Every horse-owner recognises the benefits of keeping their yards secure, or turning their horses out to exercise, graze and interact with each other. The fencing you choose can go a long way to providing a safe and secure environment.
Trentwood Fencing can supply and install a range of fencing types, suitable for any equestrian premises. including paddocks, menage, livery or racing yard.
Different types of horse fencing
There are several options to secure your equestrian premises or keep your animals safe in their fields.
Post and rail fencing for horsesPost and rail fencing for horses
An aesthetically pleasing horse fence, blends well into a rural landscape
Safe and durable when well maintained
Horses can sometimes damage post and rail fencing by chewing, leaning or repetitive use as a scratching post! A string of electric fencing along the top rail can overcome this problem.
Metal chain mesh fencing
A cost-effective option for a paddock fence, using timber posts and timber top-rail with chain mesh below
Ensure chain mesh is heavily galvanised to prevent rusting
Choose smaller mesh spaces to prevent injury from horses getting their hooves trapped
Post and wire fencing for horsesPost and wire fencing
A cheaper equine fencing alternative, using timber posts and multiple strands of high tensile wire
Can be combined with mesh wire below
Effective as long as the wire remains very taut
More easily weakened than timber when animals lean against it
Potential to cause injury or allow horses to escape when the fence is damaged
Very useful as temporary fencing for your horses, electric fencing is a portable means to divide large paddocks for strip-grazing, or even as a boundary fence for a paddock
Not suitable for roadside boundaries
Electric fencing posts aren’t as resilient to high winds as timber