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How far can horses reach over fence?
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Arasay    Posted 09-04-2004 at 12:26:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey all, We are putting in a long row of arborvitae, part of which will run parallel to our neighbor's horse pasture. Their fence is on the property line (of course). How far away do we need to plant so the horses won't eat 'em or pull 'em down? Not sure just how far they can reach over the top of that fence. Thanks much.

Donna from Mo    Posted 09-04-2004 at 14:03:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
We won't have a horse without putting electric fence along the top inside of the regular fence. Otherwise they'll keep at it until the fence is a shambles. That's one thing my husband hates the worst about a horse... they are so hard on fences. That, and the fact that most of them will chase cattle for the fun of it.

toolman    Posted 09-04-2004 at 12:30:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
i built another fence, besides my property fence and it was ten feet apart and although they couldn,t reach each other they pretty much ate the grass in between from either side, if you run electric fence that will keep them off it and teaches them respect for fences, they learn pretty fast to stay off any fence after that and that makes it safer for them.

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