Many horse owners are looking to keep their horses safer by adding electric fencing to their current paddocks and horse fencing. Combination fencing can help preserve your fence and ensure the safety of your herd. This process can be made easy by using ElectroBraid for your combination fencing needs.
You’ve invested a lot of money into your physical fence for aesthetics and safety; you want it to last a long time in between repairs! But, your horses say otherwise; they’re leaning on the fencing, using it as a scratching pole, and nibbling on your wooden posts. This constant abuse can create a safety hazard for you and your horses, but a fix can be easy and affordable. Whether you have wood rail, woven mesh or traditional high-tensile wire, ElectroBraid can extend the life of your fence and keep your horses safer.
Adding ElectroBraid to existing wood rail fence:
Perhaps you’re worried that your wood fence will succumb to the elements, or you’ve noticed constant mistreatment from your horses. This fence was likely a large investment of time and money. Rather than continuously making costly repairs, you can add ElectroBraid to your existing fence before damage occurs! Adding a few strands of electric horse fence to the inside border of the fence will prevent horses from leaning and cribbing on the fence and prevent fence posts and crossbeams from cracking and splintering.
Adding ElectroBraid to a mesh wire or no-climb fence:
If you have a wire mesh fence, you know that when your horses lean on it they can crush it down and bend it all out of shape. Wire mesh is also harder to see than a painted wood fence or brightly colored polyrope or braid. If you want to preserve the look of the fence, then teach your horses to respect it by adding a strand of ElectroBraid at the top of the fence. If you have T-Posts on your fence, use ElectroBraid T-post cap insulators to add braid to the top of your fence line.
Converting high-tensile wire fence to ElectroBraid:
While traditional wire fencing does its job, if you have ever had the misfortune of a horse crashing through it, you know that it could severely injure your horse – so much so that it may need to be put down. ElectroBraid is a much safer option than high-tensile fencing for your horses and transitioning from a traditional wire fence to ElectroBraid is a breeze. ElectroBraid is safer than wire because it has stretch, similar to the rope used in a boxing ring. Plus, the color makes it highly-visible to the horse.
Converting barbed wire fencing:
It is never recommended to fence in horses with barbed wire. If you’re currently using barbed wire and intend to add electric lines to it, be sure to remove all barbed wire first. If barbed wire is combined with any electric fencing, a horse may become entangled, severely injured or worse. ElectroBraid is a much safer option for fencing your horses due to its high-visibility, smooth surface and tensioned stretch to prevent injury.
Many prominent equine vets say ElectroBraid is one of the safest fences for horses. In a survey of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Practitioners, ElectroBraid scored a safety rating of 8.6 out of 10. With no sharp points, hard edges, and no boards to break or splinter, the ElectroBraid Fence System is designed to minimize injuries and secure horses safely.
As herd animals, horses are more comfortable when they can experience open spaces and see each other. ElectroBraid offers this low-level of intrusion in the horses’ landscape, making them feel more safe and secure. Meant as both a physical barrier and a psychological deterrent to horses, ElectroBraid features a strong, durable and resilient construction that is highly visible to horses in all three of its color selections.
ElectroBraid polyrope looks like a high-quality braided yachting rope. A double helix of copper wire conductors is braided into the outer jacket of the rope. Three or four strands of braid, each ¼” in diameter, are mounted with electrical insulators on the fence post. These posts can be wood, which is the best option, vinyl or steel.
If you’re considering making the switch from traditional physical fencing, or installing a new ElectroBraid fenced area, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!