Category Archives: Installation

Minimizing hazards for horses behind electric fences

Our farm is primarily stocked with cattle, but my wife and daughter have long had the equine bug and we have a “retirement village” for two of my daughter’s old show horses. These retirees, aged 17 and 26, both have … Continue reading

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High Tensile Electric Fencing – Why use it?

Sometimes, in the course of offering insight and scope, we often lose sight of the most basic essential questions. Why do we use High Tensile Electric Fencing to begin with? What are the benefits of using it over the traditional … Continue reading

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Checking your wire tension on an electric fence

This is a good time of year to check your high tensile wire tension on your fences.  In late fall the air temperatures are normally at about the mid range point. There will be some expansion and contraction going on with your high … Continue reading

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Fencing for Rocky or Compacted Ground – Using a Dropper System

I grew up with the mindset that fences had to be fortresses. Rigid and taut as well as non-penetrable was the desired fence in the old days. Then along came high tensile wire and electric fences, and the idea that a fence … Continue reading

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“Over-Engineered” and “Under-Powered” Electric Fences

Over the years, I have had opportunity to work with and visit with many New Zealanders here in the US. I don’t think that it is any secret that many of them have grown up with hi-tensile electric fencing and … Continue reading

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A “Do-it-Yourself” Weekend Horse Fence

A very happy horse owner with a new fence!

I’m sure we all know people that will bend over backwards to help another person out. Then there are a few that wouldn’t go out of their way to help a friend in need if their life depended on it. … Continue reading

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Stray Voltage and Electric Fencing

stray voltage graphic

Stray voltage: the invisible and “hard to explain” situation that can occur on and around electric fences. I don’t know how many questions, phone calls and emails I have received over the years that have ultimately been a result of … Continue reading

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Electrifying Woven or Barbed Wire

Can I connect my fence charger up to barbed wire, or can I electrify my woven wire fence? Yes, I do know a few people that do electrify both barbed wire and woven wire fences.  I just did some research … Continue reading

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Snow Loads and Electric Fences

Image 3 - Showing the snow starting to melt and the strain on the wire.

We sometimes get asked about how PasturePro Posts hold up in snow loading; and the ultimate spring melting that occurs in the snow belts of North America and Canada. Frankly, it’s a question that makes me cringe, and the cringe … Continue reading

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Calculating the Materials for a High Tensile Electric Fence

You can call it a material list, bid sheet, or whatever you want to call it. But when you build any fence you will need a guideline that tells you what materials you will need to begin the construction of … Continue reading

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