It’s what keeps your horse safe. The fencing that holds your horses must be secure, and good fencing can add value to your property. Horse fencing should be around four and half to five feet tall. Fencing helps keep horses safe and secure. They also add value to your property.
The fence that most people think of is the three plank wood fence that is painted white. This fence is one of the sturdiest and it looks beautiful. It, being wood, does cause it to have quite a bit of maintenance. If it is not painted regularly, it can rot. Sometimes the posts rot at the base and must be replaced in order to remain safe.
For a similar, look you can purchase vinyl fencing, which is a plastic version of the wood fence. This fence stays white from the time you get it. This fence does have some down sides. One of them is that some horses figure out that it is fragile, and they will push against it, causing it to break in their constant search of the grass on the other side of the fence.
Metal pipe fencing is a nice fence that is sturdy and does not require a lot of maintenance. This fence is highly portable and can be put up relatively quickly. It can be made into a round pen or fence in the whole pasture. The metal pipe fence can be a bit pricey. This fence will last for years and is safe for horses from a few weeks to a few decades.
Horse no-climb is one fence that is extremely helpful. Horse no-climb is composed of small metal wires that are welded into a rectangular that is about three by two inches. The fence is held in place by wooden posts or T posts. An impatient horse will sometimes paw and the small rectangles will keep the hooves from getting caught in the fence. This fence is good for spanning long stretches because it comes in fairly large rolls. Because of the method of attachment this is more of a permanent fence.
Barbed wire, which is perfect for cattle, should never be used for horses. This fence consists of small wires that are hard to see when the horse is speeding across the pasture. They can easily miss that there is fence and run right into it. Barbed wire can easily tangle around horse’s feet and legs causing severe damage. Horses differ from cattle in that they have much thinner skin and can easily be cut by the barbs. If the horse reaches through the fence, he can become tangled and you will most likely have to get medical assistance.
There are many types of fencing, ranging from wooden to metal to even electric. Finding the right one for you and your horse is a process, but one that you will reap the rewards from for many years into the future.