This segment of the project was not without its challenges. We needed to construct safe
working areas where the mentors could gentle and train these animals. We
had ordered enough 7 foot heavy duty "mustang panels" to construct four
pens and a round corral. The manufacturer, however, had problems procuring raw
materials and we received only enough panels to construct three pens with no gates
until we received the remainder of the order.
Since gentling approaches work well in a square pen, this was no major setback,
although it was a pain to have to unbolt panel joints in order to get in and out
of the pens. It would also be a wee bit challenging when it came time to unload
the trailer and sort the horses into the pens.
We borrowed enough panels from local wild horse adopter Tami Daniels to safely
house the burros so we were in good shape for them.