12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?

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Re: 12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:15 am

It seems the common problem is, horse.
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Re: 12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?

Postby callmefence » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:56 am

True Grit Farms wrote:It seems the common problem is, horse.


True enough.
A properly trained horse is taught spook in place..... there's very few properly trained horses.
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Re: 12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?

Postby callmefence » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:02 am

fence_it wrote:I would not use HT smooth wire for horses, use coated at the very minimum. I've went out on repairs before where horses got themselves wrapped up in the fence and the owner had to cut them out of it. Often times the HT peeled the meat off their legs down to the bone. They just panic. Even did one repair where a black angus calf got caught in it.

A net wire is a much better deal for horses, if the horses are respectful of the fence you can get away with 6 inch box woven wire. If they are prone to pawing at the fence 2"x4" non-climb is best.


I agree until you say 6" . Any net a foot will go through is asking for trouble. 2x4 and 4x4 are both fine. I have absolutely no problem with high tensile or barbwire as long as it's properly stretched. And kept high enough off the ground.
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Re: 12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:28 am

I've never priced the "horse type" woven wire. I do know if you put two rolls of regular woven up, cross hatched, it makes a nice horse fence. One strand of hot over that, and they won't push on it. I think the pros call woven something different.
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