Under beautiful Colorado skies….Straight Arrow Fence has plenty of time to ponder and ruminate upon the benefits of installing a quality built, long-lasting horse fence. Sadly there have been times when ranches and old cowboys have neglected to put up a quality horse fence and as you might expect – bad things that can happen on a ranch often do. When your horses don’t have a good fence they will always find a way to escape and at the very least it will take – even a good cowboy – hours to wrangle those horses back onto your property. Furthermore, your horse can easily get injured on your own property but if your horse is running around on the loose on some strange property they can get seriously injured. Yes, they are huge animals and hurt other animals, people and can create a lot of property damage too! Guest what? If your horse gets lose and damages your neighbor’s property….regardless of how or why the horse got out, the owner/custodian is responsible for property damage.

Bottom line…having a quality horse fence installed on your property is crucial for the safety, well-being, and management of your horses and livestock. Seriously, you need a quality equestrian fence that your animals can’t escape from. Because you DO NOT want your horse running crazy down the road because your fence is no good!!!

Below are five benefits of having a high-quality horse fence:

Safety for Horses: A well-constructed and properly maintained horse fence provides a secure enclosure that prevents horses from wandering into dangerous areas or onto roads. This reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, and potential harm to the horses.

Prevention of Injury: Quality horse fences are designed to minimize the risk of injuries. They should be free from sharp edges, protruding nails, or other hazards that could cause cuts, scrapes, or entanglements. Fences with appropriate spacing between rails and posts help prevent horses from getting stuck or trapped.

Controlled Grazing: Good horse fences enable controlled grazing and pasture rotation, allowing horses to graze in designated areas without overgrazing or trampling the land. This promotes healthier pastures and prevents horses from consuming harmful plants or ingesting foreign objects.

Security and Privacy: A solid horse fence helps maintain the security and privacy of your property. It prevents unauthorized access by people or animals, reducing the risk of theft, vandalism, or other security breaches.

Neighborhood Relations: If you keep horses on residential property, a high-quality fence can help maintain good relations with neighbors. A sturdy fence ensures that horses won’t escape and damage neighboring yards or properties, potentially avoiding disputes.

It’s important to choose a horse fence that’s appropriate for your specific needs, taking into account factors such as the size and temperament of your horses, the landscape, climate, and local regulations. Regular maintenance, such as checking for loose boards, repairing any damage, and keeping the fence clear of vegetation, is also essential to ensure that the fence continues to provide these benefits over time.

Of course, we would recommend you contact Straight Arrow Fence when you’re ready to get a real nice horse fence for your ranch or rural property. We’ve been building fences and riding horses for well over 30 years. We would be happy to consult with you on what kind of horse fence would be the best fit for your animals, your property and your budget.