Posted 2016-08-12 4:29 PM (#168005 - in reply to #167460) Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?
Location: North Carolina
My home brew system is better than any commercially available. Solar charger, Screw in ground stake (no pounding or pulling) Small or large area as desired. Separate horses or let them mingle. Cost is less too.
Posted 2016-08-28 8:34 AM (#168208 - in reply to #167460) Subject: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?
Go to Batteries Plus and get a small battery . Go to Tractor Supply and get about 12 portable fence posts... buy good wire or small braid and set up. Use a gate handle to make walk thru... You will save from the "kits" that cost a few hundred dollars... and you will have more jolt with the battery that will last longer.
Posted 2016-09-20 3:09 PM (#168413 - in reply to #167460) Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?
I have been using this one for almost 2 years now. It runs off of 4 d cells or the 12 volt truck or trailer battery. Added some electric rope (poly rope, etc.), pigtail posts and a rubber gate handle. I can make it really big or small, just depends on where we are.
I made a fancy ground rod because I tie my generator to it also. You could use a dog tie down (screw in) but remember that the coating on those might not conduct very well and you won't have a good path for the fence. I you scrape/file the coating off on the end and where the fence ground clips to, it may work ok.
Posted 2016-12-27 11:49 AM (#169032 - in reply to #167460) Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?
Location: central IL
Watching this thread as someone posted about this topic a year or more ago. The person was kind enough to offer a particular bag to purchase to carry the stakes in along with suggesting something to place on the stakes so they wouldn't poke through while transporting. The bag was very reasonably priced as I recall. Hoping the person will see this thread and include that same info. Zareba is running a sale right now and am still interested in purchasing a charger.
Posted 2017-01-09 8:35 PM (#169092 - in reply to #167460) Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?
Location: Northern Utah
We pack in a lot, So I often take how ever many fiberglass rods I think I need and a roll or two of Polystring. I've been know to unroll two 1/4 miles rolls of string, Making a 1/2 mile long perimeter around a mountain meadow and put 19 horses out in it. I usually touch the edge of the lake or stream so the horses can water themselves and include a copse of trees for shade or shelter if an afternoon thunder bumper blows thru.
I almost always highline at night. I don't trust the horses in the hot wire at night. I've too often had deer/elk/moose run thru the wire and knock it down or worse drag it off with it sparking the butts of my horses as the deer runs.
I use a portable charger that runs on 4 D cells. and the brands have varied over the years. So I'm not particular about what brand.