Building A Horse Fence


Horses are some magnificent animals and they need to be treated as such. One of the most important aspects of taking care of horses is the type of fence that you choose to build. Horses need a particular type of fence because they are big strong animals and they do like to lean up against the fence. In order to keep the horses in and yet keep them safe you need to have a specific type of fence. This article is going to go over a few aspects of horse fences, what to do, and what not to do.

Field Fence Or Stockade Panels

A type of fence that is very popular for horses are field fence and stockade panels. These types of fences should only be used as a temporary solution. Field fence will often get caught around a horses foot and cause a great deal of damage to the horses leg. Stockade panels are very rigid and do not give when a horse leans up against them. The problem with stockade panels is that the weight of the horse will often break the weld, and expose sharp edges to cut the horses.


You want to build your horse fence out of mesh. The reason that mesh fencing is so good is that it has some give but is extremely strong. The mesh is made by weaving wire into patterns. The horizontal wires are called line wires, and the vertical wires are called stay wires. The mesh fence is going to provide plenty of support for your horse, and yet it does not have any sharp edges to cut your horse. This is a great long term fence that will stand for many years. 

The Building Of Fence

You need to make sure that you build your fence to be strong enough and tall enough to contain your most difficult animal. If you are building a fence for mares and foals you will want to make your fence about 5 feet tall so you can discourage the horses from leaning over the fence, and also discourage them from trying to jump. If you are fencing in stallions it is best to build your fence 6 feet tall to discourage jumping. Just be sure to build the fence strong enough to contain the horse that has the most spunk. 

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13 May 2017

Feel Safe in a New Neighborhood

Eleven years ago, I met the man of my dreams. Unfortunately, he lived seventy-five miles away from my hometown. After dating for nearly a year, we became engaged. Six months after celebrating our engagement, my minister father married us in a beautiful church ceremony. After the wedding, I moved to the home my husband had purchased a few years earlier. Because I was raised in the country, I didn’t immediately feel safe in my new, crowded neighborhood. Have you recently moved into a new neighborhood? Perhaps, you feel uneasy staying at your new home alone. If you’re frightened living in a new place, consider hiring a fence contractor. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fences to install in a residential neighborhood.