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post #11 of 18 Old 11-29-2010, 07:15 AM
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No, I mean 5 T posts in a row, then one wooden one, then 5 T posts in a row, then one wooden one, etc.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-29-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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No, I mean 5 T posts in a row, then one wooden one, then 5 T posts in a row, then one wooden one, etc.
gotcha. The length is going to be about 162 ft on the back side where the t post will be and If I am correct, the rope electric wire's post can be 25-30 ft apart so I wil only need about 7 t post.
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which of these 3 types of grass I should possibly plant. I was thinking of Bermuda, Bahia, or Rye. The area I am building is going to be about 120-130 x 100 and the backside will be about 162 ft. It will be divided in the middle so that I can let one area grow while he grazes one part. I will also have a seperate stable area also. There is some field grass in part of the area that I am going to pasturize and I was thining of probably getting somethign that will grow year round. I think the Rye is the one that will grow year round and was thinking of going with that.


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[quote] the rope electric wire's post can be 25-30 ft apart so I wil only need about 7 t post.

That is not a very stable or secure fence. I wouldn't run any fence on 25 - 30' centers, and certainly not electric wire or T posts. How big is the area you plan to fence?
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the rope electric wire's post can be 25-30 ft apart so I wil only need about 7 t post.

That is not a very stable or secure fence. I wouldn't run any fence on 25 - 30' centers, and certainly not electric wire or T posts. How big is the area you plan to fence?
162 ft on backside of the fence and about 120-130 ft on front. The sides will be about 100 ft. It will also be split in the middle so I can let grass grow while he grazes the other side
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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.
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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.
yeah i was going off of the whole electrobraid stuff since the rope I am going to use is similar. I watched the video that came with the packet they sent me and they did mention possibly the need to stretch the rope with another thing you have to purchase. I won't be purchasing that stretcher thing and instead will just rely on muscle lol. Me and my dad will put it up. I will go 10 ft apart with the post and like you said put a 4x4 every 6th post.
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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
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