Often, more than 1 type of fence is used in a facility. Various fences may be set up for grazing pastures, exercise paddocks, riding areas, or for procuring property lines. Land topography influences the appearance, efficacy, and installation of fencing. Stallions, weanlings, mares, mares with foals, and geldings have different fencing conditions.
Pasture use may vary from exercise paddocks (corrals) into grazing or hay production. This will lessen fence damage by machines and the time required to work in the area.
This bulletin presents information helpful in planning fences for horse facilities. The accent is on sturdy, secure horse fence typically utilised in the eastern United States and Canada.
The real test of a fence’s value isn’t when horses are peacefully grazing, but if an excited horse contacts the fence in an effort to escape or because he never saw it through a lively romp. A horse’s natural instinct to flee from perceived threat has an impact on fence design. As with other livestock, horses will bolt abruptly, but since they’re bigger and faster, they struck on the fence with more force. There are various kinds of powerful horse fencing, but there’s no”best” fence. Each fencing kind has inherent tradeoffs in its own features.
Therefore, even when fencing is relatively close, it ought to be substantial enough to be observable. A fence should be secure enough to include a horse which runs right into it without causing harm or fence damage. A complete fence ought to have some”give” to it to minimize harm upon impact. It needs to be large enough to discourage jumping and strong enough to dissuade testing its strength. It should have no openings that could trap a mind or hoof. The ideal fence shouldn’t have sharp edges or projections which may injure a horse that’s leaning, scratching, or falling into it. It needs to be inexpensive to install, simple to keep, and last 20 years or longer. And lastly, it should appear appealing.