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Please Fence Me In!

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Did you design and/or build the fencing on your farm?

Yes
66%
973
Partially
15%
217
No
5%
71
I board my horses
14%
209

Total votes cast: 1470

Comments & Write-in Answers

Hire it out next time. Our fence has become nothing short of "Rural Perfomance Art" as it wiggles.

4/28/2008 8:59:43 PM

none - our hand-built 5 foot tall cedar fences

4/28/2008 8:19:28 PM

drilled posts instead of pounding split rail

4/28/2008 7:45:58 PM

Use a non-climb fence (knotted corners) instead the welded version.

4/28/2008 3:59:16 PM

I"m in the process of it now and what a PITA!

4/28/2008 3:58:15 PM

I would add turnouts directly from the stalls

4/28/2008 3:12:15 PM

none

4/28/2008 1:04:13 PM

The lay out and of where the fencing was placed.

4/28/2008 1:02:27 PM

i would change to tape and use metal gate's and covering over the metal post. .

4/28/2008 12:57:13 PM

not use wire the mini stretches it and escapes and when it gets stretched it is a lot of work

4/28/2008 12:18:19 PM

I would go all electric.

4/28/2008 11:50:31 AM

Sturdier posts

4/28/2008 11:11:49 AM

NEVER use Electrobraid!

4/28/2008 11:06:18 AM

smaller dry lot-bigger grass lot

4/28/2008 8:48:34 AM

would have had the fence contractor make it a little less height

4/28/2008 8:32:58 AM

wood posts, no climb fence, elec tape on top-no changes neccessary

4/28/2008 7:33:47 AM

no barbed wire on top

4/27/2008 11:50:18 PM

different paint application, one that would stay on for years not 2 or 3

4/27/2008 10:41:52 PM

I put up Horse Guard fencing and would not change anything. I am pleased with it.

4/27/2008 9:43:30 PM

I'd buy a farm.

4/27/2008 8:58:18 PM

wish it was a little higher

4/27/2008 8:54:12 PM

I would not place botton board so low. Would use electric rope instead to prevent leg injuries d

4/27/2008 8:11:46 PM

I installed electrified 6-strand high tensile fencing with posts spaced 25 ft.

4/27/2008 7:35:22 PM

i would go with poly products for longevity and looks

4/27/2008 4:36:44 PM

none

4/27/2008 3:58:57 PM

none

4/27/2008 2:21:10 PM

I would change the wood fencing to something more permanent.

4/27/2008 1:35:47 PM

I'd use double strand esp. at the post connectors.

4/27/2008 1:15:57 PM

Round corners instead of square corners, already changed the highly used pastures.

4/27/2008 10:26:51 AM

none

4/27/2008 9:49:03 AM

none

4/27/2008 9:40:35 AM

we used 6' chain link has done well x 15 yr now need to renew now changing some lines to keep out g

4/27/2008 1:16:55 AM

install vinyl coated heavy duty type and pull all high tenstile bare wire off

4/26/2008 11:12:37 PM

nothing

4/26/2008 9:43:00 PM

Instead of one big fence split it so I can rotate pasture, also more gates!

4/26/2008 8:02:30 PM

I probably would not make too many changes. I have the pasture divided into paddocks .

4/26/2008 6:35:05 PM

Use tape so they can see it better

4/26/2008 5:48:56 PM

none

4/26/2008 3:33:06 PM

Happy to see mostly four board fencing but some tensile wire which can be dangerous

4/26/2008 10:58:16 AM

none

4/26/2008 6:08:04 AM

Add electric twine to prevent chewing in wet weather

4/26/2008 3:30:41 AM

Fences over 30 years old consisting of mostly barbed wire & cattle panels. Would replace with the

4/26/2008 12:44:16 AM

Nothing

4/26/2008 12:21:14 AM

all would be no-climb

4/25/2008 11:43:03 PM

no wire fencing

4/25/2008 10:39:43 PM

more gates

4/25/2008 9:57:36 PM

Replace original aged field fencing with v-mesh topped by wood rail

4/25/2008 9:03:30 PM

I would not use "v-mesh" again - except perimeter - definately not in high pressure areas.

4/25/2008 8:11:36 PM

need more paddocks$$

4/25/2008 7:45:06 PM

add a stud panel for kicking and getting legs caught over the fencing

4/25/2008 5:57:03 PM

go with pipe

4/25/2008 4:26:46 PM

horse fence not barbed wire

4/25/2008 4:02:41 PM

nake it double wire

4/25/2008 3:48:50 PM

none

4/25/2008 3:35:47 PM

NOT USE STEEL T- FENCE POSTS. THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A HAZARD TO THE HORSES.

4/25/2008 3:35:09 PM

more weather resistance

4/25/2008 3:34:57 PM

We designed it, but someone else built it.

4/25/2008 3:16:39 PM

stronger corner posts, paint t posts before use

4/25/2008 2:49:52 PM

We have the hot rope fencing which works pretty good. Would like to do the board look plastic fence.

4/25/2008 2:40:42 PM

Replace with metal fencing, no barbed wire. Didnt know we would have horses so we put barbed.

4/25/2008 2:09:21 PM

I would go with V fencing as much as I could. All new fences are done with this type now.

4/25/2008 12:54:47 PM

fenced when we bought the place

4/25/2008 10:38:24 AM

replace 90+ y/o fence - 3000 lf of it.

4/25/2008 10:34:53 AM

divid pasture

4/25/2008 10:02:41 AM

vinyl fencing if i had the money!

4/25/2008 10:01:57 AM

I wouldn't use wire

4/25/2008 9:15:49 AM

it's high tensile wire, I hate it! I would put up diamond mesh and board fencing.

4/25/2008 8:56:30 AM

hotwire the top rail

4/25/2008 8:35:14 AM

Add another row of electric

4/25/2008 8:28:41 AM

don't use pvc gates

4/25/2008 8:20:30 AM

none

4/25/2008 7:38:55 AM

none

4/25/2008 7:20:41 AM

Replace post and rail with Fieldguard electric fencing - tough, safe, no maintenance!

4/25/2008 5:32:02 AM

We cut down trees and made the posts and rails ourselves!

4/25/2008 1:55:26 AM

put in real gates of metal

4/25/2008 1:34:50 AM

I would not make any changes

4/25/2008 1:05:15 AM

try to make it more deer proof

4/25/2008 12:24:40 AM

use a different type of wire

4/24/2008 11:44:14 PM

If I could afford it I'd do it all in pipe

4/24/2008 11:28:47 PM

I would use all the electric rope type fencing and not the older type electric wire.

4/24/2008 11:26:22 PM

not to use wood.

4/24/2008 11:25:55 PM

use wood for the rails

4/24/2008 11:11:28 PM

We are currently adding hotwire around the top!

4/24/2008 10:54:43 PM

make all of my fencing electrobraid (right now I have a combination of fence types)

4/24/2008 10:41:09 PM

Use 5 ft instead of 4 ft

4/24/2008 10:39:11 PM

None

4/24/2008 10:25:51 PM

Use different material, the HDPE plastic fencing we purchased didn't hold up due to cracking posts.

4/24/2008 10:18:59 PM

The barn where I am now uses a bungy cord fence it is always falling off.the posts. I

4/24/2008 10:08:42 PM

better repair

4/24/2008 10:02:44 PM

I would put in two more gates

4/24/2008 9:50:11 PM

I would replace all the oak board fence with Ramm fencing. Everywhere.

4/24/2008 9:23:40 PM

track-style system;causes more movement & use center field for controlled grazing & grass preservatn

4/24/2008 9:01:36 PM

None, 7 pipe corrals, 75 X 100 ft ea with shelters, one horse ea. Perfect!

4/24/2008 8:06:21 PM

I would create truck friendly, accessiblity to all areas of the barn and property.

4/24/2008 7:48:55 PM

put boards on the top to keep them from pushing the top down to eat the grass on the other side.

4/24/2008 7:35:04 PM

Replace the barb wire with barbless.

4/24/2008 7:20:45 PM

Use 4 board instead of 3 board around the perimeter. Fence off the driveway for easier deliveries.

4/24/2008 7:05:33 PM

add electric to fences dividing pastures

4/24/2008 6:52:52 PM

larger gates

4/24/2008 6:43:58 PM

NONE

4/24/2008 6:15:13 PM

We dipped the ends of presure treated 4x4's into Henry's after we painted the wood white.Change gate

4/24/2008 6:13:12 PM

In the process of replacing older barbed wire with newer

4/24/2008 6:12:07 PM

I would want a board rail on the top, it's high tensil wire

4/24/2008 6:03:19 PM

Go with 4 board rather than 3 board and put a face board on.

4/24/2008 5:55:35 PM

None - it's brand new as of 2007

4/24/2008 5:54:40 PM

Would not have gone with Vinyl. Pops out of place to easily & hard to run hot wire

4/24/2008 5:44:08 PM

none

4/24/2008 5:39:19 PM

made of steel not wood

4/24/2008 5:32:13 PM

Use HiTensile below ribbon, more wires (6) and more electric wires

4/24/2008 5:07:06 PM

none

4/24/2008 4:54:49 PM

I would lift the woven wire up in some places in order to weed eat.

4/24/2008 4:50:37 PM

None

4/24/2008 4:43:13 PM

putting in 4 board vs. woven wire

4/24/2008 4:41:43 PM

Replace

4/24/2008 4:37:38 PM

wooden posts instead of steel

4/24/2008 4:19:31 PM

I'm happy with my system

4/24/2008 4:18:17 PM

none

4/24/2008 4:17:26 PM

Only the portable stalls

4/24/2008 4:15:33 PM

We live in black prairie land, and it needs to be restretched!

4/24/2008 4:12:06 PM

new cemented in corner posts

4/24/2008 4:01:27 PM

All post & rail

4/24/2008 4:00:36 PM

Add more pasture space

4/24/2008 3:53:09 PM

electric rope to replace the tape, different insulators.

4/24/2008 3:52:43 PM

No

4/24/2008 3:42:44 PM

We use electric fence and wooden corrals.

4/24/2008 3:35:48 PM

Would use a better quality post

4/24/2008 3:34:31 PM

I would like to have more of the tape fencing and some nice posts

4/24/2008 3:33:57 PM

None, I am very happy with it.

4/24/2008 3:29:00 PM

everything would be tightened up and repaired if needed

4/24/2008 3:26:56 PM

who can afford to have someone else install fencing in this economy?

4/24/2008 3:25:32 PM

None

4/24/2008 3:20:07 PM

Change from smooth hot wire to rope.

4/24/2008 3:09:27 PM

none

4/24/2008 1:59:52 PM

I would use electrobraid on all fences instead of just part of them.

4/24/2008 1:51:56 PM

I would of had it continue around the whoe barn instead of just one side

4/24/2008 1:46:33 PM

No need for hot wire after all.

4/24/2008 1:44:58 PM

make area larger, build wood instead of barbed wire,

4/24/2008 1:19:48 PM

get rid of barb wire

4/24/2008 1:00:33 PM

have the corner posts sunk deeper when they were installed by a contractor. they are heaving out of

4/24/2008 12:43:28 PM

none

4/24/2008 11:49:04 AM

build more sturdy holding pens

4/24/2008 9:54:45 AM

plan to switch to vinyl fencing

4/24/2008 9:53:00 AM

horse pasture shares some fence with cattle fence .

4/24/2008 9:32:34 AM

None

4/24/2008 9:21:44 AM

use electric wire fencing, easy to repair, fig 8'd around insulators so whole fence wont come down

4/24/2008 8:31:05 AM

None. I used electric rope, 4 strands, 13" apart and LOVE IT!

4/24/2008 8:28:58 AM

Add more electrobraid!

4/24/2008 8:24:08 AM

no fence, all barbed wire

4/24/2008 8:18:10 AM

new wood

4/24/2008 8:05:43 AM

4board (now 3) oak (now pressure treated pine) but $$$$$

4/24/2008 8:02:41 AM

Make the paddock paradise track more narrow

4/24/2008 7:46:13 AM

start all over with barbless wire or synthetic fencing

4/24/2008 7:29:09 AM

chew inhibitor !

4/24/2008 5:38:28 AM

Electric High Tensile Fencing with New Zealand Wire, keeps even the happiest horse in!

4/24/2008 2:54:04 AM

I would still use board fencing but would fence and cross-fence the farm differently.

4/24/2008 2:44:37 AM

I'm working on replacing the wooden fences for panels-less maintience

4/24/2008 1:26:50 AM

I would not make any changes...We planned our new fencing with a lot of thought.

4/24/2008 1:16:52 AM

For better grass-growing rotation, I may divide a large pasture into 2 sections.

4/24/2008 12:37:42 AM

increase cross fences to allowbetter pasture management

4/24/2008 12:34:23 AM

None

4/23/2008 11:42:30 PM

Has to import Equimesh from the States. Needed safe fencing. It expensive!!

4/23/2008 11:39:35 PM

None that I can think of. I have 5' non-climb wire w/wood posts and toprail.

4/23/2008 11:30:28 PM

Would change to electric braid if I could, but I can't due to a dry run.

4/23/2008 11:21:34 PM

Stretch 2x4 tight. 2nd contractor did a much better job of it.

4/23/2008 11:18:25 PM

would add a strand of electric wire to keep horses off fence

4/23/2008 10:32:00 PM

NO AT THIS TIME

4/23/2008 8:50:28 PM

Built the barn too!

4/23/2008 8:34:06 PM

I would have actually wood and electric fencing combined. Not one or the other only.

4/23/2008 8:22:11 PM

None

4/23/2008 8:16:17 PM

It takes a combination of type and they can get hurt in any of them.

4/23/2008 7:55:53 PM

Vinyl, to limit replacement necessity.

4/23/2008 7:47:34 PM

As we can afford it, we are putting up a more horse friendly fencing, no more barb wire

4/23/2008 7:33:12 PM

My husband has a small sawmill and cuts all his own boards, so we have nice 3 board fencing everywhe

4/23/2008 7:20:00 PM

With more $$, I'd update the no climb to wood.

4/23/2008 6:36:15 PM

repair and clean

4/23/2008 6:26:08 PM

more crossfencing

4/23/2008 6:13:34 PM

nothing

4/23/2008 5:47:08 PM

ensure proper connections on the electric portion and improve the grounding system

4/23/2008 5:35:17 PM

$ No Climb...

4/23/2008 5:25:20 PM

We used railroad ties as posts that lasted but use longer lasting rails rails.

4/23/2008 5:25:03 PM

would use diamod wire or a board fence

4/23/2008 5:20:52 PM

none

4/23/2008 5:15:38 PM

Would love to have the welded pipe fencing.

4/23/2008 5:04:21 PM

everything

4/23/2008 4:59:34 PM

Be better prepared to deal with the neighbor's cows across the fence, who are very hard on it

4/23/2008 4:50:50 PM

split the pastures; that's the plan for Saturday

4/23/2008 4:44:15 PM

None. Took a chance on Finish Line fencing; the best decision we could have made. Awesome product!

4/23/2008 4:42:56 PM

more cross-fencing

4/23/2008 4:34:09 PM

We put up electro braid, it is easy and cost effective. Repair is simple.

4/23/2008 4:16:40 PM

love our new fence - four rails wooden, no barb wire, very solid fence

4/23/2008 4:11:41 PM

none really. we have hot wire which is safe and looks clean. would love to have white plastic though

4/23/2008 4:06:59 PM

Get rid of the barbed wire!

4/23/2008 4:04:35 PM

none, I use 10ft tall heavy chain link , buried 1 foot deep.

4/23/2008 4:00:31 PM

superd amish built fence

4/23/2008 3:44:33 PM

change out the t-posts with wood and move the fence in so I can mow around the outside

4/23/2008 3:42:14 PM

NONE

4/23/2008 3:38:02 PM

no problems yet

4/23/2008 3:24:24 PM

Metal rails to discourage beavers

4/23/2008 3:20:54 PM

more area fenced

4/23/2008 3:12:57 PM

I would not elevate the no climb fence off the ground.

4/23/2008 3:10:06 PM

I would spend more money on higher quality fence

4/23/2008 2:53:42 PM

it would be wood not barbwire

4/23/2008 2:50:57 PM

Building a little at a time. I put up temp fences 1st and then perm later if I like the placement.

4/23/2008 2:48:19 PM

I would change the top hot wire to more visible twine or rope.

4/23/2008 1:58:28 PM

change board fence to a lower maintenance type like webbing

4/23/2008 1:54:34 PM

I am always working on my fences, had to make them stronger!

4/23/2008 1:50:13 PM

probably none: it's only 4 mos. old!

4/23/2008 1:45:11 PM

We are currently looking at re-doing the fencing as it is old and getting unsafe.

4/23/2008 1:44:59 PM

Changes I made were wire fence along with 3 rails of 2x6 and hotwire along the top to impede leaning

4/23/2008 1:43:43 PM

none

4/23/2008 1:42:45 PM

Always a work in progress

4/23/2008 1:37:03 PM

would use predator proof fencing-too many problems with replacing boards and rotted posts-oak boards

4/23/2008 1:26:46 PM

I board at a friend's house and she and I will be building a new wooden rail fence this summer

4/23/2008 1:14:44 PM

take out steele and use wood

4/23/2008 1:07:52 PM

I would put something stronger at the top of the wire fence

4/23/2008 12:54:45 PM

none

4/23/2008 12:44:17 PM

I would have put the electric tape up before they stretched out the horse fence

4/23/2008 12:39:31 PM

I would use all electric tape and get away from the high maintenance of board fencing.

4/23/2008 12:38:20 PM

As we replace boards, we are screwing them in instead of nailing-harder for my cribbing horse to pul

4/23/2008 12:29:18 PM

all old fences to be removed

4/23/2008 12:25:11 PM

have fewer but larger turnout paddocks

4/23/2008 12:15:54 PM

round all the corners

4/23/2008 12:10:45 PM

None

4/23/2008 11:48:29 AM

none-my horses aer free range with border collies keeping them close to home

4/23/2008 11:41:29 AM

I love my Electrobraid!

4/23/2008 11:38:09 AM

Some of the electric fencing was in place, but I had to replace the majority of it

4/23/2008 11:31:35 AM

Nothing

4/23/2008 11:21:30 AM

combine smaller paddocks to make fewer, larger ones

4/23/2008 11:16:39 AM

no changes

4/23/2008 11:13:46 AM

More wood fencing with electric tape along the inside

4/23/2008 11:12:49 AM

more separations in the big pasture area

4/23/2008 11:09:28 AM

split up one of the large pastures into2

4/23/2008 10:59:12 AM

None! We have used Horse Guard for 12 years and still love it. Very safe, yet powerfully hot.

4/23/2008 10:52:02 AM

replace all existing fence with wooden boards.

4/23/2008 10:49:34 AM

We capped the top board but I'd cap the bottom board too next time to prevent chewing.

4/23/2008 10:46:16 AM

ELECTRIC IN SOME PLACES

4/23/2008 10:44:58 AM

Made the mistake of Vinyl on 1st paddock! New paddock has 5 strands of wire much more durable!

4/23/2008 10:42:41 AM

None, High tensil electric is the way to go

4/23/2008 10:42:22 AM

I chose PVC fencing & gates--PVC gates did not hold up, had to change to pipe gates.

4/23/2008 10:37:00 AM

none

4/23/2008 10:33:40 AM

make sure the corners are Big Sturdy wooden post

4/23/2008 10:23:14 AM

I would like to get all panels

4/23/2008 10:18:50 AM

Instead of just 3 rail board fencing, I would add red-top field fencing behind the boards.

4/23/2008 10:13:08 AM

none

4/23/2008 9:48:47 AM

Need to upgrade - new posts and re-stretch fencing.

4/23/2008 9:46:39 AM

use different material for the runs

4/23/2008 9:40:59 AM

bigger posts, more electrical tape, thicker boards

4/23/2008 9:36:41 AM

Would use more metal panels instead of pole fencing

4/23/2008 9:36:23 AM

No 90-degree corners - they would all be rounded corners

4/23/2008 9:29:04 AM

ROUNDED CORNERS INSTEAD OF SQUARE CORNERS

4/23/2008 9:22:29 AM

electric tape on whole outside perimiter

4/23/2008 8:59:09 AM

update-but cost too high

4/23/2008 8:57:58 AM

none!

4/23/2008 8:55:36 AM

All white vinyl with the house built in the in the center with a drive so I can always see my horses

4/23/2008 8:50:51 AM

Material used

4/23/2008 8:44:09 AM

None at this time

4/23/2008 8:42:40 AM

More gates, larger gauge wire. Electric also on bottom strand.

4/23/2008 8:41:26 AM

4 board with bottom three boards with wire mesh

4/23/2008 8:40:45 AM

There is wood fencing that doesnt last long at all and warps I would change to a PVC

4/23/2008 8:38:26 AM

None. I have a combination of wood and electric.

4/23/2008 8:28:03 AM

Don't fence actual property line; hold back a few feet so neighbors don't become a problem.

4/23/2008 8:21:30 AM

clean up some trees to clear the line

4/23/2008 8:16:40 AM

up grade it

4/23/2008 8:15:17 AM

no split rail

4/23/2008 8:12:44 AM

If I could afford it, I'd have used something besides barbed wire.

4/23/2008 8:06:20 AM

absolutely no barbed!

4/23/2008 7:56:30 AM

none

4/23/2008 7:55:12 AM

Use oak instead of P.T. pine

4/23/2008 7:51:48 AM

put in 3 rail board fencing and get rid of the electric fencing

4/23/2008 7:42:40 AM

"Box S" 5 bar continuous fencing from Sunderman manufacturing-maintenance free!

4/23/2008 7:42:08 AM

Replace wide tape with braided wire to minimize fraying and breaking in wind and ice

4/23/2008 7:41:24 AM

stronger electric wire

4/23/2008 7:33:15 AM

It is currently barbed wire and I would get rid of all that and go to a post fence or flex tape

4/23/2008 7:21:56 AM

Add more access gates for tractor.

4/23/2008 7:20:33 AM

I love my electric polyrope fencing with solar charger. It's very economical & safe.

4/23/2008 7:19:33 AM

board fence-cover top of boards with metal corner beading

4/23/2008 7:16:53 AM

More steel stakes, wider tape

4/23/2008 7:08:24 AM

I designed it with the help of a commercial installer, who did the actual work.

4/23/2008 6:59:42 AM

I would have added electric to my 3 board fence when I first built it

4/23/2008 6:55:55 AM

make it more permanent/stable

4/23/2008 6:54:19 AM

Different materials, from Electric tape to vinyl, am doing it gradually

4/23/2008 6:38:41 AM

I would replace all of it with the horse fence

4/23/2008 6:10:43 AM

Upgrading to Ramm Fence

4/23/2008 6:09:16 AM

none

4/23/2008 6:03:13 AM

a gate

4/23/2008 4:13:31 AM

change to all centaur/spur

4/23/2008 3:25:52 AM

Cross Fencing with rails on the inside of the pasture.

4/23/2008 2:46:22 AM

Make my borderline fences taller.

4/23/2008 2:24:15 AM

Not fence but layout. I wud make 'runs' all around edge of land to encourage travel as in the wild

4/23/2008 2:18:18 AM

Just fix everything that the horses have destroyed!

4/23/2008 2:01:42 AM

stronger posts

4/23/2008 1:59:14 AM

change and repair some of the hot wires on the boards. add an additional charger for each pasture

4/23/2008 1:43:07 AM

none

4/23/2008 1:30:42 AM

I would have set one of the boundry fences further out, which would have give the horses more room.

4/23/2008 1:10:54 AM

I would like to have high tensil wire

4/23/2008 12:29:11 AM

Just finished re-fencing and wouldn't change a thing

4/23/2008 12:26:48 AM

We move our fences a lot, it's a pain but the horses appreciate the grass...

4/23/2008 12:15:25 AM

We have wood and t-bar posts I would prefer all wood posts. We also only use electric fencing

4/23/2008 12:06:10 AM

move to wire mesh, not barbed wire (don't currently have probs w/it tho

4/22/2008 11:59:52 PM

i would do the entire fence instead of 3/4 new..i would put in another gate by the driveway

4/22/2008 11:58:28 PM

would like the white plastic railings for a better look with one strand of electric wire

4/22/2008 11:49:54 PM

I mend my fence to minimize the damage. I would definitely top rail all fences.

4/22/2008 11:43:19 PM

now it is all board and mesh...finally changed it from old electrobraid.

4/22/2008 11:40:24 PM

4 board instead of 3

4/22/2008 11:39:50 PM

We'd have left 8' or so between pastures so horses aren't too close to each other

4/22/2008 11:37:22 PM

wish I could afford pipe fence

4/22/2008 11:36:13 PM

Minimal - make it a bit stronger

4/22/2008 11:32:41 PM

electric

4/22/2008 11:26:25 PM

rebuilding the corrals

4/22/2008 11:25:08 PM

I would use 4 inch insulators on the hotwire atop our wood fence instead of 2 inch

4/22/2008 11:20:20 PM

My dad helped me

4/22/2008 10:59:43 PM

after the winter, I will take it down what is left of it, they demolished it

4/22/2008 10:49:42 PM

need to chage the posts to a slightly larger diameter/better quality

4/22/2008 10:45:02 PM

more visible top wire

4/22/2008 10:42:49 PM

Make it taller, so they are less likely to reach over and fight w/another horse.

4/22/2008 10:34:30 PM

replace electric with flex fencing

4/22/2008 10:24:25 PM

more paddocks and better gates(ours are sliding planks.

4/22/2008 10:14:38 PM

Barbed Wire

4/22/2008 10:11:28 PM

more board fencing and fix the hotwire

4/22/2008 10:11:22 PM

round or angle the corners for pasture fencing e

4/22/2008 10:10:49 PM

Barbed Wire, so they respect it.

4/22/2008 10:08:40 PM

remove my wood corrals and use horse panels. the rest is in centaur fencing

4/22/2008 10:04:50 PM

more board fencing

4/22/2008 10:00:45 PM

Live stock fencing,and wooden posts. Just repair it, it's too expensive to start over.

4/22/2008 9:57:30 PM

Change the 8'spacing of non-climb horse fence to 6", stays tighter at 6".

4/22/2008 9:54:05 PM

none

4/22/2008 9:53:30 PM

I board. But when I get my own place I want to design it or at least like the one thats up

4/22/2008 9:48:50 PM

If I could afford it, all would be 5' 2x4 no climb with a board on the top.

4/22/2008 9:45:38 PM

more electric fencing

4/22/2008 9:44:26 PM

white, plastic rail

4/22/2008 9:41:24 PM

I would add hotwire

4/22/2008 9:39:50 PM

have 4 strands of high tensil with one hot wire.

4/22/2008 9:37:23 PM

You can tell our earlier fences. Unever height, much harder to climb. Still better than droopy wires

4/22/2008 9:33:45 PM

This summer we will fence 1 acre with log poles from the property and hot rope for my horse.

4/22/2008 9:29:56 PM

change to electric cord and wood posts, not wire, metal posts

4/22/2008 9:29:20 PM

None.

4/22/2008 9:28:58 PM

Add a lot more, and make wooden fence towards the drive-way and road.

4/22/2008 9:23:55 PM

none

4/22/2008 9:22:39 PM

Love to have board fence my horse got leg caught in wire, had to be put down-severed flexor tendon

4/22/2008 9:21:06 PM

use rails more in paddocks or more 4x4 lumber. Better and bigger posts

4/22/2008 9:20:08 PM

3 board treated wood to a top board with electrobraid.

4/22/2008 9:17:35 PM

None, I use HiQual pipe panel

4/22/2008 9:14:58 PM

I'd go with more hot wire, less board, to save on maintenance.

4/22/2008 9:14:01 PM

None - love Electrobraid. Truly injury proof.

4/22/2008 9:13:28 PM

we used high cyclone fencing as its safer than posts or wire.

4/22/2008 8:57:53 PM

None so far it has worked out very well

4/22/2008 8:56:02 PM

I love my fence and would make no changes

4/22/2008 8:53:46 PM

I had a professional do it. High tensile smooth wire fencing is great! Been up for over 20 yrs!

4/22/2008 8:49:13 PM

none

4/22/2008 8:47:21 PM

Screw the boards on the inside of the fence.

4/22/2008 8:46:30 PM

Wooden fencing

4/22/2008 8:44:53 PM

ANother water source

4/22/2008 8:39:52 PM

None

4/22/2008 8:36:16 PM

All of the fences would be modern, good looking electric fence

4/22/2008 8:35:45 PM

100% of it...

4/22/2008 8:34:53 PM

I would NEVER put up vinyl PVC fence! I find it unsafe for horses. Cracks, breaks in cold weather

4/22/2008 8:32:37 PM

we used electrobraid fence, absolutely love it. Blends in with the environment, horses respect it.

4/22/2008 8:31:43 PM

Use all electric rope or braid rather than electric tape.

4/22/2008 8:28:52 PM

We plan to add heavier posts and more "sight" boards.

4/22/2008 8:24:25 PM

more fence

4/22/2008 8:23:53 PM

Nothing

4/22/2008 8:19:12 PM

Utilize 2x4 wire instead of the 4x4.

4/22/2008 8:12:19 PM

electric fence 1-1/2inch tape

4/22/2008 7:59:50 PM

add more electrobraid

4/22/2008 7:57:18 PM

Fence is 22 years old; added electric tape so the horses wouldn't lean; wouldn't change anything.

4/22/2008 7:55:07 PM

Convert it all to non-climbable woven wire topped with 2 inch electric tape.

4/22/2008 7:54:02 PM

get rid of the chainlink

4/22/2008 7:53:43 PM

i would round off the corners

4/22/2008 7:50:08 PM

I love my Electrobrade!

4/22/2008 7:43:11 PM

we use electric rope and it works very well for us

4/22/2008 7:41:02 PM

finish up the 3 board with electric on the inside...I have mules and they respect electric best.

4/22/2008 7:40:48 PM

wood is too much upkeep, I will change to electrobraid

4/22/2008 7:40:33 PM

non-electric wood fence

4/22/2008 7:39:56 PM

Probably none; it works well as it is. We replaced most fencewire and removed some t-posts .

4/22/2008 7:37:06 PM

none - I chose sheep tight, horse strong and dog strong 5 rail 2x6 board.

4/22/2008 7:32:33 PM

change from wood to steel

4/22/2008 7:27:41 PM

i have been upgrading all of my fencing to

4/22/2008 7:26:40 PM

I would use polymer rail with wire imbedded instead of wood--which is a maintenance nightmare.

4/22/2008 7:24:23 PM

I would use more cedar posts as H braces

4/22/2008 7:23:51 PM

Add midrail

4/22/2008 7:21:51 PM

Designed ours. Need one more gate from corral to barn!

4/22/2008 7:19:01 PM

I should have put in wood fencing instead of electric tape.

4/22/2008 7:16:37 PM

We started with wood fencing but found that the horses are very hard on wood. Now we do electric.

4/22/2008 7:14:04 PM

I'd olace the gates closer to pathways to the barn--save us steps!

4/22/2008 6:58:57 PM

Add another pen to hold new horses.

4/22/2008 6:48:37 PM

More of it. We use pipe wood dry rots in AZ

4/22/2008 6:45:10 PM

went w/cattle & 5-strand hi tensile. NO PROBS!

4/22/2008 6:39:22 PM

different type

4/22/2008 6:35:12 PM

None. We have vinyl fencing.

4/22/2008 6:29:47 PM

None, we love our Horse Guard!

4/22/2008 6:29:42 PM

added electric fencing to existing wire/post fencing

4/22/2008 6:27:50 PM

New fencing is great - gradually replace old fencing

4/22/2008 6:25:18 PM

Brace corner posts

4/22/2008 6:24:52 PM

separate paddocks next to each other by space...

4/22/2008 6:20:54 PM

prettier electric strands

4/22/2008 6:20:17 PM

none

4/22/2008 6:17:36 PM

part is Ramm and part is board. I would use all Ramm if that company was more customer friendly

4/22/2008 6:16:24 PM

It needs to be stronger and a little higherand get rid of the barbed wire!

4/22/2008 6:11:57 PM

high tensile, not my choice but already fences our 35+ acres

4/22/2008 6:08:24 PM

none. some was here when we bought it, some we designed and someone else installed, will be adding m

4/22/2008 6:08:06 PM

make it safer, stronger, and electrify it

4/22/2008 6:05:25 PM

No. Creosote treated lumber and 2x4 non-climb, Yeah!

4/22/2008 6:03:18 PM

Replace old wire with electric braid.

4/22/2008 6:02:10 PM

I would have braced the gates.

4/22/2008 6:00:58 PM

Just built a new fence & made them 60 inches high instead of 48 inches. Much better for young horses

4/22/2008 6:00:27 PM

No t-sposts

4/22/2008 6:00:17 PM

None, very horse safe and Dog safe

4/22/2008 6:00:01 PM

Would re-do arena/turnout

4/22/2008 5:57:31 PM

Non-climb on r/r ties & Tee-posts, more up-right posts, taller tee-posts for hot wire.

4/22/2008 5:55:44 PM

replacing webbed fence w/ no climb horse fence to keep dogs out & shoes on

4/22/2008 5:54:36 PM

electric cord instead of wire

4/22/2008 5:52:35 PM

none

4/22/2008 5:50:40 PM

would NOT be barbed wire!

4/22/2008 5:41:48 PM

I would have 4 rails instead of 3, put electric wire along the top rail

4/22/2008 5:39:15 PM

I'd have the fence at my own farm!

4/22/2008 5:37:00 PM

might like no-climb on the perimeter fence.

4/22/2008 5:32:39 PM

We still and always need to replace different sections. It would be ncie if posts lasted longer!

4/22/2008 5:30:12 PM

Take out all the vynal and replace it with nonclimb horse fencing.

4/22/2008 5:29:56 PM

make taller between adjacent tunout pens

4/22/2008 5:29:35 PM

I used 3 board vinyl. I would use 4 and make it taller

4/22/2008 5:22:40 PM

Put in more 2x4 mesh instead of polywire or PVC

4/22/2008 5:22:23 PM

Get rid of the neighbors barbs and use no-climb

4/22/2008 5:16:30 PM

none, electrified rope is safe and visible

4/22/2008 5:13:47 PM

no

4/22/2008 5:12:37 PM

I only have corrals but if I had the $ I would fence my 4 acres.

4/22/2008 5:11:56 PM

I would make it like a track and field track, type fence from book Paddock Paradise by Jaime Jackson

4/22/2008 5:10:53 PM

change from barb wire to other

4/22/2008 5:10:39 PM

fence separate section of woods for hottest summer days

4/22/2008 5:08:06 PM

not using plastic posts for horse tape

4/22/2008 5:04:58 PM

I would take out all barb wire.

4/22/2008 5:02:17 PM

none

4/22/2008 5:01:28 PM

none

4/22/2008 5:01:21 PM

rounded corners and a path left between the pastures so horses couldn't reach each other

4/22/2008 4:57:16 PM

No changes - I love my fencing

4/22/2008 4:56:40 PM

None! I love my 4 board fence and my hubby for helping me install it!

4/22/2008 4:54:10 PM

None. I love my fence.

4/22/2008 4:52:24 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:52:18 PM

Nothing...my pipe fences are safe and attractive.

4/22/2008 4:52:03 PM

Wouldnt chg a thing. White board with electic tape. First fence he hasn't beat.

4/22/2008 4:49:34 PM

Electrobraid is so easy to run and I believe the safest fencing there is!

4/22/2008 4:47:11 PM

NO barbed wire but maybe electric instead. One cut to many with all the wire.

4/22/2008 4:46:36 PM

no corners rounded angles

4/22/2008 4:45:03 PM

expand it!

4/22/2008 4:45:02 PM

Add a few extra t-posts and wider tape

4/22/2008 4:43:54 PM

I used plastic Tensar, would use a monofilament or no-climb instead

4/22/2008 4:43:51 PM

All Wood Fensing with net wire (2"x2" openings) for added security

4/22/2008 4:43:00 PM

put up more if we had the money for it

4/22/2008 4:42:12 PM

less wood, more mesh

4/22/2008 4:42:02 PM

Use all wood posts instead of pipe so can add hot wire easily between paddocks. Have more gates.

4/22/2008 4:40:40 PM

I would plank fence verses wove wire and barbed wire

4/22/2008 4:40:38 PM

would like to have split rail, instead of barbwire or field fencing.

4/22/2008 4:40:24 PM

I would make no changes, we use horse safe field wire with electric to keep in Drafts.

4/22/2008 4:39:31 PM

we put in the 3 board white vinyl fencing next time I would use 4 boards

4/22/2008 4:39:19 PM

I put up board fencing about 10 years ago. If I did it over again I would put up cord fencing

4/22/2008 4:35:49 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:35:22 PM

Take out the barbed wire fence and put up a proper horse fence

4/22/2008 4:35:02 PM

High tensile around 2 acres, needs crossfencing for better pasture mngmt.

4/22/2008 4:33:25 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:33:04 PM

Smaller grazing areas - rotation is an issue.

4/22/2008 4:32:57 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:32:49 PM

Just repairing winter damage.

4/22/2008 4:32:42 PM

some posts not in concrete - would do that now

4/22/2008 4:32:12 PM

more solid wood

4/22/2008 4:30:54 PM

maze patterning with rocky areas to encourage more movement and build tough bare hooves

4/22/2008 4:30:11 PM

I feel I have overbuilt it. I would have saved money by not using as many horizontal bars.

4/22/2008 4:28:41 PM

I would use a "no climb" wire with smaller openings than the field-fence I have now.

4/22/2008 4:27:52 PM

never use wood again

4/22/2008 4:26:43 PM

Currently changing to electric white braided rope-looks good, easy to maintain, good visual barrier

4/22/2008 4:25:11 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:24:18 PM

I would put in more gates so I could go from pasture to pasture instead of one entry only

4/22/2008 4:22:35 PM

More hotwire!

4/22/2008 4:21:57 PM

i would not use fiberglass posts. steel lasts longer. (electric fence)

4/22/2008 4:21:38 PM

None. I have no climb on the inside and wood rails outside. It is beautiful and functional.

4/22/2008 4:21:26 PM

NOTHING. PLANNED OUT FIRST FOR FURTHER EXPANSION. LOVE MY FENCE. A LOT OF WORK, BUT WORHT IT.

4/22/2008 4:20:14 PM

Hoping for a better one , some day.

4/22/2008 4:18:51 PM

It cost a fortune, but I got what I felt was safest (woven wire, board at top, electric on top)!

4/22/2008 4:17:55 PM

None! We LOVE Electrobraid!

4/22/2008 4:17:44 PM

Unless you are rich, who ELSE is gonna put the fence up??

4/22/2008 4:16:22 PM

Have pipe fencing

4/22/2008 4:14:56 PM

replace remaining barbed wire perimieter

4/22/2008 4:14:23 PM

Mostly just replacing old posts.

4/22/2008 4:13:42 PM

I'd have someone else do it instead of me. :-)

4/22/2008 4:12:41 PM

If I had the money -all PVC fence!

4/22/2008 4:11:40 PM

more of it

4/22/2008 4:10:35 PM

It would all bebraided electric rope, or good board fencing - with no roon to stick the head thru.

4/22/2008 4:10:14 PM

none

4/22/2008 4:08:21 PM

We moved to a partially fenced farm.

4/22/2008 4:07:05 PM

Better gates, initially. Fence is still solid; gates already need replacement.

4/22/2008 4:04:07 PM

I wouldn't use wood fencing. Maintainence and Repair costs are too costly.

4/22/2008 4:02:20 PM

None

4/22/2008 3:58:26 PM

None. I had black cyclone fencing - 5 feet high - installed.

4/22/2008 3:57:46 PM

more vinyl

4/22/2008 3:56:25 PM

4 rail black plank around barn and electro braid around pasture

4/22/2008 3:55:53 PM

combination of jack leg (treated poles) and no climb fence. Would add top pole on no climb.

4/22/2008 3:54:47 PM

We iput in a Horse Guard electric tape fence, plastic sleeves over T-posts. Looks good and it's safe

4/22/2008 3:53:32 PM

Have board & steel pipe fence. We built part of the board fence.

4/22/2008 3:50:38 PM

Use t-posts with top electric fence instead of line posts and top rail.

4/22/2008 3:49:26 PM

remove old barbed wire

4/22/2008 3:43:06 PM

YES! All by myself. Boyfriend only knows computers.

4/22/2008 3:42:26 PM

Would have originally installed pvc fencing

4/22/2008 3:40:50 PM

Nothing, we finally have secure fencing with electric just to deter leaning on or eating it.

4/22/2008 3:39:40 PM

Wider gates for tractor

4/22/2008 3:34:34 PM

I would not use wood rails. It looks nice but has more maintenace.

4/22/2008 3:33:00 PM

installed electra-braid -- love it -- make it taller to accomodate taller horses

4/22/2008 3:31:06 PM

Some was existing, some by pros, we built some new & reno'd other ourselves

4/22/2008 3:30:51 PM

would have pipe fencing if i could afford it.

4/22/2008 3:30:18 PM

replace old sections with early signs of deterioration

4/22/2008 3:28:24 PM

add electric to the top board all around

4/22/2008 3:26:18 PM

get more when I can afford it

4/22/2008 3:19:50 PM

I'd do no clime wire instead of 4 board.

4/22/2008 3:13:22 PM

more space

4/22/2008 3:13:02 PM

5 board wood

4/22/2008 3:08:56 PM

on someone else's land - so you take what is there

4/22/2008 3:08:05 PM

use poly posts instead of wood posts

4/22/2008 2:51:08 PM

None - we did a lot of research before building ours and everyone that visits our farm admires it!!

4/22/2008 2:50:23 PM

a 1100 mile trip to New Mexico new fences pipe, 10 foot raise patio around feeders maybe roughcement

4/22/2008 2:40:31 PM

add a sight line to my field fence and t posts fencing

4/22/2008 2:22:53 PM

putting in permanent fences rather than temp fencing the first time

4/22/2008 2:06:45 PM

Instead of having top rail and uprights only as pipe, and the rest cable, we would make it all pipe

4/22/2008 1:53:34 PM

re do most of it...

4/22/2008 1:19:27 PM

braided mesh & hot line across top

4/22/2008 1:16:22 PM

to build better fence

4/22/2008 12:45:48 PM

none-5 strand high tensile and tape

4/22/2008 12:06:14 PM

the type and size of fenced area

4/22/2008 11:54:25 AM

put wooden fence up

4/22/2008 11:44:14 AM

Know every post, rail personally; have made many changes over the years

4/22/2008 11:41:49 AM

No barb wire anywhere. Do the fencing totally diferent.

4/22/2008 11:24:48 AM

A larger area

4/22/2008 9:22:35 AM