Electric Fencing: R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
When I was little we had an electric fence running the bottom of our cyclone fence to discourage our dogs from digging under and escaping to grand country adventures. A few times I got my ankle a little too close to that buzzing wire and *zzzt* I got shocked resulting in plenty of laughter from my brother. Although not pleasant to touch, electric fencing is one of the safest and easiest ways to protect your horses and livestock because it demands respect. It only took those few times of contact before I was acutely aware of where my ankles were in relation to our wire and our dogs always stayed within their fence. Ropesforless.com recently started carrying Patriot and Stafix products and we wanted to share with you why we think electric fencing is the perfect accessory for your pasture or yard.
Unlike a physical fence, an electric fence can act as a psychological barrier to the animals providing more respect for the fence line. Electric fencing provides a safe and effective alternative to barbed wire or woven fences and results in less injuries Not only are they able to safely keep your animals from getting out, but electric fencing will also deter/protect against trespassers and predators from getting inside. This type of fencing is known for its low maintenance, ease of construction, long life and flexibility. One of the main reasons we were so excited to bring on the products is the possibility of being able to use them while on the road. Whether you are going trail riding or to a rodeo, it would be great to be able to set up a temporary holding/grazing pen using a simple wire and t-posts. It's lightweight materials means it is perfect to stash in the trailer. The flexibility of the product allows you to place the pen in whatever configuration works best for your location and allows a safe area for your horses to "roam" without the dangers of having them tied up.
The products are easy to install to existing fencing and to set up freely as the picture above shows. The electric fencing products can also be used around garden areas to keep out deer, rabbits, and other critters from having an all-you-can-eat buffet in your garden. Check out the website patriotglobal.com for information on how to plan your electric fence, what materials you need to purchase, and the simple how-to's of set-up. There are also some great ideas on how you can introduce your animals to the idea of electric fencing so they will learn to respect the wire without having to get shocked.
Give us a call if you have questions about what to order! We would be glad to help you create a safe environment for your animals whether it is in their home pasture or out on the road. Have a great summer everyone!
Written by Kara Grimes
- Burge Linton