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Re: economical fencing for pasture
Been through all that, and observed lots of
fencing. Most common in my area (and a big no no) is T posts, with 3 ft.
big square field fence, with two upper strands of barbed wire! You would
not believe all the horses I see in this stuff! They will catch their feet
and shoes on field fence, and T posts are an accident waiting to happen. If you
already have them, they can be capped, but I sure would not BUY t
I think electric is great, but only to separate
areas, or put since existing fence. Power will fair occasinally, and I
would not want only electric between my horses and the road.
Forget that vinyl stuff, it freezes and
We were able to afford and install wood fencing,
four rail, looks nice and has been very safe; but lot of
SO, here is my most safest reccomendation.
Sink either 4 X 4 pressure treated square posts or peeler cores. Buy 5 ft.
no climb fencing and stretch tight. A top rail of
pressure treated will keep the horses from leaning over the wire.....this will
be a very safe and nice looking fence, and minimal maintenance. I
personally post-crete my posts-then don't rot or lean.
Then again, if you want a safe and portable fencing
(in case you move), you can get good deals on big orders op pipe
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 12:18
Subject: RC: economical fencing for
I have about 4 acres of pasture that I want to
fence in. I am trying to decide what kind of fencing to put in that is both
safe for the horses and yet economical. I live in California. Any suggestions,
good/bad experience with fences, or where to buy fencing is really
appreciated. Thank You!
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