- Dec 14, 2012
- Aldergrove, BC
- 2 Kioti, 2 John Deere. None wore out yet but the '49 ain't used that much anymore
My question is, does anyone have experience confining horses with a simple cable gate?
I have tried rope enclosures (2 ropes) and electric fences. In my experience neither are reliable enough when containment is critical (beside a busy road, horses unattended overnight, etc)
I have used barbed wire fencing for many years and have had no injuries to my horses. Mine are cold blooded horses, also some mules. The limited experience I have with hot blooded horses tells me with them, barbed wire fencing could be another story.
If you are keeping close tabs on the horses while they are enclosed I might suggest that you train them to picket and hobble, then the cable gate would likely be sufficient.