Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 8:06 AM
Round Yards and Horse Fencing
Here is a number of examples of Fibopost applications for round yards and pens, the custom slots eliminate the need for additional insulators and speed up the erection of the fence.
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From a lady with horses;
It went really well. I’ve been meaning to send pics of the 20m diameter yard built using Fiboposts and wide tape.
The yard shown was put up in approx. 1 hour by two of us with the help of a fab 25mm auger bit that fit in our cordless drill (bit available from Bunnings). This made putting in the posts for the roundyard super-easy. I’ve also been using it when setting up strip-grazing. Much easier on the shoulders as I only need to use the post-driver for the last few cms of driving the posts into the ground. A time saver and rotator-cuff saver!
n.b. The soil here is sandy loam, so easy work with a light auger bit. Wherever I came across rocks, I moved the post holes to a better location.
I can also attest to the safety of the wide tape/fibopost set-up. I hadn’t yet used the solar energizer - just the posts and hot-tape with no power. The thoroughbred, who is a bit of a natural bulldozer, pushed his way through the strip grazing one night a couple of weeks ago. The temporary fence gave way (I’m only putting the posts in about 25cm to make them easy to move) but not a scratch on the horses ;-)
Thanks again for all your help.
--- Happy Fencing ---
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