Would like to fence in a 3-4 acre pasture that is situated in a valley with a rolling topography. Was browsing around the net and there just is so many variations and differences.
Was planning on doing t-posts but can someone guide me as far as tape/wire and basically which brands to focus on and which is the most economical and a DIY installation.
thanks in advance
Check out redbrands site http://www.redbrand.com/ they have a nice fence calculator for any type you chose. I prefer woven wire horse fence with T-posts and either wood or pipe corner braces. I have used the elect. tape but find for the long term it isnt practical. In Kansas the wind is too strong at times and it has a tendency to "blow" and stretch especially if you use the plastic posts. I have also had trouble with young horses running through it even though I had 3 stands. With the woven wire I haven't had to run any elect. fence. I also prefer the woven wire over the welded. The welds tend to pop on the welded. Here is a photo of mine I don't think you can see the corner posts but they are pipe. This is my dry lot area its about 2 acres. We rounded the corners so it is a 4 post corner instead of the usual 3 post.
I don't mean to make a fuss Vida but I think you should put some caps on that fence post. My buddies horse got cut up on an uncovered fence post because she was fighting with another horse. It's purely a personal opinion though.
Try electrobraid. You can also use fiberglass posts instead of t-posts. They are very economical and easy to install yourself.
I use electric rope instead of tape, cause I find it easier to work with. The tape gets twisted and tangled easily. The rope, though, you have to be careful with if you have a small horse that doesn't way very much. We had a filly that got her leg wrapped in it when it was off and ripped it down to the bone, plus my mare got caught in it and left a bit of a scar and she was 750 pounds. It's fine if you keep it tight and on, but the management at this place was pretty crappy.
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