Electric fence is ideal for horses because it: 马.jpg
  is safer than traditional fencing

  works effectively

  can prevent cribbing and wear on the fence

  is less expensive than traditional fencing

  is simple to install and maintain

  is easy to electrify an existing fence


Horses are easy to control with electric fencing. They are intelligent animals and quickly learn to respect an electric fence. In addition, horses have thin hides and are usually shod. If shod, the metal horse shoes make an excellent earth connection. A shod, well-groomed horse will feel a more intense shock than a long haired horse without steel shoes.

Horses tend to use traditional fences as scratching posts, causing the fence to weaken or sag over time. They may also fall into the habit of "cribbing" or chewing fences. An electric fence prevents both of these behaviors, thus protecting the horse from harm and prolonging the life of the fence.

If a horse is spooked and runs through traditional wire or wooden fencing, injury is more likely to occur than with an electric fence made of poly tape, wire or rope.

To safely contain horses, you need an energiser that maintains a minimum of 3,000 volts up to the end of the fence line. On very short fences, up to 200 yards long, an energiser of 0.05 Joules would be adequate for subdivision. Voltage levels and therefore the shock are affected by vegetation on the fence line, length of fence and type of poly tape or rope.

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