How to Build a Horse Fence
The best horse fences are the ones that last for generations
Good quality fencing is one of the utmost features to consider when you own a farm or raise livestock.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of fencing materials and options in the market. It may be difficult to decide on the best horse fence for your animals, but you don’t need to worry.
STAY-TUFF proudly carries the wire fence and tools you need, with the quality guarantee you can expect from our exceptional brand.
A few things about horses
Horses are highly intelligent animals and tend to live in a herd, or groups. As prey animals, they have a nearly 360º field of vision, and their reflexes are quite fast. A newborn, or a foal, will actually learn to walk within hours after being born in order to follow its mother around for safety.
Providing horses with a safe space to live, run and graze, while keeping them healthy and safe from predators, is essential for their well-being. STAY-TUFF has the materials needed for the job.
How to design your fence
Start with a plan
Any good project begins with a plan.
Planning your fence installation beforehand will save you time, trouble and effort. There are a few simple steps you can take even before purchasing your fence wire.
First, create a map with the area your fence will cover. You can achieve this with a simple map, and tracing the perimeter of the designate area.
Consider property lines, too, try to locate survey pins to know your property boundaries. Taking into account utility lines is another important detail to take into consideration. Call your local utility board to determine whether underground lines run through your land.
Once you have an estimated idea of how many feet your perimeter is, you can start budgeting the cost of your wire fence & calculating the amount of posts you will require.
Choose your posts
Whether you choose metal posts or wooden posts, you should know that posts are different, depending on their function.
Regardless of how you install your posts, STAY-TUFF fencing helps you save money: the high-tensile wire allows for posts to be placed further apart.
How to choose your fence & height
For a horse fence, we recommend a height from 48″ to 72″, depending on your expectations and needs.
STAY-TUFF Stiff Stay Fence is a good, sturdy solution, capable of handling horses of all shapes and sizes. With exceptional strength, its ability to keep its shape after impacts makes it exceptional.
STAY-TUFF Fixed Knot Fence is another option we’ve made available for you. With 3″ spacing, it is perfect for keeping horses in and predators away.
Add an extra
Our fence options are great as they are, but can be made even greater with our wires and lines.
Use our Electric Fence Wire for additional security.
Why choose STAY-TUFF
When you choose STAY-TUFF, you can be certain that you are acquiring quality, excellent performance and endurance.
Contrary to a wooden board fence or a post and rail fence, if you build a horse fence with STAY-TUFF, you will gain more than a wire: our solutions are manufactured with longevity in mind, requiring virtually no maintenance, giving you peace and security for you and your assets.
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We’ll be more than happy to assist you with products and tools of exceptional quality that will exceed your expectations.
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