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    10-18-2010, 07:58 PM
  #11
Showing
Mine will come close enough to the fence where you can reach over and pet their head but the only one that will actually put his head over the fence is my Percheron.
     
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    10-18-2010, 08:00 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
I was skeptical at first, but I've really come to like the electric rope fencing. It's easy to put up, not expensive, and you can put the posts pretty far apart. 5+ years without any escapes.
how far spart does it call for and how far apart do you have yours?

And how many strands?

I might just do one but I guess the 2 strands just look more attractive lol
     
    10-18-2010, 09:17 PM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
how far spart does it call for and how far apart do you have yours?

And how many strands?

I might just do one but I guess the 2 strands just look more attractive lol
We went 25 feet, but if you have flat land you're supposed to be able to go 50 feet without a problem. Also, we went with 2 strands only because a friend of ours had young horses that liked to roll near their fence and would actually wind up rolling under one strand (sigh).
     
    10-18-2010, 09:26 PM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
We went 25 feet, but if you have flat land you're supposed to be able to go 50 feet without a problem. Also, we went with 2 strands only because a friend of ours had young horses that liked to roll near their fence and would actually wind up rolling under one strand (sigh).
do you have the electrobraid? I heard their's is supposed to be put at 50 ft apart.

I saw some in the tractor supply place the other day, not electrobraid but a nice thick rope kind and it was 656 ft for about 39-49 bucks.
     
    10-19-2010, 02:59 AM
  #15
Trained
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
do you have the electrobraid? I heard their's is supposed to be put at 50 ft apart.

I saw some in the tractor supply place the other day, not electrobraid but a nice thick rope kind and it was 656 ft for about 39-49 bucks.
We have 'generic electrobraid' from tractor supply, probably the same/similar to what you saw since that sounds about roughly the right price from what I remember.

How far you go really depends on the terrain and weather. As you said, they you are supposed to go 50' on flat land if snow/wind/etc is not a problem. We have some slightly rolling areas and to be honest, 50' seemed a long way to go, but it may just be me being conservative, more used to wire fencing, and not liking to seach for escapees
     
    10-19-2010, 06:02 AM
  #16
Banned
I am going to go against the grain here. Since you have not bought your horse yet and you do not know what type of horse you will have, I suggest you make a more sturdy fence than one strand of tape.
This fits into the category of 'just because it worked does not mean it is what you should do'.

I would recommend three strands of electric. I think of what is offered, tape is probably the safest.

You need one strand low enough to prevent those horses that like to reach under from just scooting under the fence. You need one strand high enough to discourage the thought that jumping out is an easy option. Then one strand in the middle to fill the large void.

If you are going to go with wire, coated wire, or electric rope be sure to install them properly. Improperly installed they can be very dangerous.
     
    10-19-2010, 08:29 AM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
We have 'generic electrobraid' from tractor supply, probably the same/similar to what you saw since that sounds about roughly the right price from what I remember.

How far you go really depends on the terrain and weather. As you said, they you are supposed to go 50' on flat land if snow/wind/etc is not a problem. We have some slightly rolling areas and to be honest, 50' seemed a long way to go, but it may just be me being conservative, more used to wire fencing, and not liking to seach for escapees
So about 3 ft high for one strand should be fine right?
     
    10-19-2010, 08:31 AM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
I am going to go against the grain here. Since you have not bought your horse yet and you do not know what type of horse you will have, I suggest you make a more sturdy fence than one strand of tape.
This fits into the category of 'just because it worked does not mean it is what you should do'.

I would recommend three strands of electric. I think of what is offered, tape is probably the safest.

You need one strand low enough to prevent those horses that like to reach under from just scooting under the fence. You need one strand high enough to discourage the thought that jumping out is an easy option. Then one strand in the middle to fill the large void.

If you are going to go with wire, coated wire, or electric rope be sure to install them properly. Improperly installed they can be very dangerous.
I am going to keep him in the stall area for about a week to get him used to the area, then train him to the pasture so I was thinking 1 strand should suffice. I am going to look for a not too old horse, something nice and calm too.
     
    10-19-2010, 08:32 AM
  #19
Banned
Good luck with that.........

I tried one strand once in my life (many years ago).

Thankfully I had really nice neighbors who brought my horses back several mornings in a row when they got out and went for a walk during the night.
     
    10-19-2010, 08:40 AM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Good luck with that.........

I tried one strand once in my life (many years ago).

Thankfully I had really nice neighbors who brought my horses back several mornings in a row when they got out and went for a walk during the night.
Lol. Did they go under or over it? One of my friends I saw his setup the other day and he has one strand of the 2 inch tape and said only time his horses got out was if the wire was off and they knew it was off. I gues they can smell it.
     

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