When caring for horses fencing is a serious matter, as you will need a strong, sturdy fence to surround the paddock in order to keep the horse safe and secure.
It would be a horse owners worst nightmare to loose the animal. There are no foolproof fencing options but there are a number of types of fencing to consider.
This is the most versatile and attractive fencing option, as wooden fencing can be painted and cut to suit your requirements.
One downside with wooden fencing is that it does require a fair amount of maintenance to avoid rotting, cracking, break and peel dep[endant on the paint and sealant used. It is advised for horse owners to check the fencing at least once every three months to ensure that there are no problems.
Another very important point to remember is that wooden fencing could be potentially dangerous if it isn't set up properly. You must check any areas that have nails to ensure that there are not sticking out before the horse is housed within the fencing, to ensure that no injuries could be obtained.
Another popular fencing option for paddocks and pastures is PVC. PVC fencing is made from plastic tubing that is shaped and cut to look just like wooden fencing options. It does require much less maintenance as they will not break or rot. However PVC fencing is nowhere near as strong as wooden fencing.
This type of fencing is becoming increasingly popular amongst horse owners and can be used either by itself or in addition to say, wooden fencing.
An electric fence simple uses a charge pack to emit electrical currents through a wire, when touched it will deliver an electric shock. It will not injure the horse but will teach the horse not to to make contact with the wire.