Horses

Equine electric fencing for horses

Gallagher offers unique, safe equine electric fencing systems that cater for the specific needs and lively and unpredictable nature of horses.

Gallagher horse fences are hard wearing, highly visible and manufactured from materials with the least chance of causing injury should a horse come into contact with the fence.

The permanent or portable fencing products and systems below have been designed specifically for horses – find the solution that best suits your needs.

  1. Mobile = Portable horse fence
  2. EquiBraid = Perfect semi-permanent horse fences
  3. 40mm Horse Tape =high visibility long life for semi-permanent horse fences
  4. EquiFence = permanent most durable fence for horses
  5. Offsets = A simple, effective method for protecting your existing barrier or fence

1) Mobile portable electric fencing for horses

A mobile fence is ideal to provide a temporary, easy-to-move paddock. It’s also perfect for subdividing large fields.

SmartFence is the ideal mobile or temporary fence for horses. The SmartFence is an all-in-one system of posts, reels and wires.  It can be assembled and dismantled within five minutes. It’s easy to carry and store 

The SmartFence consists of four wires and 10 posts, and is 100 metres long. The barrier can be erected in any required line, as the posts can be positioned anywhere, and the wires are adjustable in height. It’s also possible to connect multiple SmartFences. Combined with a Gallagher fence energizer connected to the SmartFence, your animals will remain safe

A mobile fence consists of, portable posts, a tape/poly conductor and reels, energizer

  1. Gallagher Medium Geared Reel Prewound 200m Striped Turbo Tape
  2. Gallagher Ring Top Post x 50
  3. Gallagher S20 Solar energizer 
  4. energizer Ring top post mount

2) Gallagher Turbo EquiBraid fencing for horses

Do you want to divide your field into multiple areas for controlled grazing? Or do you have a rented field you want to fence off temporarily in a safe, but effective, way? We recommend Gallagher Equibraid for a perfect semi-permanent fence. Gallagher Equibraid is a strong electric cord, which is quick and easy to fit. It has a low breaking strength, minimising the risk of injury. Should the animal try to break out, the cord will break relatively easily. Yet, because of its twined woven structure, it will last a long time. It won’t stretch, and will last 30% longer than traditional cord. It also has 400% better conductivity than regular cord.

We recommend a three-strand Gallagher Equibraid fence with three conductors at a height of 65cm, 100cm and 135cm, with a maximum distance between posts of 10 metres.

Our advice
Looking for a temporary fence or enclosure for horses? Then choose Turbo EquiBraid:

  • Woven structure, prevents stretching;
  • Low breaking strength (so minimum injury risk);
  • Ideal for fences longer than 500 metres;
  • Easy to install when using Gallagher Fiberglass or Insulated Line Posts 

What you will need for a Gallagher Equibraid fence for horses system

  1. Fence Energizer  system with grounding
  2. 5mm Turbo EquiBraid available in 200 or 400m rolls
  3. Insulated Tubes for end tie offs, one required each end
  4. Claw Clamps for connecting and end clamping of Turbo EquiBraid
  5. Line Post Options
    1. Insulated line posts, plus line post clips 
    2. 1" Fiberglass Posts use Fiberglass Post clips to secure wire to posts
    3. Wood Posts with Wide JawScrew-In Ring, or Multi post pin wood post insulator
    4. Steel T-Post with Steel T Post Topper, Universal T-Post Insulator, or Multi post pin post insulator, note steel posts are least desirable in an electric fence system
  6. Choose from our selection of Gate Kits 
  7. Under Gate/Lead Out Cable recommend to connect fence under gates, lead out from energizer to fence, energizer to ground rod connections. 
    1. Double insulated 16ga readout Cable
    2. Heavy Duty Leadout Cable 

We will be happy to give you tailor-made advice for this solution

3) Gallagher 40mm Turbo Tape fence for horses

Wide 40mm (1-1/2") Turbo Tape offers a horse the best visibility. This high visibility tape with turbo conductivity for superior, long life for semi-permanent horse fences, offering guaranteed power on your fence from beginning to end to protect your valuable horses, and it has unbeatable durability. 


Did you know that the first Gallagher tape fence fitted is still standing 25 years later?

Our advice
Want a permanent horse fence? Gallagher Turbo Tape will be the safest solution. It comes with:

  • The tape breaks relatively easily in case of a breakthrough, which minimises the risk of injuries. 
  • Ideal for an enclosure longer than 500 metres;
  • The distance between posts can be up to 9 metres, so less material is required;

What you will need for a Gallagher tape fence for horses system: 

  1. Fence Energizer  system with grounding
  2. 40mm (1-1/2") Turbo Tape 200m rolls 
  3. 40mm Turbo Tape Horse Tape Joiners
  4. Horse Tape Corner Insulator plus End Strain Plate required for each end termination. 
  5. Post Insulator options:
    1. Insulated line posts, with 40mm Horse tape clips
    2. Wood Post Heavy Duty Tape Insulator 
    3. Steel T Post Topper or Steel T-Post Tape Insulators
  6. Choose from our selection of Gate Kits 
  7. Under Gate/Lead Out Cable recommend to connect fence under gates, lead out from energizer to fence, energizer to ground rod connections. 
    1. Double insulated 16ga readout Cable
    2. Heavy Duty Leadout Cable 

We will be happy to give you tailor-made advice for this solution

4) Equifence fencing for horses

Equifence is the most durable fence for horses. Combined with recommended accessories, and professional installation, an Equifence barrier can easily last for 25 years - without maintenance. Because of the protective plastic cable, it’s also the safest enclosure for horses. However, Equifence should be fitted by experts. Ask for assistance from one of the Gallagher assembly teams.

We recommend a three-row Equifence enclosure with three conductors at a height of 65cm, 100cm and 135cm, with a maximum distance between posts of nine metres.  

Our advice
Looking for a professional, permanent horse fence? Then use Equifence.
• Experience: it will last for up to 25 years;
• The risk of injury is minimal, as there’s a protective plastic cable;.
• A longer distance between posts is possible, which means less material is required. It can be stretched tightly with tensioners and tension springs (stainless steel, in accordance with Gallagher standard); Can be stretched tightly with tensioners and tension springs (stainless steel, in accordance with Gallagher standard!;
• Use tension springs to deal with temperature fluctuations (shrinkage and expansion);
• In addition to the white version, also available in terra, which makes it blend in very well with the landscape.
• 10-year warranty when used with Insultimber or eco posts.

What you will need for a Gallagher Equifence for horses system: 


  1. Fence Energizer  system with grounding
  2. Conductive EquiFence 305m roll
  3. Choose from our selection of Gate Kits 
  4. Brace Anchor Posts each end 
  5. Line Post Options:
    1. Insulated line posts, plus line post clips 
    2. 1" Fiberglass Posts use Fiberglass Post clips to secure wire to posts
    3. Wood Posts with Wide JawScrew-In Ring, or Multi post pin wood post insulator
    4. Steel T-Post with Steel T Post Topper, Universal T-Post Insulator, or Multi post pin post insulator, note steel posts are least desirable in an electric fence system
  6. Connection Claw Clamps Clamp (note required if using Insulated Strainer)
  7. Insulator see (5) line post above for options
  8. Heavy Duty Tension Spring (optional)
  9. End Insulated Wire Strainer Kit required at one end
  10. Tensioning strainer required at opposite end (9) wire strainer or at both ends if desired options are:
    1. High Strain Insulator Kit 
    2. Insulated Strainer 
  11. Under Gate/Lead Out Cable recommend to connect fence under gates, lead out from energizer to fence, energizer to ground rod connections. 
    1. Heavy Duty Leadout Cable for use on fences less than 1000m
    2. XL Leadout Cable for use of larger multi wire fences, being 3x more conductive than standard Heavy duty lead/out cable.
We will be happy to give you tailor-made advice for this solution

     

    5) Offsets On Permanent Existing Stock Fencing,

    Utilizing Galvanised Wire, EquiFence, or Equibraid

    Do you have a non-electric wood, mesh, or barb wire fence you want to fit with an electric wire? Whether you have a wooden or mesh fence, if a solution is required it would be possible to create an extra electric fencing barrier on livestock fencing that is already in place. Offset insulators would be attached to the wooden posts and galvanized wire would be passed through them - this is then electrified by an energizer (either mains or battery)

    A simple, effective method for protecting your existing barrier or fence.

    Our advice
    Do you want to electrify an existing fence or enclosure? Then use offset insulators:

    •             Effectively keeps and protects horses within an existing fence;
    •             Protect or improve an existing fence;
    •             Can be used to power portable cross fencing for rotational grazing

     


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