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post #11 of 24 Old 05-18-2015, 03:44 PM
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Just keep in mind that electric rope or tape is different, because it's more visible, and is unlikely to cut the horse if the horse runs into it, or gets a leg through it.
Yes. I use electric rope. If I had it to over again I would have chosen Electrobraid. A friend built an Electrobraid fence and it has lasted much better than what I used. So far I haven't found any source of electric rope of equal quality for a cheaper price.
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While I said that I really like my wood fence and I would not use anything else for my paddocks, I am one of people that have wire on the outside of my pasture. It is 34 ac. with 7 horses. A lot of room. Before the horses were set out on it, I put flagging between every two posts, to make it very visible. Now the brush outside of the fence is grown up. I have not had a horse cut on the wire in the past 7 years. I keep it very tight and check it. My horses are not hard to keep in. I feel wire can be used, if done right. When in doubt about any fence, but an electric wire on top and make it very visible. Pasture is one thing. Paddocks and rings are another.
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The question was about paddocks.
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post #14 of 24 Old 05-18-2015, 05:19 PM
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There may be a language issue , by Paddock is this a riding arena ? or is this a dry lot corral the horses are let loose in ?
I have pastures that are fenced with Pipe (used oilfield 2 3/4's od ) cemented in and some field fence strung from the cross pipes . to keep the pasture seperate. the Exterior
fence is t post with caps field fencing and a hot wire at the top. Only had one horse try to go through it, and the horse was not injured.
Three other pastures are t post with field fence. and hot wires.
For a riding arena I currently use portable corral panels as I ran out of cash to finish purchasing the pipe. it does get expensive. I also have 14 pens that are 18 x 32 ' with a 12' foot shade and rain cover that are the oilfield pipe.
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-18-2015, 06:24 PM
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I use electric tape or poly rope. Two stands for the permanent paddocks and one stand for rotational grazing. T posts for poles, always with caps.

My horses are very very respectful of the fence tho and have a round bale at all times besides their pasture so there's not much on the other side for them to be interested in.
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I have been around horses and seen all sorts of fencing and, all sorts of injuries from said fencing!
Saw a yearling colt with an oak rail driven through his chest and sticking out by his elbow, nasty wire injuries if you have horses and whatever fencing you can bet that there has been a bad experience with it!

To me a paddock is when a larger field is divided into sections and each section becomes a paddock.

We had stock netting around the outside of each field with a high tensile wire, electrified, off set so it stuck into the field to keep the horses off the netting.

Each field was divided into paddocks, these were with wood posts driven into the ground and electro rope, two strands, around each paddocks.

I much preferred the rope to tape as the tape, regardless of fitments, would break at the fitments in the wind.

The rope so so easy to put up, as you can get screw in fitments that go into the posts and the rope runs through it.

All the fencing was electrified from the mains. The horses all respected it.

As for being visible, horses are perfectly capable of seeing a single piece of string!
I was at a clinic years ago and the question came up of what they can see in the way of fencing. The man taking the clinic put a piece of brown parcel string across two jump stands and had us jump it. Not one horse touched it though obviously they wouldn't respect it for very long. (Had any horse hit it the string would have broken.)

I never had any posts concreted in unless they were metal. The concrete holds the moisture in and rots the posts out eventually. As said old telegraph poles make good gate and straining posts. They need to be well dug in.

The good thing about the electro rope is that it doesn't put a lot of strain on the corners.
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post #17 of 24 Old 05-20-2015, 04:28 AM
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i used the green tape that has the steel wires in it ,it does not break, you need wire cutters to cut it. it can have some broken wires in it and still not short out. I forget the name of it.
I Found the company advertised in magazines , the charges will do three shocks then turn off in case an is stuck.
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There may be a language issue , by Paddock is this a riding arena ? or is this a dry lot corral the horses are let loose in ?
Just housing paddocks. We're only on a couple acres so no large open pastures.

3 paddocks to fence, one of which will double as a riding/jumping area.
So roughly:
1x 1/4ac paddock
1x 1/4ac paddock
1x 3/4ac paddock/riding area

+ ~1ac worth of house yards that the horses use occasionally.
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Thanks for all the information everyone :)

At this stage we are leaning towards the no climb/diamond mess option with a rail across the top. Not cementing the support posts. Will hold off on the electrical tape for now.

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post #20 of 24 Old 02-23-2016, 09:12 PM
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I have come accross some useful blog articles on the subject, try
http://www.hendersonequineclinic.com/our-blog/2013/4/8/safe-equine-fencing-review.html
I hope it helps.
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