HorseGuard recommends at least 2 strands in most fencing applications to provide
a safe visual and physical barrier for the horse.
In an area vulnerable to weeds,
the bottom tape should be a minimum of 22 inches off the ground.
3 Strands and more
strands of tape is very popular and has a more traditional appearance.
4 strands might be necessary for delicate situations, like an excitable stallion, a busy
road, deer, alpaca, ect...
But remember never to set the tape too low.
hile many stallions respect a 2 strand HorseGuard
Fence, 3 strands provides an
extra measure of safety.
The ideal tape height in this situation would be 28", 44" and 60".
ne strand does not work to enclose
young horses or ponies.
To be on the safe side. 3 strands fencing
is better for young horses.
52", 36" and 28"
any ponies are persistent and will escape
if the shock of your fence charger is not
3 strand is a good solution.
48", 32" and 16"
I purchased your fencing in 2008. It is outstanding and as many testimonials before this
one I put my fencing up by myself and the maintenance is almost nothing. It is so very
adaptable when an area may need to be sectioned off. I used t-posts with covers and put
up the brown tape at 12 24 36 and 48 inches. This keeps my horses safe and secure. In
the winter the brown fencing is beautiful. Great product!
Patricia H. Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee.
Next to a road
||Some people prefer 3, or even
4 strands of tape for fencing,
it makes them feel that the
enclosed horses or cattle are
Found online-we just installed
a pasture with the bi-polar and
are going to continue with the
others because it works wonderfully
up in Maine-the horses
haven t even gone near the
fence since we put it up. We love you products!
Carole R. Dover,ME
Mare and Foal
The smaller the enclosure, the
more contact the horse has with
any fence. Foals could easily roll
under a fence but 3 strands at
that risk. If they do manage
to get under, their instincts
to return to their dam are so
strong that the foal will fight
to get back through the fence.
foal can and will return through the fence, despite getting zapped by the electric tape.
Unlike other fencing, the foal won't sustain potential injury while returning to the dam.
The lower tape is actually the more important
of the two strands. Every time a horse
puts his head down to crawl under the tape
or graze beyond the perimeter, he will get a
shock across the top of his nose or on his
ears or neck. This strand should be set at
or at 24''
for ponies. Any lower tape will
tend to ground on long grass and weeds.
The top strand of tape is a visual barrier
to stop a bolting horse. It should be set up
from the ground.
All fencing for our pasture expansion is
complete & grass is growing. Later we
will connect charger power and install
gates. Easy to do. This 69 year-old
woman put up most of the tape put
t-post covers on and strung the white
tape by myself. I could not have done
that in 9 hours without Horseguard
Patricia H. Caledonia, Mississippi
A single strand will place visual emphasis on an existing barbed wire fence,
high tensile, wire netting, or any less visible fencing.
A single strand replacing the highest wire
greatly reduces the danger of that fence.
For an adult horse behind one strand, the height
should be at 35''
This will not eliminate all the
risks, but your horse will no longer be able to to
get close enough to the fence to scratch himself or
to overhang enough to paw through the wires.
some fencing situations it is advisable to put two
or more strands on the existing fence.
A single strand may be used to keep
horses from a certain area to protect
the horse or protect the area.
Other uses for one strand of HorseGuard
tape include rapidly erected temporary
enclosures and movable cross fencing or when you need to move your fence frequently
for a daily rotation of horses between fields.
All horses enclosed by a single strand must already be familiar with electric fencing tape.