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Best fencing for horses

Not all fences are good for horses

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When it comes to keeping animals contained, all fences are not created equal. While barbed wire may be fine for cattle, it's dangerous for horses. Vinyl fence is becoming more and more popular for acreage owners with horses, but mesh fence -- which is available in electric -- is also a good option.

Radio interview source: Eileen Fabian-Wheeler, ag engineering professor, Penn State University

For more information on fencing for horses, we recommend the following links:

Vinyl fencing: Learn all about this type of fencing, see photos of the installation process, and link to a number of manufacturers.

Fencing tools: Building a fence isn't as difficult as you might think. The key is having access to the right tools.

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