Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
We had a lot of problems with the electric fence at my old place. It was the rope stuff with wire strands all wrapped throughout it. We had three strands running from post to post. In the winter when he had 3+ feet of snow the bottom strand would be under the snow and short out the rest of the fence, in turn stopping the electric current flowing through. And of course, our Percherons ( being the lovely LARGE horses they are) would test the fence when it was down and go for a nice visit to the neighbors house! I was thinking about the no climb wire fencing, but I have heard that they can be dangerous because horses will get their legs trapped in them ? Here in New Brunswick, Canada we have some pretty extreme snow storms and we can get A LOT of snow! Also, I am wondering if I really need to run an electric strand with the me wire fencing ? If so, does anyone know anything about solar powered fencers ?