Equine Fencing

Equine Fencing

Horse Fencing Installation

Taylor Fence is experienced in serving a large portion of the eastern United States in horse farms. We serve anything from hobby farms to farms that board and train horses. We are country folks ourselves and understand the needs of horses and their owners.

If your property needs horse fencing, you want someone with the personnel and experience to complete the job. We will meet your needs with on-time service that is within your budget.

One size does not fit all when it comes to horse fencing. We will guide you through the process from beginning to end, from picking the correct type of fence for your needs to the installation.

Most Popular Types of Horse Fencing

Board Fence

The good old post & rail fence (otherwise known as a board fence) is still by far the favorite of most horse farmers. It is cost effective and has elegance and simplicity. It is a piece of art that will enhance your farm with country charm.

We install posts every eight feet and typically use three or four boards to run horizontally. With our tasteful installation, your fence will flow smoothly over hills and gently define your property lines. A board fence is one of the most profound ways to showcase your estate. It invites your guests into your home with a dignified and yet down-home welcome.

You may choose to leave your board fence a natural wood color or paint it the color of your choice. Some choose a bright and distinguishing white. Others like black or another dark color to set off their property lines. Either color looks great, giving your property a rustic, country style.

Whichever you choose, the board fence is one of the greatest assets you can use to enhance your property’s value, appearance, general feel, and style.

We should remind you that a board fence requires more maintenance than a wire fence. You will want to take this into consideration as you make a valuable investment into your estate.

We offer three different kinds of board.

  • Oak holds up well and naturally repels your horse’s tendency to chew. It will warp some.
  • Southern Yellow Pine is the strongest pine and can be treated for out-of-doors life. It resists the acid of horse manure.
  • Poplar naturally weathers without chemicals, providing a beautiful, country look.

If your horses tend to nibble on wood, you may need to install a hot wire on the fence to discourage them from disfiguring your wooden fence line.

Electric Fence

There are many advantages to installing an electric fence. An electric fence often costs less to install and can be maintained with minimal expense. The fencer uses very little electricity and can be energized by solar energy. This raises the voltage so that when your horse touches the fence, the pulse encourages him to stay away from the fence line. Fences tend to look worn when animals push on them, so the electric in your fence keeps it looking fine.

The downside of an electric fence is that it will never have the charm of a rail fence. Neither will you or your children climb on the rails and watch the horses from your fence.

Taylor Fence, LLC has been in the fencing industry for over 30 years. If you need your fence reinforced with an electric fence or a new electric fence installed, give us a call. We will give you an estimate and make the installation a simple matter for you.

Poly Coat Fence

Poly coat fencing is a newer fencing especially created for horses. Because of their speed, horses need to be able to see the fence so that they do not harm themselves. Poly coat fence is essentially the same as a high tensile fence except that poly fencing has a coating of white poly covering the high tensile wire to give it more visibility. Horses soon learn to respect their boundaries because poly wire can still carry electricity. This keeps them from pushing against the fence and damaging it.

This type of fence needs special installation. That is where our Taylor Fence crew has the edge. We give careful installation, so your fence serves well and looks good for many years.

Woven Wire Fence

The old standby in fences for animals are woven wire fences. They are secure and fit in a variety of situations, suited for horses, cattle and other livestock. Animals cannot get their feet tangled in the fence, because it is so highly visible.

It is very difficult for any animal to get out of their pasture unless they can destroy the fence, which is almost impossible. You can contain small animals by choosing a small mesh size.

Woven wire fence goes by other names such as box wire or non-climb, etc. It has wire that goes vertically and horizontally, and is intertwined in a mesh construction. We will help you select the type of fence that best serves the animals you need to protect

What woven wire fence do farmers usually choose?
The woven wire fence most often chosen is labeled 13-48-6 fence. We space the posts every 12 feet for this type of wire. It is very popular because it is so secure. Animals simply cannot push their way through the woven wire fencing.

High Tensile Woven Wire Fence

Another increasingly popular fence is the high tensile woven wire fence. It goes through a specialized process that increases its elasticity and makes it about two thousand percent stronger than regular wire. This elasticity and extra strength keep the fence stretched tight and appealing to the eye for a long time.

Horse Rail Fence

Another new style of fence is the horse rail fence. It has the appeal of the traditional board fence but takes very little maintenance and has a good lifetime.

The horse rail fence is made of specially constructed vinyl “boards”. It consists of five-inch wide vinyl that contains three high tensile wires. These wires are stretched tightly, just as the high tensile fence wire is. This gives the fence eye appeal, strength, and durability. When it is properly mounted to the posts with brackets, it will keep its serviceability and beauty for years. It will cost more than a traditional horse rail fence, but when you count the expense of a lifetime of maintenance for traditional boards, the Horse Rail fence makes sense dollar wise.

It is not difficult to see that property owners who choose horse rail fences send the signal that they do not spare expense in the upkeep of their property.

Contact Our Office Today!

We provide our full line of products and services to the communities of York, Fallston, and everywhere in between. If you’re interested in our services, contact us at (717) 380-3817.

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