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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
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
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
4/27/2008 3:58:57 PM
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
4/27/2008 9:49:03 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4/25/2008 7:38:55 AM
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
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
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
4/24/2008 6:43:58 PM
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
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
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
4/24/2008 4:43:13 PM
putting in 4 board vs. woven wire
4/24/2008 4:41:43 PM
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
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
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
4/24/2008 3:20:07 PM
Change from smooth hot wire to rope.
4/24/2008 3:09:27 PM
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
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
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
4/24/2008 8:05:43 AM
4board (now 3) oak (now pressure treated pine) but $$$$$
4/24/2008 8:02:41 AM
Make the paddock paradise track more narrow
4/24/2008 7:46:13 AM
start all over with barbless wire or synthetic fencing
4/24/2008 7:29:09 AM
chew inhibitor !
4/24/2008 5:38:28 AM
Electric High Tensile Fencing with New Zealand Wire, keeps even the happiest horse in!
4/24/2008 2:54:04 AM
I would still use board fencing but would fence and cross-fence the farm differently.
4/24/2008 2:44:37 AM
I'm working on replacing the wooden fences for panels-less maintience
4/24/2008 1:26:50 AM
I would not make any changes...We planned our new fencing with a lot of thought.
4/24/2008 1:16:52 AM
For better grass-growing rotation, I may divide a large pasture into 2 sections.
4/24/2008 12:37:42 AM
increase cross fences to allowbetter pasture management
4/24/2008 12:34:23 AM
4/23/2008 11:42:30 PM
Has to import Equimesh from the States. Needed safe fencing. It expensive!!
4/23/2008 11:39:35 PM
None that I can think of. I have 5' non-climb wire w/wood posts and toprail.
4/23/2008 11:30:28 PM
Would change to electric braid if I could, but I can't due to a dry run.
4/23/2008 11:21:34 PM
Stretch 2x4 tight. 2nd contractor did a much better job of it.
4/23/2008 11:18:25 PM
would add a strand of electric wire to keep horses off fence
4/23/2008 10:32:00 PM
NO AT THIS TIME
4/23/2008 8:50:28 PM
Built the barn too!
4/23/2008 8:34:06 PM
I would have actually wood and electric fencing combined. Not one or the other only.
4/23/2008 8:22:11 PM
4/23/2008 8:16:17 PM
It takes a combination of type and they can get hurt in any of them.
4/23/2008 7:55:53 PM
Vinyl, to limit replacement necessity.
4/23/2008 7:47:34 PM
As we can afford it, we are putting up a more horse friendly fencing, no more barb wire
4/23/2008 7:33:12 PM
My husband has a small sawmill and cuts all his own boards, so we have nice 3 board fencing everywhe
4/23/2008 7:20:00 PM
With more $$, 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
4/23/2008 6:13:34 PM
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
4/23/2008 5:15:38 PM
Would love to have the welded pipe fencing.
4/23/2008 5:04:21 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
4/23/2008 11:21:30 AM
combine smaller paddocks to make fewer, larger ones
4/23/2008 11:16:39 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
4/23/2008 6:03:13 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4/22/2008 8:47:21 PM
Screw the boards on the inside of the fence.
4/22/2008 8:46:30 PM
4/22/2008 8:44:53 PM
ANother water source
4/22/2008 8:39:52 PM
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
4/22/2008 8:23:53 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4/22/2008 5:01:28 PM
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
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
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
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
4/22/2008 4:33:04 PM
Smaller grazing areas - rotation is an issue.
4/22/2008 4:32:57 PM
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
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
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
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
4/22/2008 3:58:26 PM
None. I had black cyclone fencing - 5 feet high - installed.
4/22/2008 3:57:46 PM
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
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
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