The dry climate of the Southwest is conducive to the preservation of wood and metal. In most parts of the United States, this fence would have long ago deteriorated and disappeared under a new layer of vegetation. At the same time, metal machinery including old cars and farm equipment are also common. I like the form and coloring of old wood and utility of the fence design. Even though this particular corral is abandoned, there are many from the same time period that are still in use.