We are looking at some raw land and thinking fencing for some of our oldies but goodies. The foals and broodmares would most likely continue to be in our rope fence. But I'm thinking of 2-3 strands of coated wire around the perimeter of the land.
Has anyone used this or know where I could fine estimates on prices for 2 or 3 strands? I want it to be HOT wire too. Thanks in advance!
Maria Hayes-Frosty Oak Stables
Home to All Eyez On Me, 1998 16.2 Cleveland Bay Sporthorse Stallion
& FrostyOak Hampton 2008 Pure Cleveland Bay Colt www.frostyoaks.com
No help on pricing, but would suggest also checking out the Centaur White Lightning product. I have the wider Centaur HTP product and really like it, and have boarded at a barn with the White Lightning product and thought it looked good and seemed to be quite safe. I'll be doing some more fencing on our place and plan to use the brown version of the White Lightning to do those -- but I think the recommended installation is probably more than just 2 or 3 strands, maybe 4 or 5.
Definitely four or five strands...you can alternate electric and non electric if you wish. However, two strands isn't much of a barrier if your charger isn't working properly or quits.
Any supplier can tell you how much you need, what you need to install it with if you supply them with a
drawing of your layout with approximate measurements and gate locations. Doesn't have to be pretty....just the basics. What type of posts (wood, t-posts, etc.) and how far apart you want the posts. 12-foot is the max recommended for Centaur products.
My non-electric is on 10-foot in one area with pipe posts (welcome to Texas) and 8-foot in another area
on T-posts with T-Sleeve covers.
With any brand, you need to brace the corners and end posts according to their instructions (they are
all about the same) as you would for any high-tensile
wire fence (that's the type of wire under the polymer coating).