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post #11 of 18 Old 06-24-2010, 03:46 PM
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I have high tensile electric for one pasture, and 5 ft no-climb with a hot wire topper in the other. I know, 5 ft seems excessive unless you have my QH, who thinks it's great fun to jump over anything 4 1/2 ft or less. We would have high tensile for it all, except I'm afraid he'll get tangled up in it one day. Although, anytime I leave the power off, my daughter's pony thinks it's great fun to pluck to top wire like a guitar string, lol.

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post #12 of 18 Old 07-13-2010, 03:37 PM
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Awh, that's cute that the pony plucks on the wire, haha!
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-13-2010, 03:53 PM
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For the last 15 or so years we've had a single strand of barb wire enclosing the pasture. The paddock started out barb wire, changed to 3 board oak, and is now a single strand of electric wire. I just changed the pasture to 2 strands electric rope.

The only problem we ever had with the barb wire was one of our mares would crawl UNDER it if you took the gelding out without it.

But we've been lucky because our horses have never been fence testers or busters. Well, except last spring when there was something wrong with the wire and there was no grass and they were both on diets... the grass was definitely greener on the other side then!
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-20-2010, 10:12 PM
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I have a very very short fence, its around 3ft tall, its backed up with hot wire on the inside. My horses have never done jumping or anything like that, so they pretty much stay in unless I am out side working with the dog.
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-20-2010, 10:39 PM
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We just finished refencing a triangular pasture for
Flicka. 8 ft wooden posts with horse wire 4 ft tall and wooden board on top along long side, the side in the brushline got 7 ft tpost same wire and hotwire to the inside to keep horses off of the ts. We would have preferred wood, but they were not really accesible with the tractor to use the auger, bc we only cleared a path, and left brush bc it's the road side and I don't want it seen from the road.
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post #16 of 18 Old 08-03-2010, 04:28 PM
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No climb horse fence with hot wire on top for perimeter fencing - keeps neighbors dogs out, my dog in (& my horses of course). It is also the most effective for larger areas to fence.

4 rail fencing in the interior of the property to divide into pastures, hot wire on top to keep but rubbers from tearing down the fence.

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-04-2010, 11:14 AM
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My mare will go through hot tape fencing if there are only two strands. She is DETERMINED that the grass is greener on the other side, even if it isn't. She also goes underneath stall guards (the rubber, singular ones).

Where I used to board my horses had electric fencing that I knew was hot (I zapped myself a few times, ugh), and like I said, she would just go right through the "gate" area (where there are only 2 strands). I would not trust Gypsy with electric fencing if there wasn't a seperate fence that went all the way around the area to contain escapees, especially because this barn was right on a major road where people like to speed.

I have 4 rail wood fencing. I would say it is atleast 4' tall, maybe more. Around the entire property there are various kinds of chain link and wood fencing to keep any escapees in (which I am greatful for because they used to escape a lot until I figured out what they were doing).
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-18-2010, 07:45 PM
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Electric Fencing

We keep our stallion in Centaur HTP Fencing. Then pour 10KV through it. He has lots of respect for it....
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