I know I'm a little late in posting this but...I hate that rope/tape fence. I used it to seperate a pasture I was resting a few years ago The horses were constantly going thru it. I even had 3 strands all hot. I was always in fear of someone getting hurt I finally gave up and let them have the grass. I had barbless wire for awhile too but they where using it to scratch themselves on too much and laying it over. I finally put up woven wire horse fence and I really like it a lot. I think it would be cheaper than wood but you do have to put up braces in the corners to stretch it against. I just have it in my dry lot so far since they dont work the fence when in the summer pasture. Heres what it looks like. I don't think you can tell but it is up about 5-6" off the ground. Its not suppose to walk down but we raised it just to be on the safe side.
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- Anatole France