Extra rails and closer post spacing may cost more, but the additional density increases the substantiality of the fence.
Our spacing guide recommendations are:
• Lots (Heavy Pressure): Rail 8′ (245cm) , Hotcote® 8′ (245cm)
• Pasture (Medium Pressure): Rail 10′ (305cm) , Hotcote® 16′ (490cm)
• Range (Average Pressure): Rail 12′ (365cm) , Hotcote® 20′ (610cm)
• Light Grazing: Rail 12′ (365cm) , Hotcote® (610cm)
The industry standard for horse fencing height is 54˝(1.5m). In the case of an arena/turnout lot/coral where pressure on the animal is greater and tendency to jump is higher, we suggest that post height be increased to 5´to 6´(1.5 to 2m).
Whatever height is chosen, the appropriate post length must be used:
Diameter: 4″-5″ (107mm-127mm)
Length: soft 8′ (245cm) | concrete 7′ (215cm)
Inbedment: Min. 2.5′ (76cm)
Diameter: 5″-6″ (127mm-152mm)
Length: soft 9-10′ (275cm-305cm) | concrete 8′ (245cm)
Inbedment: 3.5′-4′ (107cm-122cm)
Diameter: 7″-8″ (178mm-203mm)
Length: soft 9-10′ (305cm-365cm) | concrete 8′ (245cm)
Inbedment: 4.5′-5′ (137cm-152cm)
*Frost depth must be considered.
*Use consistent measurements. Please confirm recommended fence parameters.
Mark Out and Measure Up
The next step may be to find out what the plan is going to cost. We suggest that you get an armful of stakes and go out and mark out where you want fences and gateways. Measure-up, draw a rough sketch and write down the measurements. Now you can contact your supplier for suggestions and an estimate.