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  • Portable Corral Systems

    We’ve been looking at portable corral systems. So far we’ve found these:


    http://www.carrilitecorrals.com/ (These look more suited to minis or other smaller animals.)






    Anyone use any of these and have any comments? Are there other vendors who make good products?

    Thanks, in advance, for any information.

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  • #2
    I looked at all of those and decided to just buy 7 extra light 4x12 regular panels. To me they are sturdier and I can either set up one 12x24 corral or two 12x12. Since we mostly travel with two horses for overnight trips, that works best for me.
    DH welded brakets to the side of the trailer and the panels hang to the side.


    • #3
      You can make your own out of PVC pipes. I saw a guy with NICE looking panels and I talked to him and he made them entirely on his own. Two smaller corrals or one big one for less than $100. I wish I had photos
      (¯`·._¤ Jess!·._¤ ´¯)


      • #4
        I have the Corrals2Go and love them. Just last weekend they kept one of my TB's in as he saw cows for the first time and he was on his first overnight in the mountains. Easy to move around too.


        • #5
          I use electric fencing. I didn't go with a kit. I got extra tall step in posts, a roll of tape, gate handle, a large split ring(like for key rings),some tent stakes, a Zareba battery charger, a ground rod, and some reflective(don't want to trip over anything in the dark) tent cord. I like that I can change the shape or size of my paddock by how I set out the posts. It is very portable and takes up minimal space in my trailer. I use the tent stakes/cord to keep the tape from sagging. I hooked the split ring in the middle of one of my step in posts to use as my attachment for gate handle.Here is a picture of the corner with tent stakes/cord to keep it from sagging. You can also see my water tub feed tub. I put a short step in post and a small muck tub for water with bungee cord to keep it from tipping over so easily. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/...7b31cbc8dd.jpg Also a picture of my Tb mare in her paddock. On the right side of the picture you can get an idea of how I do my gate for easy entry. I was a little lazy this particular time and didn't do the tent stakes. It was kind of rocky and hard to pound them in, so the tape is a little saggy.http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/...3f388bce8f.jpg


          • #6
            I have the Corrals 2 Go and they are well made and straightforward to set up - I can set them up myself if I have a tree or something to lean the first panel against. If I don't have anything to lean against, it can be both amusing and slightly scary to watch me to try to set them up solo.

            I have currently switched to an electric corral as both my mares are very respectful of it and it takes up less room to haul (my trailer is too small to use the mounting brackets) - however, I know there are horses who do not respect electric fences (I have two of those too!) and I really like the corrals 2 go for them. Also, if you are going to be camping on very hard/rocky ground, I prefer the Corrals 2 Go as you don't have to try and get your step in posts in.

            In addition to using them for camping, I cannot tell you how many uses I have found for those corral panels just around home.


            • #7
              I use electric wire with a battery-powered charger but am thinking of getting a PVC type for my Arab mare.

              The only caution I've heard about PVC corrals is that some horses learn to walk these fences around by putting their heads down and nudging them. The next think you know they've got the panels strung out on either side in their quest for the next patch of green grass. I haven't seen it happen, but I ask people how they like their corrals when I go to an endurance event.
              "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."


              • #8
                look at this one

                A company called Hoof and Paw makes one that's very portable and easy to use. I've seen a few people around here use them with great results in competitive and real camping situations. Not sure how the prices compare.
                Website is something simple, like HoofandPaw.com. Google if that doesn't work.


                • #9
                  All my mares stay in this:

                  They've never bothered it, never gotten loose, never even think about challenging it. All 3 of them have either gone to endurance rides, or overnight camping trips, and there's never been any trouble. I do use a fence charger.

                  I have to do something else for the stallion though, and haven't quite decided what fencing he will need.

                  Edited to add:
                  My Blonde Beefcake http://www.hphoofcare.com/M%20(8).jpg used to be a horrible fence ripper-upper, but she goes on multi-day rides and never touches the portable electric paddock. I think it has something to do with the fact that I have a 10-mile charger hooked up to a 24 foot square paddock! LMAO!


                  • #10
                    I've used the electric paddocks for 14 years with great success. The only time I had a problem was when the battery went dead on the charger. Got a story to tell on it

                    A friend and I were camping together at a cattle ranch. During the night, the battery on the fence charger must have gone dead as both horses escaped and they had never done that in 4 years of camping. Luckily we were in a big pasture and I found them both visiting the hroses at a nearby campsite.

                    okay next night, I borrowed a friend's charger and set it up on the fence. Jake (older SSH gelding) while eating his dinner, backed into the fence, leaped forward, swishing his tail and throwing his head around as if to say, "Boy that stung!" My mare, Leggs looking on, said to Jake, "what's the matter with you, that fence was off last night...." then she leaned forward and touched it with her nose! She leaped in the air and did a 360 degree turn, with all of us watching and laughing at her.

                    They stayed in the fence that night....
                    Last edited by Heart's Journey; Sep. 10, 2009, 01:26 PM.


                    • #11
                      Portable Corral Systems

                      I was reading the coments about portable corrals and thought I would offer what I have used for several years now. My portable corral is made by Travel N Corrals, www.travelncorrals.com
                      I looked for some time for a corral that was constructed well and would last for many years. Here is what I discovered with this corral, They are lightweight but still very strong due to the way they are welded together then galvanized so they will not chip or rust for many years. (Just like the pipe panels on the ranch. that's why those panels are galvanized.)
                      The corral set up in a spacious circular pen. my corral is 16' x 16' round. but they sell all sizes starting at 13' x 13' round.
                      Here is the final reason that I decided on Travel N Corrals, They have a full lifetime warranty for the original owner. as I stated my corral is still in perfect shape and I have used it many many times in the last several years.
                      My horse is safe and can lay down in the corral because of it's size to rest at night.
                      The last thing I will say is that the people at Travel N Corrals treated me great and have a good product so this is just to let others know about these great portable corrals.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Palomares View Post
                        I was reading the coments about portable corrals and thought I would offer what I have used for several years now. My portable corral is made by Travel N Corrals, www.travelncorrals.com
                        Oooh I really like that!!
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                        • #13
                          Not a good idea

                          Originally posted by Jess! View Post
                          You can make your own out of PVC pipes. I saw a guy with NICE looking panels and I talked to him and he made them entirely on his own. Two smaller corrals or one big one for less than $100. I wish I had photos
                          Making corrals out of pvc from a local hardware store is dangerous because the crack and leave jagged edges. We have the Carri-Lite Corrals, which are made of HDPE resin (not pvc). This is resin is somewhat got a rubber feel to it, it doesnt crack or chip. They are durable, we have had our panels for years...they are wonderful!


                          • #14
                            Carri-Lite Corrals are Great!

                            Originally posted by Guilherme View Post
                            We’ve been looking at portable corral systems. So far we’ve found these:








                            Anyone use any of these and have any comments? Are there other vendors who make good products?

                            Thanks, in advance, for any information.

                            The Carri-Lite Corrals are wonderful! They are made of HDPE resins not pvc. We have had ours Horse panels for years and put them thru the test they are very durable. They wash up with soap and water to keep looking new. And they collapse to a small storage size. We looked at the metal but found that when they dent or bend they dont store flat and take up lots of room. The Carri-Lite Corrals dont dent or bend ... they flex and keep their shape. We recommend these to anyone plus their made in the USA!


                            • #15
                              Love Carri-Lite Corral!

                              Admittedly, Carri-Lite corrals are a bit expensive, but I love mine! I've been using it for about two years now, and here's the good, the bad, and the ugly.

                              I really like not using electric. Some horses do just fine with electric, but my mare gets totally frazzled if she gets shocked (plus I inevitably get shocked too). I want my horse to be very calm at a ride.

                              To save space, I always put the panels in the back of my truck behind the gooseneck hitch. I looked at some of the other corral systems before purchasing the Carri-Lite, and the size and weight were prohibitive (plus, the plastic of the Carri-Lite is really good stuff!). By putting it in the back of the truck, it doesn't take up space in the trailer and is out of the way, as well as easy to access when I arrive at ride camp. A few bungee cords keep it in place just fine. Just angle the truck a bit, and it's fairly easy to get in and out.

                              They tell you that it only takes a few minutes to set up. It's definitely more than a few minutes. It takes just as long to set up and break down my Carri-Lite as compared to my friend with her electric fence. So, no time savings.

                              Get the extra hooks welded onto your trailer to give you a little more space, plus ensure that it's secure. I have the standard eight-panel system but am thinking of getting two more panels to give my horse just a bit more room.

                              Make sure to purchase the 5' height, not the 4' height. It may be tempting to save $100 or so, but the 5' height is better for horses, plus it provides more stability due to the third bar.

                              When you set up your corral, make as much of a circle as possible. Panels set up straight aren't nearly as strong as angled panels.

                              Carri-Lite used to ship with little plastic connector rods that were a pain in the butt. They now ship with long metal rods that go in and out fast. Because you need to take one rod out to go in and out of the corral, let it be one of the connectors between panels 1 and 2 next to your trailer. If you pull out any of the other connectors and there's a strong wind, your corral will be laying sideways.

                              In talking to another Carri-Lite owner at a ride recently, she said that she sleeps much better with her horse enclosed in a Carri-Lite compared to when she used an electric fence. She said that her horse was more at ease and no worries of a wandering horse.

                              Hope that helps!


                              • #16
                                Corrals 2 Go panels work great

                                Everyone I know that has these Corrals 2 Go travel corral panels loves them. From local riders that go to shows and team penning, and trail riding to even serious horsemen and women like Karen Scholl.

                                These panel are easy to set-up in a lot of different configurations: stalls, round pens, feeding stations, corrals — you name it. Even better, they are easy to attach to the trailer when you're traveling.

                                Now, I do know the owner of this company, and Dave Selzler is a great guy that truly demonstrates what is good about American ingenuity and manufacturing. He started out building these for himself and friends and the business has grown from that. Mainly because he does it right. No marketing hype and no gimmicks. And he personally takes the call when people have questions. You can't really go wrong with these, and you can certainly do worse!

                                I'll tell him about this post and see if he has any comments. I know he has plenty of opinions, and he is truly interested in making a portable corrals set-up that works in the real world.


                                • #17
                                  I've got the taller Carrilite...we used to have them on our website but for some reason DH took them down when maker was a little slow on delivery due to
                                  parts shortages. Been nagging him to put them back up since they now have
                                  the rods instead of the pins.

                                  Mine ended up being used to make a pen off Basque's stall when he bowed a
                                  tendon. It took some abuse when he and Cash played over it (one weld broke
                                  after several months). When Basque tendon blew up and we did the stem cell route, I did invest in some Priefert panels, partly because I had a little flexibility with the way our supports on the overhang were set.

                                  We did have one person return one...actually I think her daughter needed it
                                  for one show or rodeo and then it came back. The story about why it didn't work didn't hold a lot of water, so to speak.

                                  The ones I really liked actually attached to the trailer and swung out and could be set up in a nano-second, but also they are no longer made.


                                  • #18
                                    We made one out of PVC as well. No issues with cracking, got high grade PVC. It's not like the horse stands there and kicks it all night....
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by wildlifer View Post
                                      We made one out of PVC as well. No issues with cracking, got high grade PVC. It's not like the horse stands there and kicks it all night....
                                      Can you share what size pipe you used? Do you secure it to the ground? How many rails?
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                                      • #20
                                        Wildlifer - can you share a picture?