Equestrian fencing is designed not just to contain horses, but also to protect them from injury should they kick out at it. Constructed with horizontal wooden rails at wide spacing, electric fencing or tightly spaced wire mesh, a horse should not have its legs or hooves become trapped should it strike out.
Horse fencing is typically placed around paddocks and arenas/manèges. The post and rail variety can have a square sawn or half-round finish, and the height can be varied according to size of horse. To dissuade horses from chewing on horizontal boards, a creosote finish is not just a smart but also practical solution for horse owners.
Wire mesh options are generally preferred where the horses and/or ponies are grazing with other smaller livestock, which could easily pass through a post and rail fence. Where electric fencing is required, we can also support owners in the installation of the upright posts.
Nicholsons also design and construct basic horse jumps set into fences for clients.
If you would like to enquire about our fencing services, then please email the team at email@example.com. Our fencing team operates throughout Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties and will consider jobs further afield dependant on the scale and nature of the work.
An Important Word on Fencing Durability
Fences need to be durable due to the nature of animals they are enclosing or excluding and to keep maintenance costs to a minimum. This durability is partially in design but also in careful selection of wooden posts and wire. For timber fences it is vital that all wood in ground contact is correctly treated as such we always specify the use of UC4 class treated redwood timber for longevity – whether creosote or green pressure treated. This provides the client with a 15 year guarantee from the manufacturer. In the unlikely event that posts cannot be sourced meeting this specification, or need to meet higher levels of durability we will apply additional protection measures such as Post-Saver sleeves or Postdip.
All fencing wire and metal gates supplier meet British standards.