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g-dog
Posted 2016-07-04 9:09 PM (#167460)
Subject: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?


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What would be the best portable fencing system for horse camping? Buy as a kit or piece it together?Thank you
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Slow ride
Posted 2016-07-06 8:30 PM (#167509 - in reply to #167460)
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I tried the kit system (d size batteries) not enough charge in tall grass with dew. Bought a solar powered charger,posts ,braided line from a local farm store. Better system . Price is a wash
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hosspuller
Posted 2016-08-12 4:29 PM (#168005 - in reply to #167460)
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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. 

Edited by hosspuller 2016-08-12 4:30 PM
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calamityj
Posted 2016-08-28 8:34 AM (#168208 - in reply to #167460)
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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.
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Dalet
Posted 2016-09-20 3:09 PM (#168413 - in reply to #167460)
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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.

http://www.patriotchargers.com/PB12.htm
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/search/pigtail%20stakes
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/search/electric%20gate%20handle

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aceliberty
Posted 2016-12-27 11:49 AM (#169032 - in reply to #167460)
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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.  
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hosspuller
Posted 2017-01-03 1:55 AM (#169061 - in reply to #167460)
Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?


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A bag from one of those folding chairs would be a perfect size & shape for a bunch of fence poles. Currently, we use a bungie cord to keep them together.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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hosspuller
Posted 2017-01-03 1:59 AM (#169062 - in reply to #167460)
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PS... keeping the pointed end up toward the bag opening eliminates poke through...
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Painted Horse
Posted 2017-01-09 8:35 PM (#169092 - in reply to #167460)
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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.

 
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walkin
Posted 2017-01-16 9:41 AM (#169131 - in reply to #167460)
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 I use a golf bag for the posts.
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Dbarnes72
Posted 2017-01-19 2:27 PM (#169145 - in reply to #169092)
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Painted Horse - 2017-01-09 8:35 PM   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.









 

According to Back Country Horseman leave no trace principles.......you got most of it spot on. Except for this one little detail
Watering horses Wet marshy areas, stream banks, ponds and lake edges are very susceptible to trampling, bank erosion and pollution. Water your horses at an established ford or low rocky spot in the bank where little damage will occur. Encourage the hobbled horses to water there as well 
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Rockyroad
Posted 2017-01-21 10:17 PM (#169153 - in reply to #168005)
Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?


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hosspuller - 2016-08-12 4:29 PM 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. 

 where did you get or what did you use for the screw in grounding rod?
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hosspuller
Posted 2017-01-29 11:33 PM (#169210 - in reply to #169153)
Subject: RE: Best portable electric fence system for horse camping?


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Rockyroad - 2017-01-21 11:17 PM

hosspuller - 2016-08-12 4:29 PM 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. 

 where did you get or what did you use for the screw in grounding rod?

A screw in dog tie will work, but I bought a corkscrew ground stake without the swivel ring at Tractor Supply. I use a alligator clip to connect to the charger ground terminal. The screw length makes up for a longer rod, yet is easy to unscrew from the ground. Yanking a driven rod is a such pain.

Here's a link for a tie out at Walmart

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pet-Champion-Steel-18-in-Medium-Spiral-St...

What ever you get make sure it is NOT coated or painted. You want bare metal to act as a ground rod.
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