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Is Premium Steel Post and Rail Fencing Safe for My Horses? 

Are you a horse owner who constantly worries about the safety and well-being of your beloved animals? Do you find yourself searching for the safest fencing solution that keeps your horses contained and also ensures their safety in all circumstances? If so, you’re not alone. Many horse owners share the same concerns and fears when it comes to choosing the right fencing option for their beautiful horses.  


Especially when it comes to steel fencing, there are concerns about horse injuries. If you’re in love with our Premium Steel Fencing and want to know if it is horse-safe, then keep reading. 


At Stock & Noble, we understand the unique challenges and anxieties that horse owners face when it comes to fencing. With years of experience in providing safe and premium fencing solutions to equine property owners across Australia and New Zealand, we have become experts in horse safety and steel fencing. We know what it takes to provide the safest and most reliable fencing options for horse owners like you. 


By the end of this blog, you’ll have a complete understanding of why our Premium Steel Fence is the safest choice for your horses. We’ll explore the innovative features of our fencing system and how they contribute to the safety and well-being of your horses.  


Why Premium Steel Post and Rail Fence is the Safest Steel Horse Fencing System 

Our Premium Steel Fence is engineered with the safety of horses in mind. The unique bend, buckle, and release technology ensures that each board can safely flex under pressure. For instance, at 180 kilograms of pressure, the rails will bow but then snap back to their original shape, reducing the risk of injury. In the unlikely event of a full stampede, the rails will bend and pop out of the post, protecting the horse from harm. 

The fence also boasts high visibility, smooth rounded edges, and is free from potential hazards like shards, barbs, or screws. This makes it the trusted choice of top riders, schools and various equine facilities. 


Recent Example 

We’ve recently installed Premium Steel Post and Rail fencing at the largest equine hospital in the Southern Hemisphere (Scone Equine Hospital). The fencing was chosen primarily for its high horse safety standards and premium aesthetics.  


Key Horse Safety Features 

What sets Premium Steel Fence Apart from other Fencing Materials: 

At the forefront of most equine property owners’ minds when choosing a fence is animal safety, both in terms of physical risk and risk of escape. While timber and PVC rails are highly visible, horses still risk ingesting toxic splinters and cutting themselves on nails, splinters, shards, and fallen rails. Premium Steel Post and Rail is the safest fencing option available, with no known injuries due to this product. 


Here are the 5 main features that make premium Steel Fencing safe for horses: 


1.No Sharp Edges: 

Unlike welded steel pipe fences, each section of Premium Steel Fence is rounded, ensuring there are no sharp edges that could cause harm to your horses’ delicate skin. With smooth edges and no nails, screws, or fasteners, our Fence prioritises the safety of horses and the peace of mind of owners.  


2. Cribbing Prevention:

Horses love to interact with fences, especially when they’re bored. Timber fences are prone to cribbing, which can lead to injuries and additional maintenance costs. Unlike Treated Pine, there’s no likely risk of animals breaking and choking on huge chunks of fencing or licking harmful chemicals off the fencing. Cribbers will also feel discouraged from biting metal. 

Overall, Premium Steel Fencing discourages cribbing behaviour, protecting your horses from potential harm. 


3. Flexibility for Safety:

As mentioned above, Premium Steel Fence is designed to give way and release pressure in the event of a panicked horse running into the fence. Each rail of our steel fence system is engineered to flex upon impact and then return to its original position, preventing serious injury to the horse.  

This feature also means that your horse will not tear down or destroy long lengths of fencing, such as the case with wooden or PVC fencing. If your horse does pop out a panel, Premium Steel Fence rails can be easily installed, so that you go through less product and less time. 


4. Wide Rails for Visual Safety:

It’s a well-known fact that horses should be able to see the fence clearly to avoid accidents. Wide post and rail fencing solutions like Premium Steel Fencing System provide a visible barrier for horses, reducing the risk of collisions and injuries. 


5. Optimal Fence Height :

A safe fence should be between 1.2 to 1.8 meters high to discourage horses from leaning over or jumping out. The bottom rail should also be positioned between 20 to 30 cm above the ground to prevent foals from rolling under and adult horses from getting hooves stuck. 

With impressive dimensions, Premium Steel Post and Rail Fencing ensures it has the height and length to keep your horses safely contained. 

  Height of post above ground: 1450-1600mm  

  Standard rail length: 2900 mm 

  Rail: 135mm x 38 x 1.4mm rectangular  

  Fence posts: 89mm x 130 x 2mm rectangular with radiused corners  


Is Premium Steel Fencing Safe for My Horses? 

In conclusion, if you’re a horse owner seeking the utmost safety and well-being for your beloved animals, Premium Steel Post and Rail Fencing System i the proven and trusted solution.  


From its unique bend, buckle, and release technology to its high visibility and cribbing prevention capabilities, every aspect of our fencing system prioritises the safety and well-being of your equine companions. 


Recent installations at prestigious equine facilities, including the largest equine hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, serve as a testament to the efficiency and reliability of Premium Steel Post and Rail Fencing in meeting high horse safety standards. 


With no sharp edges, cribbing prevention measures, flexibility for safety, and optimal fence height and installation specifications, Premium Steel Fence offers protection and peace of mind for horse owners globally. If fencing is a safety concern on your current property, we recommend learning 12 effective ways to prevent horse injuries. It’ll help you correct the course and make better decisions in the future. 


At Stock & Noble, animal safety is our top priority and if you have any more questions related to choosing a safe fence for your equine property, feel free to discuss them in detail with a professional. Our experts are there to guide you every step of the way to create a safe and beautiful property, just the way you imagined. 

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