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Tracey McCallum

Dear Debbie,

What is the best option for Thoroughbred stallion fencing? I really don't want any electric fencing on the property. We used the 4- 5/16" coated wire fencing for the mares with 5" x 7’ treated posts - which we are very happy with - but feel we need more for a stallion. Tracey McCallum

Tracey McCallum

Hi Tracey,

Would you consider a taller fence? I have personally seen enclosures for stallions that are as tall as 5.5' to 6'. I feel that if you have mares on your property and a stallion, you need to have a secure rail with height. Without talking to you, I would suggest the strongest rail, our 5" High Impact Flex rail, perhaps with coated wire in-between. But, you may be happy with a combination fence; 4.0" and coated wire (every other rail) or 1" with coated wire. Most importantly, be sure that your spacing between your rails is closer if needed. I base suggestions on the attitude of your stallion, the "normal attitude" of most stallions, the height of your horse, how close mares are to the pasture, and how much your horse is handled. It is so important for us to not "assume" your stallion is one way or another unless we know more.

I will be more than happy to help you further if you would like to send more information. I am so happy that you are happy with your present fence system! I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Debbie

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