Halo Smart Round Corrals
- January 23, 2018
- Tiffany Schwenke
Have you have ever had to drag around panels for a round corral to work the ground, or just get them out of the way? Or have you ever had a wreck with a horse trying to jump over the panel, or get a leg caught in panel? Then you will appreciate this product! Halo Smart Round Corral is the world’s first suspendible, retractable, corral system!
Kelly Stone and Glen Smith of Gillette, Wyoming came up with the revolutionary equine product idea of Halo Smart Round Corrals! Geer Fabrication, also local to Gillette, made the systems out of top of the line quality materials.
One hot summer day, Kelly and Glen were tirelessly moving panels from the round pen they had been working colts in. They were trying to get ready for the Ride and Shine Equine Assisted Therapy kids to show up. Glen said, “There has to be an easier way.” Kelly agreed and said, “I have an idea! What if we could just push a button and it all got pulled up into the ceiling!”
The rest is history.
Not only is Halo Smart Round Corral system easier than dealing with panels… it is also SO MUCH SAFER! The sides are 9′ tall so no horse would ever try to jump over it. The sides are made of a no-rip vinyl and it is seriously an amazing product that is basically impossible to tear!
Halo Smart Round Corral system can come in any size diameter and any color combination you would like. Standard sizes are 30′, 40′, 50′ corrals, but really anything is possible! They can even build oval pens or stalls, or corner rounders for your barn that can be retracted up to work the ground. They can get out of the way by just pushing a button! You can also personalize your set up with your brand or ranch name embossed on the side!
The SMART part of Halo Smart Round Corrals, besides working your horses in a pen that they can not injur themselves on like a panel, is the mounted camera system to record your training sessions! There is also a center cable lift that can be installed for multiple uses such as safely mounting disabled individuals for equine therapy or for attaching a saddle rack that can be put away by being lifted up under the halo with the corral.
“This product is not only useful for colt starting applications, but also for equine assisted therapy purposes. Children and also adults that are in equine assisted therapy can enjoy it more in a safe environment, free from distraction. Being free from distraction is essential in equine assisted therapy. Also, we have found in research with horses in the corral setting that they tend to settle down faster and hook on quicker because of no distractions.”
“Halo would also work well in veterinary practices. Providing a safe space for horses or other animals in rehabilitation after surgical procedures, with no exposed metal to tear out stitches, assuring the smoothest recovery process. The animal could be monitored in an office setting from the mounted camera system that can display thermal imaging, and detect hot spots during the recovery process.” Kelly Stone stated while talking about Halo Smart Round Corrals.
Yes, the rope lights that represent the halo are aesthetically pleasing and they sure do the trick when the Halo Smart Round Corral is tucked up under the halo hanging over the indoor arena… it actually looks like a chandelier hanging over a table. Halo Smart Round Corrals make a beautiful centerpiece in any barn!
Halo Smart Round Corrals
Halo Smart Round Corral – Retracting back up into the halo.
Stop by the Black Hills Stock Show at the James Kjershad Event Center before February 5th to meet Kelly and Glen and see this revolutionary, engineer approved, and newly patented product! If you can’t make it to the stock show no worries, you can find them on their Facebook page
Website is – halo307llc.com
Or give them a call and get more information about pricing and installation schedule.
Kelly Stone – 307-257-1569
Glen Smith – 307-660-7216
About Tiffany Schwenke
My family has been ranching and raising horses for over 100 years. We raise, train, and market AQHA horses at North Four Mile Creek Horse Ranch. We produce the annual event WYO WILD RIDE RANCH RODEO. I am a wife and a mother to 3 amazing...