Originally Posted by Production Acres
Actually, you need to put the wire on the side of the horse most of the time - when you are going around bends in the field where the wire would pull against the clip, the wire should be on the outside such that the pressure is born by the post.
1" clips will be better most all of the time as you have less plastic to heat up and move.
2" and larger clips are used to put a hot wire over top of a woven wire fence such that the electric fence is 2" away from teh woven wire.
so if I have say 26 post , the 27th post(27th being the corner), that post needs to be lined up so that the wire can go on the outside of it and then the next post that starts that row would be lined up so that line would go back inside, wire would be running back inside?
And therefore each corner needs to be like that so that the wire wont be pulling against the corners? I have seen some people have horse fences without any corner anchoring and stuff for yrs and yrs with no problems so I will not be using any corner bracing and stuff. One reason why is because I am using part of my neighbors land and if for some reason I have to take the fencing down someday, it won't take too much time. The other reason is like I said I have seen fences that's been up for yrs and yrs and still standing and strong.