Can I build this myself? [back to the top]
Yes, if you follow the directions we provide and have some practical experience, you can successfully build this fence. It may take you a little while to complete, but like anything else, with more experience you become more proficient and faster. Try to learn as much as you can before starting the project. Also, you might consider using the services of a professional installer to drive or set the posts, leaving you to finish the rail.
How long will it last? [back to the top]
We use a large plastic supplier who blends in a UV stabilization package in the premium grade polyethylene plastic we buy, and we stand behind their products. Because of this we offer up to a 30 year limited warranty, knowing that polyethylene will usually outperform other plastics.
What post spacing can I use? [back to the top]
This is a personal choice, but the more pressure there will be, the closer you want the posts. See the chart for recommendations.
Should I consider a professional installer? [back to the top]
Qualified installers have the equipment, tools and experience to give you a permanent, professional looking structure. For every dollar you spend, it will be returned in increased equity by adding value to your property. If you have never built a fence like this, consider having an experienced fencing contractor quote and install the first section of fence, so that you might be able to watch him. Then you can make an evaluation as to whether you finish the installation or have him do it.
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Will my horses crib on the rail? [back to the top]
Horses have been known to bite or crib, but not excessively. They may bite on it, but only to the wire then they will stop. If it is a continuing occurrence – try adding electrifiable Hottop®, Hottop Plus® or Hotcote® to train your horses away from the fence.
Should I loosen the fence for the winter? [back to the top]
In most situations no, but areas where you have extreme temperatures, it will allow the fence to last longer.
Can I use steel tee posts? [back to the top]
It is not recommended, because there is no satisfactory method of attaching the rail to the post.
Should I use electric with the fence? [back to the top]
How long can I make the fence? [back to the top]
Most installations are from end to end on a straight line.
How many spoolers do I need? [back to the top]
One spooler per span (end-to-end) in the middle of up to 660′(200m). More information on Tensioning Spoolers can be found here.
Where can I purchase the materials? [back to the top]
We have a number of distributors, please contact info@Horserail.com for more details, Thank You!
Is there any technical help available? [back to the top]
We can answer most questions that you might have, and if we can’t answer it ourselves, we know who can. Please e-mail info@Horserail.com.
What will this fence cost me? [back to the top]
About the same as a board fence in cash outlay, however when the annual maintenance cost is taken into account, our rail fence is less expensive. It’s the safety factor that is difficult to place a value on when it comes to the safety of your animals.
Why do you think your product is better than the other companies? [back to the top]
We asked the same question to contractors and consumers who have handled other products and they prefer ours. Please check it out for yourself.