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Monday, May 24, 2010

Picking your Pasture

In the process of planning my horse barn, I have spent many hours considering the different possibilities of pasture fencing, weighing out cost, durability, visibility, upkeep and above all safety.

And after months of consideration, I finally stumbled upon an unbeatable deal on just the right amount of my dream fence - Centaur HTP® Horse Fencing (high tensile polymer). With 3 strands of 12.5 gauge high tensile wire per rail, coated in a rot, peel, crack and chip free polymer material, HTP fencing provides all of the features I need in a fence. 

Here is a great article on different types of horse fencing to help you find which one is best for you.

Other things to consider when planning your pasture are:

How much pasture will I need?
  • A common answer to this question is at least two acres per horse if you plan to provide a substantial part of it's daily forage from grazing alone. Unfortunately, two acres of grazing per horse isn't always available, so it is important to establish a supplemental feeding plan and rotate your pastures to prevent overgrazing.
How tall does my pasture fence need to be?
Cowboy Logic of the Day
"Most folks are like a bob-wire fence. They have their good points."


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