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post #1 of 40 Old 12-22-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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We just bought 6 acres, and are planning to house horses on it. We are planning on using t-posts (with caps of course) for sure, but everything else is up in the air for fencing. We would like it to be as cost effective as possible. We were planning on using some sort of electric too. Send your ideas my way!!

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post #2 of 40 Old 12-22-2012, 09:51 PM
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We use high tinsile. Two strands. It's cheap, easy to
Install, and easy to repair. And can be "hot" or not.
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I like the tape for visibility reasons. I have tape on both of my pastures (some partial, one is fully tape). I like it and haven't had any issues with it.

However, if you live in an area where wind is common, I strongly suggest you get something that is heavier duty and designed for high-wind areas.
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Thanks for including a link! I would be nervous to use just electric alone, but I guess wire wouldn't do much for a horse that wants out either?

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Depends on the wire. One part of my larger pasture is made from strands of double-twisted slick wire and that keeps them in just fine. The only reason that I want to replace it is because the fencing is really old and most of the posts are leaning/falling over LOL....and the tape looks better, IMHO.

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Yeah I was looking tape... I also hear you can twist it slightly to help with wind?
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Fact is, fence is more suggestion then physical barrier. They want out, their going to get out. That's why electric works. They learn. I like tape too. But never had the chance to use it myself. Would save on pink streamers lol.
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We use high tinsile. Two strands. It's cheap, easy to
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Just two strands? Does this work well? Do you use it in a large pasture where they are unlikely to want to get out, or in a small paddock?

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Fact is, fence is more suggestion then physical barrier. They want out, their going to get out. That's why electric works. They learn. I like tape too. But never had the chance to use it myself. Would save on pink streamers lol.
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Haha yes! I will look into the tape more!

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Just two strands? Does this work well? Do you use it in a large pasture where they are unlikely to want to get out, or in a small paddock?
We use it on 3ac down to 3/4ac. We had 5 strand on our front pasture, but cut the bottom strand out since they kept stepping over it.
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