Originally Posted by maura
You're talking between a quarter and a half acre inside fence. While I think you're on the right track talking about splitting it up and grazing first one side and then the other; you won't be able to keep any kind of grass on that area unless you lock the horses off it 20 hours per day. Horses with limited forage lots of free choice hay and very, very sturdy fence.
If those measurements are accurate, you might want to rethink this plan a bit.
would 24 inches be fine for the lower strand since I am only running 2 strands? I am running a 1x6 along the whole 130 ft front and along the 100 ft side as well. I will only run the 2 strands along the other side and the back though. I was going to run the bottom strand at 24 inches, and the 2nd at about 1 ft 9 inches from that , then 4-5 inches above that will be the 1x6. Total height for the front and that side would be about 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 ft. Post will be 5 ft and along the back and other side, I will run T post with the 6th post being a 4x4