Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I think you will have plenty of room for what 1-2 horses. For fencing I would do a 4 strand barb wire fence with a strand of electric on the inside. If you use any kind of wire fence then you need good corner braces to keep the wire tight. Tight barb wire doesn't cut horses. It may scratch them but they won't cut them. You could find a fencing contractor to put it up or at least do the corners if you haven't done it before.
For the love of god if you can avoid a barb wire fence please do so! I have seen way
to many seriou
s injuries from barb wire. If your going to spend the money on 1 strand of hot wire, Id do 3 strands of hot wire, and a fourth strand (very bottom) a dead wire. May be a bit more money in the end, but much safer!
Barb wire would be my last resort!
Also, you county will have laws on what the minimum requirements are for housing horses. Most places it is 2 acres/horse. But youl want to check into this prior to spending a lot of money on fencing etc.