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  1. #1
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    Default "Horserail" brand fencing- like Ramm and Centaur

    I've not heard this brand mentioned before. Does anyone have any experience with it, good or bad? A local dealer sells it and especially with shipping charges for ramm and centaur it's much more economical. Hoping someone knows about it! http://www.horserail.net/



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    we have had ramm fencing here for ten years and never had a horse get hurt in it! The only asterisk to that is you need electric with it or they learn pretty quickly that they can squeeze through it....lol
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



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    I have Ramm's version called Flex Fence. 4.25" 3 strand wire. Love it, and it definitely works as it's supposed to. I've seen 3/4 ton of pissed off horse hit it full gallop expecting it to break and all it did was bow out a bit and then twang my horses back onto her own arse. Not a mark on her or the fence. Posts stayed put too.

    It's easy to install; that part is...I know I've mentioned what a crappy fence installer I am but the Flex Fence rail was easy to install. The coated 5/16 wire was more than hubby and my pea brains could handle but if you're smarter than a sea sponge, can read simple directions and have a chimpanzee to help you'll do it better than we did.

    I only have it as my top rail though...the rest are the coated wire. And yep, horses do learn to pop their heads through and then lean right on it to graze outside the fence. So add a strand of electric.

    ETA: Just noticed you started your barn building blog! Checked it out...good job. Have fun and keep updating it! BTW, your new home is lovely!
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    I have the Horserail fencing around my arena. I've had it up for 3 years now, and the only maintanence I've done is tighten it once/year. I actually installed it (with a little help from my parents & hubby) and found that it wasn't too terribly difficult. I have the black, with the 2 wires. Even though I have no hotwire in that area (because it's my riding arena), my horses have daily access & have not tested it, nor tried to lean over it. One of my little goats (the female) was smart enough to learn to squeeze between the bottom 2 rails, but the other 2 goats (both males) have never tried. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
    Cindy



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    Horserail is made by John Wall, Inc.--they also make Ramm's fencing. Horserail's brackets
    have two holes top and bottom for screws or nails whereas Ramm's has two holes top
    and bottom and square corners on the bracket.

    Don't be totally turned off by shipping--bottom line is what counts. Have seen several Ramm estimates with 2-3 times the shipping cost for the same weight as our estimate.

    Your local dealer probably has to buy from Wall by the truckload so his freight cost per roll is pretty low compared to say a shipment of 6 rolls. Be sure to check if the rolls have a date of manufature on them as the warranty may start from that date, not when you buy it.



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    I have Centaur fencing and I love it. We've had it for a few years and it still looks as good as the day we put it up even though my littlies enjoy rubbing on it or sticking their heads through it. A friend of mine has Horserail and although initially it looks similar, I'd say hers looks a bit "tired" now which is surprising as hers has been up as long as ours. She is looking at fencing another field soon and has decided to go for Centaur this time. I'm not sure why but I will ask her when I see her this weekend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloverbarley View Post
    I have Centaur fencing and I love it. We've had it for a few years and it still looks as good as the day we put it up even though my littlies enjoy rubbing on it or sticking their heads through it. A friend of mine has Horserail and although initially it looks similar, I'd say hers looks a bit "tired" now which is surprising as hers has been up as long as ours. She is looking at fencing another field soon and has decided to go for Centaur this time. I'm not sure why but I will ask her when I see her this weekend.
    Thanks, I'd appreciate it! I'm especially interested in hearing from people who have that brand.



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