Horse Fencing

Building and installing a horse fence

No horse farm is complete without sturdy horse fencing to protect and keep the animals. Building a horse fence doesn't have to be a difficult task and, depending on the size of the fence and the number of people you have to help, can usually be completed in a short amount of time.

Most people choose their fencing based on their preference for how it looks. That means that the wood horse fence is the most common found in North America. With the ability to paint it any color, as well as design a look all your own, wood horse fencing is the most flexible aesthetic option. However, the most important part of your horse fence is its ability to keep your horses safe and contained, so even a simple wire electric horse fence or a basic vinyl horse fence can do the trick.

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Horse Panels

Horse panels are easy-to-use fencing pieces that can be put together to form a horse fence, pen or corral. Most panels are made of stainless steel or aluminum and are fairly lightweight, so they're easy to move around. Portable panels can collapse in on themselves, making them even more compact and easier to move.

Many farmers like to use horse panels because they provide flexibility in where you can move your horses. Since they aren't a permanent installment, as is a wood horse fence, they can easily adjust to changing needs, including making your horse's grazing area larger. Panels are also great for those who take their horses to a number of different events in a year, because they allow you to bring your own horse fence with you.

Horse Corrals

Whether you have permanent horse corrals closed in with fencing, or if you take advantage of a portable corral designed with panels, there are several things you should keep in mind when you're designing your animals' space. Pay attention to the strength of your corral and make sure it's at least five feet high. This is to guarantee that the corral, like any horse products you introduce, can withstand the demands of a horse.

Also make sure that the corral is located in a safe area where your horse will be able to have sure footing and isn't in danger of tripping over debris. You also want to make sure that you locate your corral away from highways, which can be dangerous and disturbing to your horse.