Plan For Your Horse Fence
Make a plan for your horse fence before you start work. Good fences can be formal or informal in appearance, yet all need to be well built and carefully planned. Many experienced horse owners can tell you stories about the planned savings from cheaper, but unsafe, horse fence (barbed wire, for example) eventually being paid out in vets bills to treat injured horses.
The best planning involves a layout drawn to scale that shows proposed gates, fence lines and where fences might need ro cross a ditch or other obstacles. plan in routes for supplies and water, vehicle access, and mowing equipment.
Construct Strong Bracing and Strainers
To hold the high tensile wire within Studrail taught the start and end of each run be sure to construct a strong end brace or strainer. We recommend using a New Zealand Brace or diagonal strut system either of which will provide the solid support needed to make your fence strong and secure. Details on how how to construct braces or strainers here >>
Studrail tip: We recommend post spacings between 6ft and 10ft. (The best results are achieved with close post spacings). We do not recommend straining more than 100 metres per run.