Keeping your horses contained may not be a chore equal to keeping pigs or cows penned, but some unique problems can arise which can damage the health of your horse or the strength of your fence. Here are some common issues with horse fencing and what you can do to stop and prevent them.
1. Wire Injuries
While you may not keep your horse in a pasture surrounded by barbed wire, as barbed wire is obviously dangerous to horses, you should know that even plain wire fencing poses a danger to your horse. Wire fencing is a cheaper option than wood or metal rails, which is what makes it so attractive to horse owners. However, should your horse get tangled in the wire, the thin strands can cut deeply through their skin and muscle tissue. Sometimes, wire leads to injuries that cannot be rehabilitated, rendering the horse lame. If you absolutely cannot install another type of fencing for your horses at this time, be sure to at least have a fencing contractor inspect your fences to make sure the wire is well secured and strung tightly against the posts to reduce the chances of tangle-induced injury.
2. Chewing fences
If you invest a lot of money into installing a function and attractive wooden fence for your horse pasture, you will be dismayed to see it becoming disfigured as your horse chews on the rails, eventually weakening the rails to point of needing replacement. Chewing on wood is actually natural for a horse, but you can prevent fence chewing by
When it comes to fencing an area for horses, people tend to look at the equation based on their needs: how much they can afford, how much area is available, and what looks the best. However, fencing decision should first be based on what your horse will need. Choosing the right fence will greatly reduce the chances of horses jumping the fence in search for greater freedom. If your horse is consistently jumping the fence, consider these factors in assessing your fence:
For more information, contact a local fencing company, preferably one with experience in fencing horses.Share
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