If you own animals, you need a fence. But what kind? Chances are you don’t need a fence that’s “hog-tight and horse-high.” The solution depends on your budget, the type of animal, size and layout of the enclosure, gate placement and the image you want to project.
In our opinion, a fence that depends on electric shock to contain animals does not provide enough of a mechanical barrier to be effective year-round. Sometimes we add to the top of a fence an insulated, smooth, hi-tensile wire that can be electrified.
The top “ribbon” consists of two or three hi-tensile wires connected with plastic to add visibility. The single-strand hi-tensile wires are also coated in plastic. The general principles for hi-tensile fence also apply to the version above, which differs only in its plastic coating.
If line posts are strong ones, fewer are needed. The spacers seen above hold the hi-tensile wires in place. Not only does this method save on costs, it makes a safer fence.
Get the look of a board fence by using several ribbons. Color options generally include black, white and brown.