Equine Fencing in Braintree
Equine fencing has many different uses within the equestrian industry, including protecting your horses from extreme weather, unwanted animal invasion and other external factors. With many different types of fencing suitable for horse enclosures, you can choose from our wide range of options including post and rail, electric and protective netting. We understand that the safety of your horse is not something to be compromised on, which is why we offer affordable yet secure fencing options for your farm, barn or private property. All our fencing solutions including the gates are designed to last for many years and remain resilient to corrosion from the great British weather. Although horse fencing was originally designed for equestrian, the same fencing can also be used for other livestock including cows, donkeys, sheep and ponies. Our equine fencing solutions are available to clients in Braintree and the surrounding areas of Essex, so
get in touch with us today to receive a quote or visit our Facebook Page for more information. Our Services
Although we specialise in equine fencing, we can provide a wide number of landscape services to properties, including:
Landscape Design Land Management Garden Fencing Commercial Fencing Equine and Stock Fencing Paddock Fencing Farm Landscaping Electric Fences Horse Netting Post and Rail Fences Farm Fencing Ecological Surveys Keepsafe Fencing Trenching Tree Removal Tree Felling Tree Surgery Tree Safety Checks Wire Fencing Gates Turfing Feather Edged Fence Concrete Posts and Gravel Boards Chain Link Fencing Garden Levelling and Relevelling Lawn Flint Removal Fence Repair Log Supply
Electric fencing works by creating a psychological barrier, as the horse or livestock are jolted by a minor electrical shock when in contact with the wire. The electric shock is harmless to animals as they are exposed to an uncomfortable slight pain that lasts less than a second, however this educates them to stay away from the fence, making it effective as a restrictive barrier. Electric fences for horses convert power from a battery or the mains into a high-voltage electrical pulse which is released to the insulated fence line at a rate of approximately one pulse per second. Having electric equine fencing installed can be a more effective solution than other fencing types such as barbed wire and post and rail fencing for many reasons. In addition to having a longer life-span due to having a low physical pressure, electric fences are affordable as they have a fast installation time and require less materials than other fences. As there is less pressure exerted on the stock, these fences require less maintenance as well as causing no physical damage or injury to the horses in the paddock or field. The construction of electrical fencing for your equestrian or livestock habited land includes mounting horizontal steel wires onto a fence, which are resistant to wind and weather conditions as they are highly tensile. Our landscapers take all the necessary
health and safety precautions whilst installing your equine fencing, by fitting only one energiser, insulator bushes where necessary, electric tapes and a control box with an alarm system upon request. Post and Rail Fencing
Post and rail fencing is a traditional form of fencing created out of straining posts, rails, stakes and galvanized nails, and it remains popular today due to its attractive and economical qualities. The two most popular choices of timber used for post and rail are rustic and machined, depending on the finish you want to achieve. The different wooden posts available for post and rail equine fencing are half round and square sawn. Although this type of fencing is useful for restricting horses, it is also a useful yet attractive tool for marking boundaries and restricting pedestrian access. Post and rail fencing is particularly popular for racecourses, vets boxes, lunging rings,
gardens, and riding arenas as it is very strong, versatile and can potentially add value to your property. Regular maintenance may be required on wooden fencing to keep it fully functional and safe. You should check regularly for splintered boards, loose nails and broken posts, and replace them where necessary. As your fence ages you should regularly sand, prime and paint it to decrease the risk of it deteriorating and posing a potential splinter risk to pedestrians and horses. Post and rail fencing is more aesthetically pleasing than polymer rail systems and wire horse fencing including tornado, horserail and duralock, however it requires more maintenance. Horse Netting
Horse netting is a form of equine fencing constructed from wire mesh that is weaved to create a fence that fits the diameter of the paddock, garden, boundary, farm or orchard. Horst net requires less maintenance than post and rail fences as it cannot develop splinters, meaning it a safe fencing option for horses. The size of the mesh is designed to prevent horses from putting their legs through the gaps, as this could cause them severe injury if they get trapped. Horse netting is sometimes found with an electric wire or timber rail on top of the fence for added protection, and it is available in a variety of heights and mesh variations including galvanized before weave, galvanized after weave, vinyl coated, stainless steel and other alloys. We supply and install a wide variety of horse netting depending on the size of the enclosure, the visibility you require and the level of security you need for your equestrian.
Popular horses in the UK are the Shire, the New Forest, the Connemara, the Welsh Pony and the Shetland Pony. We understand that all breeds of horse are different sizes and will require different size mesh, which is why we custom build our equine fencing. Working in Braintree
Braintree is a small town in Essex that lies on the River Brain and is home to
Braintree Town Football Club, which plays at Cressing Road Stadium on Clockhouse Way. Places to visit in the area to discover more about the history of Braintree include the Old Watertower, The Braintree District Museum and the Warner Textile Archive. Shopping opportunities in the area include Freeport Braintree and George Yard Shopping Centre where locals and visitors can visit. Braintree is the twin town of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine in France and has transport links to the A120 and A131 roads. Get in Touch
If you require equine fencing in the Braintree area of Essex, contact our team of landscapers today to receive a quote.
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