- Do place ground rods in permanently damp ground. About 95 percent of all electric fence problems are due to poor grounding.
- Don’t use an energiser that isn’t EU approved. EU approved energisers are certified safe for both horses and for people.
- Do check woven horse tape fencing regularly — wind flutter can break the wire conductors making the electric fence ineffective. Large diameter, braided electric rope is visible, strong, and durable, and suitable for use as a permanent perimeter fence. Lasts longer than, and cheaper than Tape.
- Do install an earth return fencing system in dry climates or very sandy soil is in your area.
- Don’t plan your fence line to run through places where your horses habitually roll.
- Do check your fence voltage regularly with a voltmeter. Ensure the voltage is between 5,000 and 9,000 volts.
Six "do's and don'ts" with Electric fencing
This entry was posted on February 11, 2011.