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  1. Farm Forum
    My fence is a single run of half inch electric tape. Total length is approximately 1000 feet, plastic insulators on metal T-posts. Fence charger says it is good for 10 miles. I did not "close the loop", so near the charger one end has the full voltage and the other is down a bit, but still...
  2. Barn Maintenance
    Hi all! What brand of electric braid fencing do you use or prefer? Does anyone use DARE Equi-braid? That is the brand my local farm supply store carries and it looks decent. Of course I know everyone seems to recommend the Electrobraid, but its at the top of my price range and I wonder if a...
  3. Barn Maintenance
    Hi There, Recently purchased a property that needs some TLC. It has a 5 acre pasture that has barbwire fence (most hidden under overgrown saplings and underbrush). I have not moved my horses over until I redo the fence. I want to be able to keep the stray dogs, coyotes, and stray people...
  4. Horse Talk
    I am currently looking after 2 horses that are kept in a field with no stable. with the owner i am hoping to look after them and bring them back into work. As there is not a stable i do not have a tie ring but i do have bailing twine. Where would be the best place to tie the horses? onto the...
  5. New to Horses
    hi, I just moved into a new place and am looking for information on how to fence in my horses. I have two horses and they have about an acre that i need to fence in. My barbed wire fence that was on the property is broken and would need repair. I am looking into electric fencing, as there is a...
  6. Barn Maintenance
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has wrapped something like chicken wire or rabbit hutch type wire around their wood fences to protect from horses chewing. If you have and it worked, do you wrap it around each plank individually or just wrap it around the whole fence around bottom to top. What do...
  7. Horse Training
    Okay so I have a filly, she is seven months old and growing like a weed. My field and paddocks are about 50/50 wood to hotwire. Elsa (the filly) has never seen or dealt with hotwire before and so she started crawling through. I kept trying to fix the fence and whatnot but now she just...
  8. Jumping
    So I was watching some high-level showjumping on Youtube tonight. This video in particular haha. Anyway, I noticed that the riders sit to the fences and then throw themselves over at the last moment. In fact, at 2 min 30 seconds in the video, I think the lady announcer expresses surprise that...
  9. Horse Health
    Before you buy this fence product make sure you ask how Horses get free when they get tangled...The company does not have an answer and if you have an injury they get you to complete a 50 question document which asks questions about how you installed your fence and how your horse acts...they...
  10. New to Horses
    Hello,so I just registered onto horse forum today to discuss my situation that has happened with my horse Woodstock. He is my first horse and he's amazing because I am a beginner. So we have brought Woodstock home and just got done closeting up the field so that we can let him out into the...
  11. Barn Maintenance
    Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forum. I am adopting a BLIND 11yr old Mare from a shelter. She is fully broke, solid, and very mild tempered. I currently board another horse at my good friend's stables, and will also be boarding her there. I am fully prepared for the special needs she will...
  12. Barn Maintenance
    Hey everyone, I was curious as to what your opinions are on good but cheap fences. What are your favorite brands/styles? My dad and I are looking into various kinds so we can be 100% sure that we bought the right kind when we start putting it up this spring. My dad has really looked into the...
  13. Barn Maintenance
    i was wondering if anyone has made a fence of pallets. i was thinking about making an arena with them in the back of my pasture and string a electric fence along the top line that i could make electric if needed. and then cut the pasture in half and make two smaller pastures so i could feed...
  14. English Riding
    I am going to be showing my barns Shetland pony this year and I am super excited! =D We are going to be doing some show jumping as we just figured out the other day she can still jump after not jumping for almost two years. They say she really likes me too because she wouldn't do that ever...
  15. English Riding
    Today was reallllly baddd.... I went to my lesson that I had planned to have for show prep because I leave tomorrow morning! At first (very first!) it was ok, but then It just got bad... I could not get Bee to turn at all!! I came off 3 times because we ran into fences! We would be cantering...
  16. Barn Maintenance
    Hi everyone! Thanks for reading my thread. So i was wondering for those of you who have built or seen the building of arenas and barns could give me some advice on these topics: -size for the barn? -size for the arena? -arena footing? -base for barn/in stalls? (concrete? clay?) -If i have a...
  17. Horse Health
    I am moving to a farm, and the current fence is made of metal mesh with the squares being about 6" X 6" wide. I hear that this is bad for horses as they can get their hooves through these bigger holes. What is the best kind of fence ( least inexpenseive but good ) that you recommend? I am...
  18. Barn Maintenance
    I live in a area where there is alot of bed rock and you can rarely dig down 1+ feet... thus us not being able to have cedar posts. So, my dads plan is to not have any fencing around it (did i mention my ring is placed in the middle of my current summer paddock)... great idea eh? :? PLEASE...
  19. Jen

    Horse Memorials
    My girl Jen passed away today. She ran through the fence, and broke her elbow. The vet put her to sleep. She was 29, almost 30. I loved her dearly- we were pals. She was always so sensitive to how I was feeling, and if I was sad, she'd comfort me. She taught me a lot- about riding, training, and...
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