When selecting equine fencing, horse owners need a solution that ticks three main boxes: high quality, secure and horse friendly. There are many different types of equestrian fencing that we can supply and install, the most popular including Post and Rail, Electric Fencing and Stud Wire Fencing. Equine fencing is not something to compromise on, it’s very important to ensure you have the infrastructure to safely contain horses and other animals while ensuring no domestic intruders find there way in.
Post and Rail Fencing
Post and rail fencing have the advantage of providing containment and safety with a rather compact appearance. It is the most common amongst the types of equine fencing and it usually consists of three to four evenly spaced rails fastened to posts stuck into the ground at different spots in a periodic pattern. Wood is commonly used for this type of fencing but it is gradually being replaced by poly vinyl chloride (PVC) posts and rails, which have proven more durable and resistant to the elements. And horse are less likely to chew on PVC posts and rails, so a breach in the fence is less likely. Fencing of this type also requires regular maintenance, periodic checks should be carried out to remove any hardware or debris sticking out and to check for breaches. Further maintenance such as painting, staining and replacement of cracked or warped boards might also be necessary.
This is advantageous in that it can be used as a fencing material by itself or in conjunction with other fence types. At an installation cost that is relatively inexpensive, electric wire and tape are an ideal fencing material and they increase the longevity and effectiveness of other fencing materials when used in conjunction with them. Fence lines that are hot are typically good at keeping away intruders and even the horses themselves as it typically takes only a single run-in to pass on the ‘steer clear’ message. By itself, electric horse fencing is economical and it takes even less time to erect than most conventional horse fences, saving you money and time. Be it a permanent electric fence or a temporary one, ensure that the shock charges are in the safe zone to prevent accidents.
Stud Wire Fencing
Stud wire fencing, from the outset, were designed to be a safe fences for equine species. Due to its high tensile steel core, there is hardly a chance of the fence wrapping around your horse should they impact it. Novel stud wire fences are coated with smooth polymer to protect the horses’ skin from abrasions or bruises upon contact. It is similar to the post and rail type in that it does incorporate posts at evenly spaced points but instead of the rail, three to four specially wound wire meshes are fastened to the posts at different points. Once installed properly, it makes for a quite sturdy and reliable equine fence, keeping your horses within the perimeter and intruders out without causing harm to your horses. Fencing of this type usually incorporate an electric function.
Whatever your equine fencing choice, always keep the safety and wellbeing of those adorable four-legged creatures in mind.