Electric Fencing — Horse Fencing
Barbed Wire: Inappropriate for Horses
Posted by Mike Smith on
Barbed wire fencing is inappropriate for horses, period. Barbed wire fencing has been used for years for horses, cows, sheep, and even pigs. So why is it inappropriate all of a sudden? The very design of barbed wire fencing is inappropriate for animals, particularly horses, as it is designed to hurt. Barbed wire fencing is a thin pair of steel strands that have two to four sharp points sticking out at regular intervals. These sharp barbs are designed to poke anything that touches them to discourage the animal going through the fence. While this is still widely accepted for cattle...