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    04-30-2009, 08:37 AM
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Foal
Question how high should a paddock fence be?

My aunty owns one horse but keeps various other horses in her paddock (not strays people board them there :p) but the other day I noticed the fencing was only about 1m high and was only metal wire fencing. Is 1m fencing high enough or could the horses escape?
     
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    04-30-2009, 09:13 AM
  #2
Weanling
How many feet is 1m? I think the fence should be about 5 feet tall.
     
    04-30-2009, 09:18 AM
  #3
Foal
1m is about 5ft, Americans and your imperial measurments XD
     
    04-30-2009, 09:43 AM
  #4
Showing
I'm afraid that 1m is only ~3 1/4' not 5'. If 1m is the the height, then that is too low for horses. Some horses will stay in an area that is surrounded by string but a fence of no less then 4' to 5' is much safer and preferred.
     
    05-04-2009, 12:25 AM
  #5
Started
Depends on what kind of horses you're fencing in. Minis can obviously have short fencing. However, my 15.3hh TB jumped a 4.5 foot hot tape fence once and went gallivanting around the property like a raving lunatic.

It's best to have at least a 5 foot fence, assuming you have full sized horses.
     

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