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post #1 of 5 Old 01-25-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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We are planning on moving my horses home but we can not afford all wood fencing. I was thinking of electric fencing all around. Is this a good source? I want to be able to keep my guys in and not have to worry about them getting loose. What would you suggest if wood fencing is just not an option for us? Thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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Many folks are happy with electric, but I wouldn't keep it forever. Why don't you study up on doing the electric right, and then start gradually replacing it with wood? Buy a few 8 ft. high, 8 inch wide posts at a time, and put up 5 ft. high, 2 panel fencing on the outside of the electric. I would use 2 x 8 pine. If you are living in the country anyway, I suggest buying an auger. I have one. It looks like a giant corkscrew and is mush easier to use digging holes bc you "screw" it until it's full of dirt, then remove it from the hole, then dig deeper. I bought mine in 2000, put in 11 posts to finish fencing in what is now my South Pasture, and I've used it over and over again, especially for gardening.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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properly installed electrified high tension cable. cheap effective and not overly labor intensive.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-25-2013, 01:15 PM
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Electric fencing is fine, even for permanent fencing. Any fencing will need upkeep. Install it correctly and you'll have less problems.

We use electric for our pastures but we made it so we could remove it because we are only renting the land. With that, we have had some "escapes". If it was installed correctly, I doubt they would have escaped. We use the electric rope.

If you use a higher quality equipment, like the charger, you'll have less issues. Don't skimp for the cheap ones.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-25-2013, 01:23 PM
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If your horses respect electric, you can get away with 1 strand of 1/4" polyrope. We've kept 4 mares like that for years with no problems. Easy, quick, and inexpensive.
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