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What to Consider with Fencing for your Horse

What to Consider with Fencing for your Horse

Most people only consider fencing when referring to their backyards. However, when it comes to horses, you want to invest in specialized horse fencing.

Horse fencing is paramount to keep horses safe from themselves, and on the rare occasion, predators. But horses are unlike just about any other creature you could enclose. They are way stronger than your typical pets such as dogs.

But don’t worry, we have some tips for you to consider when fencing in your horse.

Good Horse Fencing Qualities

Luckily, there are plenty of factors to consider when looking for a good horse fence. Some factors include the usual – safety, durability, and aesthetics. But what qualities are the best for your horse and their fence?

Durability is probably the most important aspect of a horse fence. You don’t want to be repairing it every few months, you want it to stand up to the elements, and you don’t want it to shatter from your horses. Sure, you could go with a cheaper option, but it will cost you more in the long run.

Visibility is another important quality of good horse fences. Just like some kinds of fencing wires can be hard for you to see, they are hard for horses to see too. Get a horse fence that is in a material and color that your horse can see straight on. Barbed wire and very thin wire fences are no-gos, as they can injure the horse.

Heights and material are also important qualities to consider in a good horse fence. Horse fences should be tall enough that your horse cannot jump over it, and should have wiring to keep the horse enclosed.

Bad Horse Fencing Qualities

By now, you already know some kinds of horse fencing are not just bad, they’re downright unsafe. Barbed wire fences, especially, can cause injury to your animal.

Electric horse fencing should also be avoided, even though they are usually cost-effective. The problem is that an electric fence is not the most durable, especially when your horse might smack into it often.

Want Help with Horse Fencing?

ByCarl’s Fencing does all kinds of fencing. Let us help you install the perfect horse fence, just contact us at 855-292-2757 (855 BY-CARLS)!

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