Tips for Effective Electric Fencing

To help you keep your horses safely contained with electric fence, three diagrams explain correct wiring for gates and how to build a simple corner brace.
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To help you keep your horses safely contained with electric fence, three diagrams explain correct wiring for gates and how to build a simple corner brace.

To function at its best, your electric fence needs to deliver a consistently strong jolt all the way around. By wiring temporary and permanent gates as shown in the following diagrams, you ensure the same amount of current on both sides of the gate. Bracing corner and end posts as shown--an easier method than the traditional 'H' brace--will improve your fence's durability and safety by helping to keep electric strands correctly tensioned.

? Bob Kingsbery

? Bob Kingsbery

? Bob Kingsbery

? Bob Kingsbery

For international fence expert Bob Kingsbery's detailed story on how to choose and install electric fence--including important tips on the type of charger or energizer you need--see the March 2004 issue of Practical Horseman magazine.