I need to build a wooden barricade

Does anyone have any plans to build a wooden barricade, like the ones they put on streets. I know they are pretty simple, the two ends are a wooden "A" made from 2x4's and the board across the top is a 2X6 with wooden cleats.
I can probably find one and measure it, but I thought I'd ask first to save the trip. I pretty much know what they are and how they look, it's just getting the right spacing of the feet and proper height.
I want to build 4 of these and use them to place our pony on the lawn to mow it. Hay is expensive and so is gas. I figure that 4 barricades will do the job as long as I tie the corners together so pony dont push his way out. I have been looking for a simple method to put the pony and want something that is easy to move and easy to store in the winter. This seems like the ticket.
He's not a unruley pony so I am not worried about him knocking them over, especially if I tie them together. If he tries to crawl under, I'm sure I can find a way to put another 2x4 across the lower brace.
If anyone knows of plans for one on the web, please advise (google did not find any). Or if you have one, what is the height, distance between legs, height of lower cross board?
thanks
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On Jul 6, 5:30�am, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

might be easier to tether him on a long lead.......
less work. less material and expense.
less obtrusive
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Wood rots over time. Get some pre-cast concrete Jersey barriers and they will outlast the pony. You may need some help moving them unless you have a small crane or forklift, but you can always drag them with the mini van.
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote: ...

That is the description of a corral panel -- see
http://www.priefert.com/products/cattle/panelsc/cppanels/cppanel /
for ideas...
There are bound to be local distributors and there are all ranges of quality/sizes; these are primo...
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wrote:

Try posting in misc.rural instead, and you'll probably get much better ideas than you will here.
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Google for "sawhorses."
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Don Phillipson wrote:

They all use molded plastic slotted leg panels now, and usually aluminum or faux wood cross pieces. More durable, and lighter, I guess. It'd take a lot of 2x4s to make a feeding corral even as big as stall in the barn. Have you tried calling local street department, and asking where they buy (or rent) theirs? The real ones may not be much more expensive than rolling your own.
(googlegooglegoogle)
Try this place- they seem to have the plastic bits almost as cheap as what the lumber would cost you. http://www.discountdirectionals.com/cat/foamed-high-density-polyethylene-frames-and-planks /
Another poster suggested just using a tether- not a good idea, unless you are always around to watch, especially if their are kids around. An unfenced horse is what they call 'an attractive nuisance', and if some kid or even teenager should untie the horse, or even just pester it till horse gets pissed off and kicks, or even innocently steps on a little kid, your liability exposure could be enormous.
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The longest you could make one is 16 feet, as this is the longest standard length of lumber, so a 16 ft. square could be made with four. Not much room to graze a pony.
Why not use the tried and true standard for grazing horses. You tie the halter with rope or chain to a concrete block. If you choose the correct size of concrete block you can either provide a weight that the pony can move on its own with some effort in order to change the grazing location or heavy enough that it cannot move and is anchored to the spot with the rope or chain allowing enough movement to graze comfortably.
Sawhorse barriers would not be effective and not provide enough area for the pony to graze away from areas that it had soiled as they won't eat where they have soiled.

might be easier to tether him on a long lead.......
less work. less material and expense.
less obtrusive
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote in

Use the extra wood that's in your head.
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On Sun, 06 Jul 2008 04:30:52 -0500, letterman wrote:

http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/etip030815sn.html
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On Sun, 06 Jul 2008 16:16:42 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

So all those cowboy movies where they tie up the horse on main street, sometimes in front of a water trough, don't represent what people really do?
They carry 4 walls with them to keep them in place?
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mm wrote:

Imagine that: something on TV that's not real! :-)
Note: When you hit someone over the head with a liquor bottle, it doesn't shatter into a thousand little pieces, and people thrown through windows don't get up and go back to the fight without first picking up their severed extremities.
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SteveB wrote: ...

Well, hitching posts were (and in areas, still are) real...the difference is the length of lead precluded the kind of incidents outlined.
Grazing in unconfined area is what hobbles were invented for...
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wrote:

I saw a lady on TV on a real TV show (outtakes from surveillance cameras at a liquor store) whack a robber a few times with a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG bottle of wine. One time, it just bounced off, and then it started bleeding. The next time, it shattered into a thousand little pieces, just as you said. He got the crap beat out of him, and he was still standing. I once had a friend of mine get thrown through a big glass window, and he only got a couple of tiny cuts.
Really.
Steve
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Get some sheep. Use the wool to make clothing and save money on heat this winter. Sell the ponie for meat. There must be a frenchman who will eat it.
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I wonder if you can get an "industrial strength" invisible fence dog collar for that pony! Maybe you've found a new market for those folks! Hey they could do goats too!
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