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post #1 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Will this fence contain my horses?

Deer fencing that is. I'd say our house is sitting on about 6 acres. It's fenced on all sides except the front is deer fencing. If I let my horses out to graze the grass will they be able to escape the deer fencing???
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 01:00 PM
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Deer fencing that is. I'd say our house is sitting on about 6 acres. It's fenced on all sides except the front is deer fencing. If I let my horses out to graze the grass will they be able to escape the deer fencing???

Deer fencing is like the 2x4 wire mesh?? or what? and How tall is it?
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 01:03 PM
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Photos would be most helpful - there are so many things some people consider as this or that fencing (deer fencing included) - I don't want to answer based on what I know as deer fencing and have it be something totally different. It will also depend on your horses - a horse that has no fence-testing inclinations can be contained by a lot less than one that is known to challenge even the sturdiest of fences, kwim?
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 01:08 PM
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Yeah, I'm not sure what that is either? Around here it's fishing line, LOL!
I've always grazed my horses individually in the yard, they're less inclined to wander. Get the "herd" out and they charge around acting stupid and get into trouble.

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post #5 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 01:13 PM
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Around here deer fencing is about 10 feet tall wire mesh. Nothing gets through it. They use it for the elk and buffalo farms. I would think it would work for horses
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 01:35 PM
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If its the 7-8 ft wire stuff that they use around the vineyards that we live by, I think it would keep horses in good!
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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SORRY EVERYONE!!!! I guess I didn't consider that it's different in different places. Here is a picture of what i mean.
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This isn't my property but that is the kind of fence we have. It is supposed to allow deer to pass through it.
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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oh haha, guess deer fencing is different in different places. Here it is meant to keep deer out, not let them in lol

Depends on how tall it is and how well built it is. I have seen fences like that with cows in them
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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Pass through or jump over?? Wow, I would say if the horse wanted out it would get out ( does not look very tall ). All depends on the horse. I can string hot wire tape and not turn it on and my horses will stay in. I bet if there was a fuss they would bust through it though, even if hot!
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post #10 of 18 Old 05-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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oh haha, guess deer fencing is different in different places. Here it is meant to keep deer out, not let them in lol

Depends on how tall it is and how well built it is. I have seen fences like that with cows in them
Ha ha x2 cause I was thinking the same thing. Keeping them out, hahahaha.
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