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Fencing
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Originally posted by Colleen

Looks just like the fence in the picture but white but the 2 x 6's are in a roll(plastic I guess) that attach to the posts. When I see it again I will try and get a picture.



We have a few places with this type of fencing around here. Our horse club has this around their ring. It has been up now about 10-12 years. Next time we are passing by we will take a picture. It does sag a bit and needs to be retightened periodically and the white isn't white like when it was first installed. More like a dirty grey white, but the overall effect is still nice and safe.

A friend did her fences with that same type of thing but in chocolate brown. Looks really nice. I'm not sure how the brown will stand up to the sun, whether it fades to a dirty color or just stays dark. I'll have to pay attention and let you know.
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#12
Hi Colleen, Your land is very picturesque. Looks like it will make a lovely homestead.
Regarding fencing, stay away from barbed wire and any wire fencing that your horse could stick its foot thru and get caught. We removed acres of the old cattle fencing on our farm that had about 5 inch square wire openings. Our vet had a horse in the clinic who had stuck his foot thru this type of fence, got his shoe caught and pulled off his hoof trying to escape. He survived, grew back a new hoof, although deformed, but cannot be ridden. If you must use wire fencing, the kind with the small triangles works pretty well. Also put plastic caps on any t-posts you use in fencing to prevent impalement.
Nancy (and Tag & Rocky)
Free & easy down the trail I go......
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Oh Nancy that is so sad, no wire fencing like that is going to be used here,thanks for the info.

I would like to know do horses jump>? would they jump a fence?
Colleen who hopes to have a horse soon.

The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears -- Arabian proverb

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(09-28-2007, 03:56 PM)Colleen Wrote: I have seen a lot of places where they divide pastures etc with electric fence, just t posts and one wire.  Some place here thats all they have.  I also saw what look like white board fence, posts with three or two boards running across but the boards running across are not really boards but rolls of fake board?  Will horses jump? how high should a fence be? wood, wire, electric, any preferences?  We plan on fences in the whole property except for the bush.  One side is fenced by a farmers fence and corn field the other side the trans Canada trail, third side bush and along the dirt road nothing, we are planning on fencing that somehow.

Here are some pictures of the property.
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[Image: IMG_6783.jpg]
[Image: Lookingfromthecreektothetreelinewhe.jpg]


Where you see the tree line way in the distance is where we want to build our home and barn.
->Will horses jump? how high should a fence be? wood, wire, electric, any preferences?
glad you asked yes some horses jump but just check the fence weekly incase of nails sticking out or broken boards.
a fence should be 2 feet in the ground and from the ground up they should be at the horses withers height
its a preference for what you think is best for the horse you can do wood or wire or electric but NEVER and i mean NEVER do barbed wire fencing, and NEVER have nails sticking out so always check the fence on weekly basis or its up to you for when you check.
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

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