Originally Posted by Get up and go
Hi everyone, I have a big boy who truly believes he is a bulldozer when I leave his sight, so I need a strong electric fence to keep him from pushing the fence over. The box needs to be solar powered. Any recommendations about what you use or have heard is best would be greatly appreciated!
The secret to a good fence is making it hot so here's some tips.
-First and foremost a good ground, without one it doesn't matter what kind of fencing you use or type of charger.
-No brush, grass, spiderwebs, limbs or anything else except for insulator and air touching your fencing.
-Stay away from poly strand fencing, the small wire strands just don't cut it unless your horse is one who wont challenge a fence already.
-Run two strands at a minimum, upper and lower. Have your lower about 6" off the ground and your upper a few inches from the top of your pole. If you really want to see your horse do a dance, toss a third strand in between the two that is grounded.
-Buy yourself a fence tester and use it once a week.
-Fence maintanence is important. Along with testing your fence once a week you want to walk the entire thing once a week. Look for anything that will ground it out and clear it. I also like to use roundup to spray under my fencing.