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Horse Fencing Factors to Consider

Celebrate Equine Health Month with Top-Quality Horse Fencing from NRV

For April, we’re blogging about horse fencing factors to consider, in honor of Equine Health Month. Most equestrian enthusiasts know that the right horse fencing is essential. It’s necessary to safely keep horses contained, yet allow them the opportunity to graze and exercise. If you’re in the market for new or improved horse fencing, NRV Fence & Handrail, LLC, wants to help you. When considering what kind of horse fencing you want, you’ll need to take into account it’s:


  • Durability
  • Appearance
  • Safety
  • Cost



Safety and Durability Go Hand-in-Hand with Horse Fencing

Yearlings, colts, stallions, fillies, and mares have a natural flight response and tend to injure themselves in horse fencing. Therefore, it’s important to consider both the safety and durability of your horse fencing before installing it. For safety’s sake, make sure the horse fencing is visible with no sharp edges or projections, including barbed wire. The fencing also must be solid enough to repel the horse while running, but flexible enough for safety against injury.


Durability is predicated on the horse fencing materials, construction, and how well it’s maintained. You’ll also need to factor in weather exposure. Additionally, keep in mind the size and aggressiveness of your horses when assessing the horse fencing durability.


Don’t Trade Horse Fencing’s Cost for Appearance or Vice Versa

At NRV Fence & Handrail, LLC, we provide affordable and aesthetically appealing horse fencing options. With us, you don’t have to trade cost for appearance or vice versa. Split rail and post and rail horse fencing costs more than wire fencing, but wire fencing costs more than PVC. Horse fencing with an attractive and well-maintained appearance simultaneously demonstrates professionalism and increases property value. While it’s certainly important to factor in horse fencing’s appearance, that shouldn’t be more important than cost, safety, or durability.


For more information on other fencing and handrails, contact NRV Fence & Handrail, LLC. Give us a call at (540) 392-8060. Our contractors will happily explain more horse fencing factors to consider.