Horse Fence Pasture Fence
- The Pros and Cons of Common Horse Fencing Options
Wooden Rail Horse Fence is a traditional
variety of Horse Fence
and its attractive, relatively inexpensive
and properly maintained will last for years to come. The downside is
that it requires maintenance upkeep to keep it looking
good. If its painted, it requires regular painting every
few years or so.
Horses can and will break boards and
can run through a wood Horse Fence if spooked if they
actually want out bad enough.
Many horse owners use a strand of hot
wire on the top rail to discourage pushing on the wood
or chewing on it therefore the horse has a tendency to
stay several feet away unless you come to pet them etc.
Vinyl | PVC Horse Fence
A fast way to improve the look of your
farm, few fences have the crispness as vinyl or plastic
Horse Fence. It adds
horse fence / pasture fence street appeal and increases the value of
your property at the same time. Other advantages of vinyl
horse fence is that
it is highly visible and visually attractive. You can
get it in a variety of colors and styles. A huge reason
for its popularity is that maintenance of vinyl Horse
almost non-existent. There's no painting required and
horses don't chew it so there's no replacing cribbed
Okay, so what are the downsides of
horse fence / pasture fence? Well, the first obvious negative is
that vinyl Horse Fence is expensive. However, there is a
bigger negative you need to know about if you're
considering vinyl Horse Fence to contain horses.
The problem with using vinyl
horse fence as
horse fence is that the rails can "pop" out if horses
push on them as they are not as sturdy as wood, so by themselves the plastic fences don't
hold horses well.
Hot wire in conjunction with the vinyl
horse fence works quite well.
The take away lesson: If you have
vinyl Horse Fence with horses, run a strand of hot wire on the
inside of the top rail if you're planning on running
horses in a pasture using vinyl Horse Fence, this is actually
a nice combination. The vinyl
horse fence / pasture fence provides high
visibility and looks and the hot wire discourages horses
from pushing or leaning on the boards, thus decreasing
the chances that they will pop the boards out. The other
option is to use the vinyl Horse Fence in areas where you have
redundant fencing so your horses are still contained if
they happen to pop some boards out.
Electric Horse Fence | Electric Tape
Horse Fence | Hot Wire Horse Fence
horse fence is normally used as
temporary fencing. We never recommend using electric
Horse Fence by itself in a congested area or if you live near
a busy road.
If you are needing some temporary
cross fencing - which is an ideal use of electric tape Horse
- you'll discover pretty quick that its easy to install
and very inexpensive. To increase visibility, I'd
recommend using one that is at least 2 inches wide. Plan
on checking it regularly as it will come down. If you
have an abundance of deer they could regularly knock it
down not that they will but the chance is there.
horse fence is perfect to help you
keep horses out of part of your pasture while you rotate
it or seed part of it.
Use caution using it as a sole
horse fence / pasture fence due to low visibility. It works better
if used in conjunction with another type of
horse fence such
as wood rail
horse fence or vinyl
horse fence. If you do use electric wire
fencing, use flagging tape with it to improve
If you want electric
horse fence, but don't
have electricity nearby, there are solar electric Horse
chargers that work fairly well.
Wire Mesh Horse Fence or Woven Horse
There are many types of wire mesh
Horse Fencing. Its relatively inexpensive and probably the most
forgiving Horse Fence if a horse runs into it.
The one thing you need to be careful
with wire mesh Horse Fence is the size of the mesh openings.
Make sure the mesh size you use is small enough to keep
hooves out - including small foal hooves if you raise
Wire mesh Horse Fence isn't as visible as
some types of Horse Fence, so many horse owners use flagging
tape or a wood top rail to improve visibility. If you
live in an area where vines are prevalent, wire mesh
Horse Fence can turn into a headache. Vines love to grow on
wire mesh and it is difficult to remove the vines once
they are established in your Horse Fence.
Tubular Panels as Portable Horse
If you've visited your local feed
store, you have probably seen the tubular steel round
pens on display. Many horse owners use the panels as
fencing around the barn. They are easy to install and
move around so they provide a lot of flexibility to the
They are great to isolate a horse due
to injury and restrict activity by moving it to my end
stall thereby creating a temporary convalescence
paddock. You won't be able to do that with permanent
Braided Wire Cable Horse Fence
Braided wire is durable, low
maintenance, and highly visibly horse fence. A couple of
downsides are that horses will rub on it.
Braided wire cable can be stretched if
your horse pushes on it a lot. You may need to tighten
it from time to time or add a hot wire to the top.
Braided wire Horse Fence is heavy and needs
sturdy posts. For this reason it is often used with
steel pipe fencing.
Rubber Horse Fence / Pasture Fence
The obvious positive on rubber belt
fencing is that it gives if a horse runs into it. The
problem with it is that it stretches so you will need to
tighten the Horse Fence periodically to keep it snug.
Buck and Rail Horse Fence
If you live in a rocky mountainous
area you are probably familiar with buck and rail fence.
This type of fencing is popular in rocky areas because
installation doesn't involve digging holes.
Buck and rail Horse Fences are often called
wildlife friendly fences as they don't have wire that
wildlife can get tangled in.
A buck and rail Horse Fence is a triangular
shaped section with rails connecting the two triangular
ends. It is attractive Horse Fence and in the right places it
is very practical fencing.