'll soon have a wonderful, useful new corral on your property. As the name suggests, corral boards are typically used for fencing in a horse paddock or pasture.
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While investigating a 5,600-year-old village site in Kazakhstan, archaeologists determined that its Copper Age inhabitants were among the first cultures to tame horses. Wood fencing is highly visible and strong, but cost can be a downside to this option.
Unlike ancient horsemen who were limited to sticks and stones to enclose their horses, we benefit from a vast variety of traditional and modern materials from which to choose. Each fence choice involves balancing safety concerns with aesthetics, cost, and upkeep.
Choosing carefully will help maximize the safety, value, appeal, and utility of your fences. Before looking at the broad range of choices, let's discuss safe fencing construction.
Building codes may ultimately determine fencing requirements for your land, but some general rules of thumb apply nearly everywhere. Err on the side of caution and go with a 5-feet minimum height where fences abut highways or anywhere that an escaped horse can flee your premises.
At bottom, an opening of 8 to 12 inches will keep feet and legs from getting trapped, and also prevent foals from rolling under the fence. The acute angles formed by brace wires represent entrapment hazards if the horse can reach them; good design (such as boards used in corners to block access) can prevent injury, even death.
Regardless of fence material and design, one of your goals should be to present a smooth side to the horses. This requires placing wire fence barriers on the outside of the posts, but this is less of a problem in corners than it is along straight runs.
A combination of fencing options are often used to create an optimal, safe pen. For instance, while hardwood fence materials tend to be readily available in the East, Southeast, and parts of the Midwest, softwoods predominate in the West.
To deter decomposition, common softwoods that are resistant to rot and insect infestation include cedar, redwood, and cypress. With pressure treated lumber (or “PT”), the manufacturer impregnates the wood with chemicals that resist rot, fungi, and insects.
Paint won't bond to the material, so PT fences are invariably natural. It's worth the added expense and results in a stronger, longer-lasting fence with less upkeep.
Many horsemen choose wooden posts in concert with wire materials to cut down the overall expense of their fences. If you do use metal T-posts, top them with plastic mushroom-shaped caps to minimize the possibility of a horse getting impaled.
Better, buy the kind of caps that allow you to install an electrified mesh ribbon that will increase visibility while discouraging horses from reaching their heads over to nibble. Your goal should be to create a fence that is strong enough to contain a horse, is resilient enough to not harm the animal if it charges the fence, and also provides a psychological deterrent that keeps a horse from attempting to escape in the first place.
Wood board fences are revered for their aesthetics, high visibility, and good strength. Internally ribbed PVC boards can resist breakage, but are designed to break away when pressure is applied?not the best barrier for a 1,000-pound animal.
An electrical wire system is recommended to keep horses respectful of and contained within the PVC enclosure. In some cases, springs or tighteners are applied to keep fences properly tensioned in changing temperatures and as an effect of aging and stretching.
Fence fabrics often have kinks, which act as springs to counter the expansion and contraction of metal in changing temperature. Wide spacing of poles as much as 20 feet adds to the low cost of some designs.
Visibility is a problem, so manufacturers have introduced wire wrapped in PVC coating in a variety of colors. These are also safer, as the unprotected, thin metal wires can be dangerous when struck by horses traveling at high speeds.
Woven field fence is used in a wide variety of livestock applications, and is readily available and inexpensive, especially when coupled with metal T-posts. Its primary advantage is its cost per foot as well as its ability to contain animals safely while fencing out wildlife.
There are cheap fence fabrics that are brazed or spot-welded, but these tend to break and fail under the demands of horses and aren't suitable for equine use. Among the safest fence materials, V-mesh has horizontal and diagonal wires woven into a fabric to create a “V” or diamond pattern.
This wire fencing can absorb the energy of a galloping horse while creating a nearly impenetrable barrier to varmints, wild predators, and roving dogs. These qualities make it a favorite for foaling operations and for small paddock enclosures.
Its biggest downside is cost (around $4 a linear foot, almost equal to that of a traditional wood fence). It's the most expensive of wire- fencing materials, but cost savings can be realized by using metal T-posts in pastures.
Good barriers work on two levels: They provide a physical presence that deters escape, and they provide a psychological force that makes horses think escape is either too arduous or impossible. Today's electric livestock fences are safe when properly installed and maintained.
Most horse owners combine electric-fence systems with conventional fences whether wood, PVC plastic, wire mesh, or high-tensile smooth wire to act as a deterrent and keep horses from pushing, climbing, chewing, or other- wise testing a fence. At a cost of about 15 cents per linear foot, electric-fence systems are inexpensive additions that can increase your pasture fence's effectiveness and longevity.