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Blocking Horses from new plantings

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by toletiquesbysam, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    We're putting some trees up in our pasture, they will be on the north end of it and are fast growing. This will be about a 2year project until they have established themselves enough to maybe be opened to the horses. I need to find a good temporary solution to blocking them off from the horses. There are 50 trees, and it will be about a 225ft long area to block. What would you suggest?? Thank You!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Electric would be the simplest thing. Use metal t-posts WITH CAPS WIRED ON, and 3 or 4 strands of electric rope, and make sure it is carrying good charge. Put the fence far enough from the trees that they're not tempted to lean over or thru; you may have to mow just the other side of the fence if the horses get very grass-minded in late summer. If it's not convenient to run it off existing electric, get a decent quality battery-operated charger and use that.

    There are other options but they are mostly unsafe/ineffective, or very expensive.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Thank You Pat!! I've copied and printed it for DH to read so I can make sure we get it correct!! We have no power to that area so we will have to get the battery powered ones.
     

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