Hi everyone. I wasn't sure quite where to put this, so I hope this is ok...
I am putting up a semi-permanent electric fence at my dad's property for my horse.
To get right to the point, WHY can't I find appropriately tall posts for an electric equine fence? I live in the Louisville area, lots of horses around...and the tallest posts are 48", but once they're in the ground they're only about 39".
Do horses just respect electric fence in general, and they won't attempt to jump it? I know it's a psychological barrier rather than physical, but...I just want to make sure it will work before I buy the supplies.
Where I have Annie now, we have had problems with her jumping the fence at the spot where there is no electric (just wood). We keep raising the fence, but she has jumped almost 5 feet. However, where the electric barrier is on the other side of the pasture, there are just 48" step in posts (probably about 3 1/2 feet above ground), and she has never even tried to jump it since she found out it was charged the first day she was there. This sort of indicates to me that the 48" posts would work, but I would hate to buy all those posts and not be able to return them if they don't work.
Online, I found some affordable fiberglass posts; anybody try these? I did also find some 64" step in posts online, but they seem so expensive compared to the 48" ones I found in stores, even with the difference in height taken into account.
From electric fence users' experience, what works better, the fiberglass posts, or plastic step-ins? And where on earth can I get them taller than 48"? Thanks!