Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Yes, two wires, a live and a ground wire would be better. If the horse takes a chance and pushes the upper wire he'll get a good snap, touch the lower one to boot and I promise you he'll do a turn on his haunches you could never teach. Horses can sense when the charger is on and you need at least 2000 volts preferably 3000 or more. If a dumb one tests it the idiot will put his nose on it, and after that you could probably keep him behind string. If you don't have a tester, get one, the cheapest model works altho the dinky little light can be hard to see during the day. The digitals are considerably more expensive but easy to read.
Thanks. Maybe I should stay with wire because my horse grew up with it and respects it(the people I got him from have all their paddocks and pastures fenced in with two to three strands of hi tensile wire). Even when The power is off, he wont push the wire over. How thick should the brace posts be set? How deep should they be? Could you post a pic or something to give me an idea of how the bracing is done? Thanks.