Fences are structures that are made to prevent entry or exit through a certain boundary. This is the most basic function of a fence; and here are the specific purposes for such barriers:
o Prevention of theft
o Keeping children or pets from getting out of the area
o To avoid trespassing
o To improve the appearance of gardens, houses and landscaping
o For real property demarcation
o To keep livestock in the farm and keep the animals that are preying at them at bay
When it comes to horses, the usual wooden picket fences that residences normally setup would not do any good. Horses are meant to be free by nature and when people try to keep them, it is but normal that these animals would still seek freedom. Hence, an essential part of taming and eventually keeping a horse is to put up a fence that is long-lasting.
A horse fence has two main purposes: to keep horses in a secure place and to do just that safely. A horse-owner could choose to have rustic, high-tech, electric, utilitarian, stable or transitory fencing yet all these are meant to do the two basic duties. Along with a good fencing plan, an owner should also have a spacious farm (or any other roomy area), enough food, and many other horse paraphernalia.
An aluminum fence is probably one of the best types of fence that a horse-owner should consider. It is a preferred choice when it comes to fencing due to many advantages. Here are some of the characteristics of aluminum that makes it a perfect horse fence:
o Aluminum is as strong as iron yet it does not rust and they often come with powder-coat finishes which makes up for well-protected surfaces.
o Since aluminum is powder-coated, it has an enhanced look and when the owner decides to have it painted, he can easily do so because of the fence’s smooth surface.
o Although highly durable, it is also lightweight and malleable. It can easily be shaped into any style that the owner wants.
o It could also be maintenance-free.
o They often come with lifetime warranty so the horse-owners are given peace of mind.
o They are highly cost effective.
Also one of the fence types that have an ever-increasing number of buyers is the vinyl fencing. Just like aluminum, it is durable and totally inexpensive. For people who do not want to paint their horse fences, this is probably the most popular choice as the color is consistent throughout the entire product. Compared to wood, it has five times the tensile strength of the ordinary wooden fence! Also, it has a low-maintenance feature; highly expandable; and is made out of recycled materials.