Dangers of Wire Horse Fencing

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Dangers of Wire Horse Fencing

Wire horse fencing is a common choice for horse owners. With the easy accessibility and generally lower cost, that is understandable. However, when researching the best fencing for your horse, it is important to consider the pitfalls of wire fencing. Some considerations to make when contemplating the use of wire fencing:

  • Entanglement: Horses can become entangled in wire fencing, leading to injury or even death. Horses with long manes or tails can easily become caught in wire. Should a horse run through a wire fence, the rigidity of the metal, will bend and form around the horses body and become difficult to remove.

  • Sharp edges: Wire fencing can have sharp edges that can cut or lacerate a horse's skin, leading to serious injury. Again, consider a horse breaking the wire, sharp edges from which the horse can’t escape will cause serious damage.

  • Rust: Wire fencing can rust over time, which can lead to weak spots in the fence that a horse could easily break through.

  • Visibility: Wire fencing can be difficult to see, especially in low light conditions, which can lead to horses accidentally running into the fence and getting injured.

Alternative Fencing to Traditional Wire Fencing

We of course, are biased in our research, however, it is for good reason. Cameo fencing marries the availability and low cost of wire fencing and leaves the danger behind. As a monofilament line (NO wire!) it is extremely flexible and forgiving. Should a horse become entangled, should they run into/through it, there will be little to no damage to their skin or coat. There area few selectalternatives to wire fencing including:

  1. Vinyl fencing: Vinyl fencing is a durable and long-lasting option that is resistant to rust and rot. It also provides a visual barrier for horses.

  1. Wood fencing: Wood fencing is a classic option that can be painted or stained to match the aesthetic of your property. It can also be treated to resist rot and insects.

  1. Electric fencing: Electric fencing uses a mild electrical charge to deter horses from crossing the fence line, making it a humane and effective option for containing horses.

  1. Cameo fencing: Cameo fencing is an innovative fencing option, designed specifically for equine safety. It is made of a nylon-base, UV-stabilized polymer and is highly visible, making it easy for horses to see the boundaries of their pasture.

Cameo Fencing: The Safe Alternative to Wire Fencing

Cameo fencing is an affordable alternative to wire fencing. In fact, we’ve heard customers remark at the price of Cameo, believing it would cost much more! If you're looking for a safe and budget-friendly fencing option for your horses, consider Cameo fencing. With over 30 years in the industry, Cameo has built a reputation for longevity and satisfaction. Your horses refuge need not come at a dangerous cost; consider Cameo fencing to enclose and safeguard your pastures.

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