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  • Can i use woven wire with vinyl fencing
  • How to keep sheep inside vinyl fences

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    11-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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Foal
Fence Question

I am installing additional 2000 linear feet of 3-rail vinyl fence w/5" posts. Some around property perimieter not currently fenced and I plan to install woven wire horsemesh 2"x4" on that vinyl fence to keep out predators. But also fencing off two pens. One 150ft by 150ft square and a second 75ft by 50ft. The old broken wooden fence I am replacing had woven wire mesh on the inside of the fence around the pens; installed by prior owner. Some have told me to replace new vinyl pens with woven wire installed onto new vinyl fence for added safety for horses and fence. Others have said do not install on new vinyl pen fence just around property perimieter fence only. Fence and pens are in and I have several 100ft rolls of the new woven wire to install it on pens. Are there advanatages or disadvantages to installing on inside of vinyl fence pens up to middle of top rail? Should I use it or leave open vinyl fences. Please advise.
     
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    11-25-2012, 01:16 PM
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Started
I would definitely put it on the outer fences, but the inner ones are optional unless you have minis, foals, or other small critters around.
     
    11-25-2012, 01:22 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Vinyl fencing by itself is rather weak and a horse can easily walk through it. That means you need something in conjunction with vinyl fencing to keep your horses in. No climb woven fencing attached to your vinyl fencing will only somewhat work. Your horses will still push on the fence going after grass on the other side which means they'll eventually push it over.

If you want to use your woven fencing the best bet would be to use it for building a secondary fence inside the vinyl fencing. Or, install 3 strands of electrical fencing on your vinyl fencing so your horses will not push on the vinyl.

Really vinyl fencing is more decorative than functional. Looks good around your yard but not strong enough to keep any large animal in that will push up against it. Probably work for smaller animals like sheep except they would crawl through it.
     
    11-25-2012, 01:27 PM
  #4
Weanling
Mine just leaned into the vinyl fencing and it pushed over and once they know that it's done. Installing electric rope/ribbon on the inside of the fencing is what I would do.
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    11-26-2012, 12:21 AM
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Foal
Thanks to everyone for your responses. The feedback was very helpful. I will take measures to ensure a better fencing solution. Thanks!!
     

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