Most Popular Types of Horse Fencing
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.