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    Default Easy way to make high tensile wire visible?

    Back story to follow, if you want to skip right to the question it's in the 2nd paragraph!

    So my fiance and I might be moving to a new property at the end of the summer. I took a quick drive over and drove in the driveway to see what it was all about. Not really suitable for a horse because the barn is totally falling apart, but it looks like there were horses or cattle there at some point because there's what looks like a fairly good sized pasture with a nice sturdy fence. It was pretty overgrown and I didn't get out of the car so I'm not totally sure it's all in good repair but for right now I'm assuming it is. The property we live on now does not have any fencing and our dog stays in our yard. However, we are in the process of adopting another one and we are not sure yet if he'll be trusty off leash. So I thought this would be a great area for the doggies to play without having to worry about the new one wandering off.

    The fence is all high tensile wire (4 strands, I think), so it's pretty hard to see. I can just envision the dogs roughhousing and plowing right into it. Is there any good way to make sure that doesn't happen? Some sort of bright colored ribbon? Any other good ideas?
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    put electricity on it.

    Tye those neon colored surveyor's tape strips to it.

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    How much is too much? One on each level/section? I don't want to be totally excessive with it but I would like the fence to be nice and visible to them.
    I think I worry too much...
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    I second tying strips to it. I put up deer fencing when I built and it's pretty invisible so the manufacturer has you put up little ribbons.

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    I agree with using flagging tape. I don't think that you can go overboard with it since they aren't used to the fence being there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by To the MAX View Post
    How much is too much? One on each level/section? I don't want to be totally excessive with it but I would like the fence to be nice and visible to them.
    I think I worry too much...

    Yes, you worry too much!

    The tape isn't but a couple of bucks a roll, and lasts forever.

    So you can redneck the fence with neon green, orange and yellow lot's and lots of bows!
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    If you're really concerned, just remove the bottom strand. My lab just ducks and runs underneath - even when chasing an errant frisbee
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