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Gene C.

Dear Debbie,

I am just a beginner, and I am wondering how climb resistant (or no-climb) fencing works. Thanks for the help.

Gene C.

Hi Gene,

Thank you for your email. No-Climb fence comes in 2 x 4" square woven wire and/or can graduate in smaller size near the top of the fence. Or if you choose diamond mesh, it is in the shape of a small diamond. These fences are designed to keep predators out, and your horses in and safer than slat fence. A slat fence has space between the rails that predators can squeeze, slide or climb through. Mesh fence is designed as a more solid fence, with only small openings. This makes it much harder for predators to get through, and also for your horses to stick their heads and legs out.

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These woven wire fences are made with high tensile wire and have different break strengths. The rolls tend to be heavy, due to the weight of the wire. They come in 2-3 heights. Braced corners are needed with installation, and post spacing should be no further than 10'. When the wire is cut, or if you come to the end of the row, splicing must be done to be sure that there are no sharp edges. I suggest a top rail of flex fence or board to keep the top of the wire fence straight (this fence does not have memory and will stay down if its pushed down by the horses).

Please let me know if you would like any comparisons of other fences. Or, if you can tell me what your layout is like, and the type of horses you have, we can talk about options that will fit your particular needs. Have a great day, and be sure to spend time with your horses today.

Debbie

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