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  • Is electrobraid horse fence better then equi rope horse fence
  • Electrobraid vs other poly rope brands

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    01-30-2013, 04:28 AM
  #11
Green Broke
My fence is the 2 " tape, forget the brand,it is green , it was not cheap. I have used some cheap white tape, breaks, and the smaller tape 1/4 " and the poly rope.. most of that is in the trash. It depends on how many wires are in the tape or braid for it to be effective. The more the better and the more it cost
     
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    01-30-2013, 09:48 AM
  #12
Showing
The braids were never intended for perimeter fencing because the wind can create tremendous pressure until it shreds. Wire is still the safest for perimeter fencing. The other products are good for dividing fencing within the perimeter. I've had 1/2" ribbon shred. Once the horses are behind wire they'll get to where if they see two fence posts they assume wire is there.
     
    01-30-2013, 11:19 AM
  #13
Foal
ElectroBraid

There will always be less expensive brands out there but remember you get what you pay for. Make sure you check the warranty it will speak for itself and also the break strength. Yes electricity will keep them in but if something happens to the electric source you need to have the fence be strong enough to contain until power is back on. ElectroBriad has a 25 yr warranty and 1300 lbs of break strength.
     
    01-30-2013, 11:25 AM
  #14
Started
Yes, Electrobraid is 1300 lbs of break strength (the highest I've seen on any of the other polyrope brands is 860 or so). The conductivity of the copper is also much higher, which makes it more effective when it does zap the horse... thus the horses are less inclined to want to push through it anyway.

I have been doing some research lately and mtranby is right -- you get what you pay for. Sometimes the cheaper stuff still works okay, but the more expensive products like Electrobraid often work better.
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    01-30-2013, 11:30 AM
  #15
Foal
All of my cross fencing is quarter inch braid. It has held my horses on this property for 10 years. I sold one mare a month ago to a person who has smooth wire electric fencing and this horse just runs through it. I know this mare tests fences and that is why I got the braid. She would walk up and put her whiskers on the fence then walk away from the braid. She would just walk through the smaller fencing. I know nothing about how this persons fencing is done, but it is obviously not holding a charge like it should. I use the braid sold by local store because that is what I have available locally. Not sure what brand it is right now.
     
    01-30-2013, 01:56 PM
  #16
Green Broke
The point of an electric fence with most horses is that once they know it zaps them good, they don't test it. Our fence isn't even on half the time and I don't worry about the power going out. If a horse wants to run through the fence, 1300 lbs break force is not going to stop them any more than 850 lbs or a board fence for that matter. Get a good, strong charger and a good ground and you'll be good to go.
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    01-30-2013, 04:31 PM
  #17
Yearling
What is 'break strength'?
     
    01-30-2013, 04:37 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
What is 'break strength'?
How many pounds of force before the wire/rope breaks.
     
    01-30-2013, 05:01 PM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
The point of an electric fence with most horses is that once they know it zaps them good, they don't test it. Our fence isn't even on half the time and I don't worry about the power going out. If a horse wants to run through the fence, 1300 lbs break force is not going to stop them any more than 850 lbs or a board fence for that matter. Get a good, strong charger and a good ground and you'll be good to go.
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AGREE! Once my horses each got 'bit' by the fence, they've never tried to test it again. While feeding last night, I realized that the fence was unplugged. I was amazed the goat (who has discovered he can easily climb the livestock fencing when ever he pleases) was still in. He won't touch it now, as he got 'bit' in the nose with it a few days ago.
     
    01-30-2013, 05:46 PM
  #20
Yearling
My horse is really respectful of electric fences and dosnt test them ,even if the power is off. That's because he's been around them since he was born. I just want to have something more visible(my horse sometimes runs around his paddock really fast-its scary!) and I don't always want to have to rely on electricity. For example, what if I got another horse in the future? One that didnt grow up with electric fences? Is it possible to put up a wire mesh fence and reinforce it with electricity? How high does an electric fence have to be?
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