Three Ways to Revitalise Your Equine Fencing
It’s the perfect time to fix up your horse fencing! Now that spring is here, the weather is taking a turn for the better, but chances are the soil isn’t too dry and hard to stop you from putting in a new post here and there if needed. Spring is a great time to re-evaluate your fencing, especially as your horses are likely to start spending more time outdoors.
In fact, the end of winter is one of the most important times of the year for horse fencing, as you’re likely to be turning your horses out to pasture much more frequently than you were a month or so. It’s vital that your fencing is ready to keep them safe.
So, what can you do to revitalise your fencing in the window of opportunity between winter and summer? Let’s look at a few ways you can take your old fencing and easily transform it for the new season.
Repaint with Master Blend Paint
There’s nothing quite like a lick of new paint to take something old and make it new. Not only does our Master Blend equine fence paint give your fencing a classic, clean look, it also helps protect your fence from the elements. Our premium paints all include NeverCrib, our anti-cribbing solution—the perfect way to help keep your horses from chewing on your fencing. Our paints are also designed specifically for New Zealand’s tough climate, protecting fencing for years from mould, fungus, and the harsh summer sun.
Install Sighter Wire
Sighter wire can be instrumental in helping your horses steer clear of fencing they wouldn’t otherwise see. If you have a smaller fencing solution, and you’ve found that your horses are prone to running into it, you may not need to re-fence your entire property. In some cases, adding a sighter wire to your fencing can solve the problem entirely.
The Stock and Noble Border Line is a high-quality, nylon sighter wire for horses. It’s steel-free, so even if your horses do run into it, it won’t cause lacerations, which means fewer vet bills for you, and calmer, happier horses. Border Line also has internal memory, allowing it to spring back into shape after impacted, helping absorb impact from horses without breaking.
Install Electric fencing
Electrifying an old fence is another way you can upgrade it between the seasons. The safest place for your horses is away from fence lines, and electric horse fencing is a tried and true method of helping your horse learn that fencing shouldn’t be trifled with.
Many electric lines can also be added to existing fencing easily, just like sighter wire, and Stock and Noble’s EquiRope is a great example. Designed specifically for horses, our electric horse line is a highly visible, UV stable electric polyester braid. It is simple to add to existing fences by hand, or it can be used alone as a temporary fence.
Revitalise your equine fencing today
Any one of the above additions can take an old or underperforming fence and help make it new again, without the need for complete replacements. Keep in mind that every property is different, so the best course of action depends on your unique needs and the needs of your livestock.