Buying a horse yard is probably one of the most important and expensive purchases you will make when it comes to your equine friend. However, investing in your own horse yard can save you a lot more money in the long run. Don’t pay a weekly or monthly fee to give your horse access to graze on grass when they’re not inside their stable – instead, shop online for high quality, heavy duty horse yards and install one on your property.
Good planning leads to a beautiful horse holding facility that your four-legged friend will be able to enjoy, but with so many horse yards on the market, it can be difficult in deciding which one is right for your needs. If you’re planning to put fencing on your property, research the different types of fences below.
Types of heavy duty horse yards
Wooden: Strong and highly visible, wooden fences can be quite expensive and do require a lot of maintenance against the weather and horse teeth.
Wire: There are three different types of wire fences: woven wire, V-mesh wire, and smooth wire. This is the least expensive material, but it is recommended that an electric (either tape or a hot strand) should run across the top to keep horses from leaning on it.
PVC: While it looks attractive, PVC fencing is incredibly expensive, and will break under pressure. Electric fencing is recommended in conjunction with PVC.
Pipe: These fences are strong and durable, but there is no ‘give’ if a horse was to run into it.
The most important thing you will need to remember is to ensure that the holding yard is the right size for your horse to roam freely. Of course, this will depend on the size of your horse.
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