Fast Horse Fence Installation – find out how.

Fast Horse Fence Installation – find out how.

A fast horse fence installation is something that every horse owner wants.  Fencing, in particular on boundaries is a long and hard job.  No one wants to spend any extra time working on the fencing.  Hot sun, rain and the amount of ground that needs to be covered make a fencing project something we want…

Install timber fence posts, how to?

Install timber fence posts, how to?

How can we install timber fence posts so as to have a long-lasting fence? All fences have different requirements and soil conditions vary widely.  Therefore there is not one single answer.  However there are some universal tips and principles that those taking on DIY fencing should keep in mind.  First lets deal with a couple…

Round head wire end vise, how to install?

Round head wire end vise, how to install?

Installing our new round head wire end vise is simple and straight-forward. These wire end vises provide us with the opportunity to easily countersink the head.   This provides for an even more low profile look. For general specifications and supply information please see Round Head Wire End Vise – Shop Step 1 First, use a…

Horse Fence Post Bracing Techniques

Horse Fence Post Bracing Techniques

This post will cover the two most popular horse fence post bracing techniques. The secret to a durable horse fence installation often comes down to how well the posts are installed as these bare the greatest burden in the fence structure.  With strained horse fences like ours and other types of fences with a strained…

Horse Fence Rail – Which is the best?

Horse Fence Rail – Which is the best?

There are hundreds of options when looking for the best materials for you horse fence rail.  Any drive through the countryside will reveal all sorts of materials used for horse fencing in different ways, so what will be the best option for your horses. Remember that the rails are but one component of a “perfect”…

Horse Fence Posts – What are the options?

Horse Fence Posts – What are the options?

When selecting horse fence posts horse owners are now faced with a myriad of options.  Over the years there have been many attempts to invent a better fence post and lots of materials tried each with varying levels of success.   In this market how do our customers choose what is the best horse fence for…

Horses will test the strength of fencing

Horses will test the strength of fencing

The strength of fencing will be tested by horses which are large powerful animals.  They will do this at times, just in the course of play, being awkward or curious. They are also often known to be stubborn and display quite some drive to break down their boundaries.  Many horse owners report that they have…

Horse Sight – Impact on Fence Design and Materials

Horse Sight – Impact on Fence Design and Materials

Horse sight is quite different to ours and this does impact on horse fence design. Not many horse owners have a clear understanding of what horses actually see and fall into some common errors. A typical comment which I hear a lot is something like “I want a bright coloured rail so the horses can…

Minimising horse injuries with fencing –  Horses are fighters

Minimising horse injuries with fencing –  Horses are fighters

This article is all about minimising horse injuries with fencing.  Further to our previous blogs on horse behaviour and injury risk in this blog we will be considering the tendency for horses to fight ferociously when entangled or startled. Be aware that this post contains graphic images of horses caught in dodgy fencing.  Posting images…

How to fence your property to keep your awkward horse safe

How to fence your property to keep your awkward horse safe

Despite horses being amazing athletes, super fast and powerful (see our previous blog on Horse athleticism click here), we have all had experience with an awkward horse. They can show amazing uncoordination a factor of being top heavy, long legged powerful animals.  As such when considering different fencing types we need to consider their sometimes amazing…

Keeping horses safe – Horse Athleticism

Keeping horses safe – Horse Athleticism

Keeping horses safe requires an understanding of just how fast and powerful they are. Horses are larger and faster than other livestock so impact with fences can be massive.   Horses can gallop between 40km and 48km per hour.  The record speed of a racehorse stands at 70.6kmh².This is incredible speed and makes horse impact on…

Horse Behaviour and the Flight Instinct

Horse Behaviour and the Flight Instinct

When planning our horse fencing we need to consider some important peculiarities to horse behaviour.  Today we are considering the flight instinct which is so prevalent to horse behaviour. From a young age we are all aware that Horses are flighty animals.  I can recall riding my bike as an eight year old with my…

How to plan for fencing for horses – Part 3 Budget

How to plan for fencing for horses – Part 3 Budget

Your fencing for horses plan needs a budget! Although budgeting can be a boring and tedious part of life it is certainly necessary when planning your horse paddock.   There is no point of drawing up your dream if you can’t resource it and it remains a dream forever.  On the opposite side a cheapest option…

How to plan safe horse fencing: P2 – Horse fence planning tips

How to plan safe horse fencing: P2 – Horse fence planning tips

When drawing up a plan for your horse fencing there are some horse fence planning tips to consider for general horse safety and injury prevention.  These are a few ideas to keep in mind when drawing up you mud map.  This blog will not address which fencing materials make for safe horse fencing but will consider…

How to plan for safe horse fencing?  Part 1 – Property Plan

How to plan for safe horse fencing? Part 1 – Property Plan

Before we even consider how to plan for safe horse fencing we must consider the fencing as part of an overall property plan.  Over the years many customers have expressed their disappointment with their existing fencing and obviously this is for a whole manner of different reasons.  One common theme we want to highlight is…