What to Consider: Equestrian Fencing
While there is no one true best type of horse fencing, in our experience vinyl fencing is the material type that is a cut above all the rest. Vinyl equestrian fencing covers all of the major requirements and designs that most customers need for their horses. Vinyl horse fencing is durable enough to stand up to horses that test the fence while remaining smooth enough to not injure the horse. Our fences are also high enough to discourage fence jumping while remaining highly visible from a distance for horses in the pasture.
Main Things to Consider for Horse Fencing
There are some important things to consider when purchasing new equestrian fencing. One of the key elements is the height of the fence itself. A proper horse fence should be 54 to 60 inches above ground level for maximum visibility. Larger horses, or horses who are extremely skilled jumpers, may require a taller fence to contain them. Bottom rails of equestrian fencing should leave a clearance of no more than 12 inches. This height leaves enough room under the fence to avoid incidental trapping of a hoof, while still acting as a deterrent towards anything on the opposite side of the fence.
Openings in the fence should all be considered when selecting your equestrian fence design. Openings should be sufficient enough to remove the risk of trapping a hoof, or small enough that a hoof could not slip through the fence in the first place. Fences should also be smooth on the horse’s side of the fence, with all fasteners pointing outwards, to avoid the potential for any accidental injury to your horses.
Benefits of Vinyl Equestrian Fencing
Vinyl equestrian fencing comes with certain advantages for consumers and horses alike. One main benefit of this vinyl fencing option is that the cost to the consumer is much lower than some other methods of fencing, such as wood fencing. In addition to this lower cost, vinyl equestrian fencing is a virtually maintenance free option, requiring very little, if any, routine maintenance from the owner.
Vinyl fencing is a highly visible equestrian fencing option that is also highly durable. While vinyl fencing is very durable, it will also give way under a substantial impact, meaning if a horse runs into the fencing at high speeds, the rails of the vinyl fence can give without splintering and causing severe injury to the horse. While the benefits of vinyl fencing massively outweigh the negatives, a significant downside to consider is that vinyl fencing rails can pop out of place when too much pressure is applied. It is highly recommended to pair vinyl fencing with a strand of electric fencing to prevent excessive leaning by the horses.
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