Originally Posted by boots
Electric tape, or wire that you mark with strips, run on T-posts and straight posts. You can cap the T-posts if you are worried about sharp edges. This type of fence is pretty adaptable and not difficult to move when your needs change again.
T-posts, wire, and chargers can sometimes be found second hand, cutting the cost even more.
Electric is cheaper and safer than anything else. Just make sure you're using some kind of tape/wire that the horse can
break. The point is that the horse should not touch the wire/tape at all, but accidents happen and you don't want the horse cutting himself on the wire.
I have never heard of horses jumping the electric wire, but some (read: mine) go under
it if the top line is too high. Using two lines is considered better.