If you are building permanent fencing for your horse enclosure it’s a good idea to buy some temporary fencing too.
Usually there will be areas within an enclosure that you will want to protect your horses from. These include:
Cenotes – where the ground is prone to collapse, commonly referred to as sinkholes. You can keep prevent horses becoming trapped or injured in these areas with temporary fencing.
Trees – saplings and mature trees can be protected from damage caused by horses
Rocky areas – horses can stumble or get their hooves stuck between rocks. Temporary fencing is ideal for enclosing these areas.
This type of fencing is supplied in rolls so is easy to transport and simple to erect. It’s not very heavy but the wire from which it is made is extremely strong. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to run a mild electric current through it so that the horses don’t lean against it.
If you’re operating grazing on a rotation basis, you can use a temporary fence to cordon off areas where you don’t want your horses to graze. It’s a cheap and simple method of feeding, diminishes over-grazing and is a great way of maintain pasture ground cover.
There is a range of permanent fencing available for horses and the type you choose will largely depend on budget. However, if you buy the best it works out more economic in the long run since you may never have to replace it.
Anti-climb mesh panels are by far the best solution since permanent fencing for horses always requires that:
- Horses cannot escape
- Predators and thieves can’t get in
- It has all weather protection
- It can be electrified if necessary
Horse enclosure fences need to be at least 4.5 ft. tall and our anti-climb mesh panels are manufactured in a range of sizes suitable for this application.
Unlike wooden fencing, metal fence panels do not splinter or have protruding nails that can so easily injure horses.
For more information about temporary and permanent fencing solutions for horses contact our expert sales team at Siddall and Hilton Products. They will be able to advise you on the perfect solution for your specific project.
In agriculture fencing is used in many situations with multiple uses but mainly for livestock control. Nevertheless, no matter how it is used, it takes time and money to purchase and construct so it’s essential that you get the choice right first time. You will have peace of mind if you have the right fence when you’re not at the field location.
If the fence is to be moved – daily or weekly it is generally classed as temporary fencing, being very portable, quick and easy to remove. To eliminate the requirement for large posts, the fence strands are usually electrified and used under minimal tension. Wire netting or welded mesh rolls are the easiest solution for this.
This class of fencing is usually used once per season, and will form an interim barrier until a more permanent solution is in place. Can be constructed using stronger posts than temporary type of fencing, with electrified wire netting or welded mesh rolls.
This is the type of fencing that land owners will use, for sub-division of their land, boundaries, restraining animals and where use and position is not likely to change. This however, may require a professional installer to complete the project. As mesh fencing suppliers Siddall & Hilton do not provide an installation service, but we are happy to give you recommendations regarding your requirements.
Siddall & Hilton stock a wide range of permanent fencing panels, with custom sizes available to order. Standard mesh apertures are 200mm x 50mm with wire diameters from 3.90mm to 7.50mm. However, should your project require a non-standard design, please contact us to discuss.
Polyester coatings covering galvanised wire will provide long lasting corrosion resistance ensuring longevity of the fence, and can be supplied in a range of colour finishes. With panels available in 3 metre widths, this will reduce installation cost and the number of posts required compared to a 2.5 metre wide equivalent panel. Pressed “V” beams help to increase the rigidity of the panels, which are created with wide and narrow spaced apertures for an appealing design.
Other industrial uses for permanent fencing
There are many uses for reliable permanent fencing. Major utilisations are in the perimeter protection of buildings and to provide barriers and security fencing for prisons, hospitals and military bases. Siddall & Hilton also provide Welded Mesh fencing for use in Zoos, Nature Reserves and Wildlife Parks for definition and animal enclosures.
Our customer services team are always happy to help with any advice you may require regarding permanent fencing supplies. With our extensive knowledge and experience of a large range of products, we will ensure that you receive the best value for money for your fencing solution. We can also give you advice regarding any regulations that may be necessary for specific types of fencing.