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    05-05-2013, 10:46 PM
Would round 4-5 in 7ft long posts work? I want to sink them 2.5-3 ft into the ground though. How could a horse get it's foot stuck in the brace?
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    05-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Would 4-5in wide posts work for corners too? The ten foot spacing is for wood posts too, right? Thanks.
    05-06-2013, 11:43 AM
Yes 4-5 inch would work for corners and the straight lines. 10 feet is for both t posts and wood posts.

Basically an H brace is a twisted wire that goes from the top of the post to the bottom of the post. If a horse was running around or pawing there or kicked out, his leg could get stuck between the brace and the fence or get twisted up in the wire. I don't get any frost or snow here which is why we sunk the posts 2 feet into the ground. Good luck!
    05-06-2013, 12:50 PM
How do you attach the mesh to the end posts? How far up from the ground should it be? Should it touch the ground?
    05-06-2013, 08:13 PM
The mesh is attached to the post by a special staple (driven in with a hammer for wood posts, and they have metal clips for t-posts. You will also need a fence stretcher to insure the no climb is tight-
SpeeCo Wire Stretcher - Mills Fleet Farm
You want to get the no climb as close to the ground as possible to avoid a horse getting a leg stuck- no set answer, but get it as close as you can.

Here are some instructional videos-
    05-07-2013, 12:20 AM
Thanks. I was wondering how much a load of pea gravel would cost and how much I would need for a 30x 20ft pen? Thanks.
    05-07-2013, 08:20 PM
How much mud do you get? You need as much gravel as mud plus one or two inches. What do you mean by a load? An 8 foot pickup truck or dump truck load? The prices really varies by location.
    05-07-2013, 10:56 PM
If in terms of acreage, how many acres does a horse need? Like with grassy pasture? It's hard for me to imagine feet X feet to be of any help.. I always use acreage, lol
    05-08-2013, 12:38 AM
That's because 20x30 is about 0.009 of an acre. How many acres per horse depends on your location. It can be anywhere from 2-30 acres. Ask local horse people about how many acres they have per horse.

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