In order to get the Farm productive, one of the first things that we need to do is build a roundpen for Jennifer to train horses. The local farm supply store has a 60' diameter roundpen made of metal panels for just under $700. After some initial searching I understand that these inexpensive metal pens are not for serious training and breaking of colts.
Another option could be to build one of wood. I happen to have a source for lumber relatively inexpensively (way less than retail), so this might be a good option. I used Google's Sketchup tool to design one of 4x4 posts and 2x6 boards.
The question is, though, is this going to be strong enough? I initially designed it with 8' overall spans from post to post. Jennifer question whether that was enough to hold a 1200 pound animal? I must admit my ignorance and consult the audience.
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