If you are in the process of figuring out what type of fencing enclosure to build for your horses, you will definitely want to consider all of your options. This article will discuss 3 different kinds of horse fencing options that you have.
Metal is an excellent option for a horse fence because the strength of it can't be beat. This type of fence is especially good for use in a horse arena where you will be training and working with your horses. The fences are created from thick steel, and are almost impossible to penetrate by force. The large metal gates are also very secure, and have the ability to securely lock into place. There are several bars going across the fence as well, securing even the smallest horse inside. However, metal is going to likely be the most expensive fencing that you can purchase, so keep that in mind when figuring out your budget.
Vinyl fences are great horse fences because they are strong and can withstand a horse hitting against them. Also, because the vinyl is white or another light color, it is resistant to most weathering from the sun. A vinyl horse fence looks much different than a normal vinyl fence because it is made up of vinyl posts installed vertically in the ground, and then two horizontal posts that go all the way across the length of the fence. The great thing about the two horizontal vinyl pieces, is the fact that they stop the horses from being able to break through the fence quite successfully due to their high and low placement.
When you create a horse fence out of wood, you will first start by installing all of the thick, wood posts in the ground. These will be buried several feet into the ground, and will be carefully cemented into place before filling the hole with dirt. You are then going to be using long, thick pieces of lumber to create the beams that go across the middle. Also, keep in mind that it is important to choose wood that has been treated, or it will be more susceptible to weathering, which will greatly shorten the life of your fence. As an added precaution on your word fence, you can also add chicken wire, or some other type of wiring, along the entire thing. This wiring is put into place by nailing it along the top and the bottom of the face every few inches or so for security. This stops animals from getting into your horses, and also stops your horses from eating whatever may be on the other side of the fence.