Fencing - Page 4 - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 40 Old 12-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,482
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MooseDragon View Post
Have you ever had a problem with wind? And power outages?
Posted via Mobile Device
The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
Darrin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 40 Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 87
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
Yes I planned on having it on for the first few weeks then a few weeks in fall too then having it off for the rest of the time as long as I don't have any problems.
Posted via Mobile Device
MooseDragon is offline  
post #33 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 07:55 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,206
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
Agreed. Don't skimp on the charger. Pay a few more $$s and get a charger that is at least double what you think you need and you won't be sorry.

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #34 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SE TN
Posts: 4,537
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
It's the grounding system that makes it hot.

Gallagher recommends at least five ground rods spaced 10 feet a part. I took their advice and neither the horses, nor the neighborhood kids will touch it.....

Word gets around among the kids......several funny stories but that's another post...

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Last edited by gunslinger; 12-24-2012 at 09:24 AM.
gunslinger is offline  
post #35 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 87
• Horses: 1
Thanks for the advice! :)
Posted via Mobile Device
MooseDragon is offline  
post #36 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 04:45 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
We use hot tape, but only as interior fencing, not boundaries. After seeing one of my horses bolt after chucking me
Off and run straight through it, snapping it like it wasn't there, I just don't trust it enough for boundaries. However all
Our other horses respect it just fine and we use it to restrict their grazing.

Two plain wires isn't enough for ours when they get hungry, they walk through.

We have about five plain wires and barb on top (cattle fencing) which works fine. On some fences we have an electric standoff which is even better as they can't lean on the fence at all. However make sure it is high enough, at the station one filly got her leg hooked over the hot wire, luckily it had shorted out or it would have been a disaster.

My ideal would be post and rail or the new plastic strip fencing, with either an electric stand off or you can get the top part of the plastic strip electrified. But that gets exxy!
Posted via Mobile Device
wild_spot is offline  
post #37 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 06:36 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,356
• Horses: 0
I have field fence adn t post around my entire place with one strand of hot wire Wide Tape . The center divider between the pastures is pipe post and top bar and two strands of hot wire tape, and the horses test the fence, and will crawl under to get to the other pasture. three pastures with T post and caps, even though the caps end up missing or off, and two strands of tape on 2 pastures and 3 strrands of tape on the front by the road.
stevenson is offline  
post #38 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 87
• Horses: 1
I believe electric fencing is really dependent on the horse. Some horses will respect it and some will not, but those that dont are usually lacking in something that they need.
Posted via Mobile Device
MooseDragon is offline  
post #39 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,356
• Horses: 0
my horses test the fence and will get out. They dont need anything. They have pasture, alfalfa hay morn and night, clean water tub that you can swim in, free choice mineral /salt. Room to run, roll , trees for shade . They are wormed on a regular basis. They are fat and sassy.
stevenson is offline  
post #40 of 40 Old 12-24-2012, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 87
• Horses: 1
It could also depend on how hot the fence is also. Your horses sound mischievous lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
MooseDragon is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fencing! HarleyWood Barn Maintenance 4 10-04-2012 09:29 PM
What fencing do you use? caseymyhorserocks Barn Maintenance 16 12-06-2011 05:34 PM
Fencing? Calmwaters Horse Talk 4 10-13-2011 04:11 PM
Best Fencing horseeyfarmgrl16 Horse Talk 7 08-21-2011 12:03 PM
Fencing themacpack Miniature Horses 6 10-11-2009 10:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome