Did you know that a wooden pasture fence is only as strong as its posts? Carelessly impregnated or badly processed posts will start to rot after a few years. Your horse can injure itself on splinters or sharp edges. Our tips for safe and sturdy posts for your pasture fence.
Hardwood or softwood?
Your choice for hardwood or softwood is mainly a question of taste and budget. Both types are ideal for a stylish, rural look. Find out about the difference between tropical hardwood and pine softwood here.
Safety first! When selecting a pasture fence, always verify how the posts are finished. Sawn posts are cheaper than planed ones. However, during sawing, splinters can appear, whereas planed posts are much safer for both yourself and your horse.
No sharp edges
A post with a flattened top costs less than one with a rounded top. But the latter choice is not only more elegant, it also ensures that water will not stay on top of the post, thus giving the post a longer life.
No dangerous screws or nails
For the safety of your horse, the boards of your fence should never be fastened to the posts with screws or nails. A sturdy fence consists of rounded crossbars that slide through the posts.
Will you opt for a cheap fence with untreated or poorly impregnated wood? This will cause the posts to rot after 10 years. You will not immediately see this difference in quality when you buy the fence. That is why we advise you to select a supplier that will give you an anti-rot guarantee of at least 20 years when they install your pasture fence.
A safe, sturdy wooden fence with a stylish rural look?