Selecting Horse Fencing
The best equestrian fence is constructed of mesh, which is made by weaving wire into specific spacing. The design is extremely important, as the wires provide the basis for strength, stability, and security. Mesh openings should be small enough to prevent a horse from getting its hoof caught and stop it from climbing on the fence or stepping down on the line wires, which could result in collapse or structural failure. Another important benefit of close spacing is deterring predators from entering a pasture or corral.
Some ranchers or horse owners may be tempted to consider purchasing a welded wire equine product. While this may be a less expensive option, the welds can break and weaken the fence. The sharp edges of broken wires can also cause serious injury to animals.
Since a horse enclosure project also includes posts, labor, and tools, the actual cost of the fence material is only about 30% of the total cost of a new installation. For more durability and a longer lasting installation, it is best to go with a woven product.
Red Brand makes and supplies two types of wire horse fences using Class 1 and Class 3 galvanized, American-made steel. Both fence styles are designed for the utmost in safety, security, and longevity. In fact, our products are recognized worldwide by equine lovers and owners, farm managers, breeders and veterinarians as the very safest for horses.
No Climb Horse Fence
Non-Climb Horse Fence provides a secure, long-lasting enclosure for horses and flexes on impact to prevent injuries to the horse or fence. Made with 2 x 4 inch spacing between the vertical and horizontal wires, the steel mesh prevents a horse from stepping through, walking down, or getting over the enclosure.
Our No-Climb fence is made by weaving wire into a grid pattern and securing it with our proprietary Square Deal® Knot. The wire knot hugs both vertical and horizontal wires tightly, so the fence will not sag or buckle. It allows flexibility on hilly terrain but will remain rigid and strong when facing pressure from animals in a pasture or corral. With proper installation, the smooth side of the knot prevents cuts and damage to horse hides.
V-Mesh Horse Fence
Our Keepsafe® V-Mesh fence has the same tight spacing as the No-Climb fence. The major difference is that it is constructed with a continuous v-mesh pattern that creates a springy, resilient texture. This helps to prevent injuries or fence failure if pressured by a horse.
The durable and protective v-mesh design features heavy, twisted horizontal cables, each consisting of two wires on 4-inch spacing from ground to top. Vertical wires, securely wrapped around each horizontal cable run diagonally to make a 'v' pattern, forming the strongest fence construction available today. Additionally, there are no cut wires that could potentially injure a horse's hide.
Horse Fence Installation
Proper installation of our products is critical to ensure that they will contain your equine friends for many years to come. One of the most important factors is to install it on the correct side of the fence using the proper tools. Even the slightest brush or bump from a horse will test the integrity of the installation. The correct way to install a fence is to put it on the inside of the posts. In this way, your fence posts will take almost all of the force when this happens, and the enclosure will last much longer.
Red Brand Builds Horse Fences to Last
Our American-made brand was established in 1889 to provide superior enclosure solutions for agricultural use. For over a century, we have built a reputation for fences that are strong, reliable and durable.
Many livestock owners, professional fence installers and retailers agree that Red Brand is the brand of choice for quality. Contact us to discuss how we can help secure the pastures and paddocks for your horses.