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        05-29-2014, 04:14 PM
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    Foal
    New to building fences

    Hi,
    I just moved into a new place and am looking for information on how to fence in my horses. I have two horses and they have about an acre that I need to fence in. My barbed wire fence that was on the property is broken and would need repair. I am looking into electric fencing, as there is a little bit of electrobraid in the garage that I could use. A few questions:

    Can you connect two strands of electrobraid together?

    How do I ground the wire?

    Does it work well in snow?

    Does anyone have any other suggestions? I really have no idea what is best in terms of horse fencing as my horses have always been boarded. If everyone could just put in their knowledge on the subject or point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it!
         
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        05-29-2014, 08:33 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by rickdrey    
    Hi,
    I just moved into a new place and am looking for information on how to fence in my horses. I have two horses and they have about an acre that I need to fence in. My barbed wire fence that was on the property is broken and would need repair. I am looking into electric fencing, as there is a little bit of electrobraid in the garage that I could use. A few questions:

    Can you connect two strands of electrobraid together? Yes. You do (or I do) have to bare the wire 'just enough' but you can.

    How do I ground the wire? I used a straight piece of wire, attach to the ground post on the charger and attach the other end to a piece of rebar driven into the ground.

    Does it work well in snow? That's our longest season here, and yes it does.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions? I really have no idea what is best in terms of horse fencing as my horses have always been boarded. If everyone could just put in their knowledge on the subject or point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it!
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        05-29-2014, 10:29 PM
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    Foal
    You could say I have put up my fair share of fence. LOL. Electric fence works great in snow, if the snow gets really deep you can disconnect your bottom wire so that it does not ground out your fence. You can connect your wires. Just use a jumper wire between your strands. Just remember.... 4th grade science class. Electricity has to run in a circuit. If it is grounded or touches metal on ground anywhere is will not work. It has to be ran in an complete circuit. To ground it you need to by a grounding rode or just long metal rode. Tap it deep in the ground and then wrap your jumper wire between the grounding rod and the connector labeled ground. Electric fence is a great easy to put up fence. Good luck
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