Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
I always use portable electric fencing within the perimeter of permanent fencelines, even though my horses are very respectful of anything that looks like an electric tape
I do make an exception, at times, when I am home, and want to graze the back of the barn area, which is not fenced, but I only will put horses in it, that I know will respect that tape, and never when I am gone, or over night
In fact, I run the charge tot hat electric tape off of my permanent fence, which all have a top hot wire
My gates are commercial steel gates , that come with that chain, to which I add a good snap, just in case a horse learns to play with that chain. I used to have home made wooden type gates in places, but they failed at times, and horses seem to like to challenge them, chew them, ect, while they leave steel gates alone. At least mine do!