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Hello everyone

Husband and I purchased 30 acre block almost two years ago. We still work in Brisbane and commute to here most weekends with the plan to semiretire/retire here full time.
The special thing about the block we purchased is that it is 8km up the road from where my great great grandfather settled when he came here from Scotland. I visited the farm as a girl; it was then owner by my great uncle.
Love the area; we’ve just built a house and trying to manage the land which had a lot of dead trees, pest flora. We also are now negotiating with our neighbour who wants to replace the fencing on his boundaries.
I’m hoping for some advice. He wants to put in ring lock fencing; but we way to get a couple of horses and I believe this is risky for them?
We can’t afford state of the art horse fencing but from my research, barbed wire is still safer than ring lock? And a lot cheaper !
Any advice much appreciated!

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Last seen: 10/24/2021 - 21:11
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Gordon,

Welcome to the small farms forum and thanks for the question.

Sounds like you have purchased a real patch of paradise and being connected to the area makes it all more special.

I'm not really a horse expert but you do see lots of horses contained behind ringlock fences, a barb wire fence is harder to see and will do a lot more damage to a horse then ringlock. If you are concerned about using ringlock you can use some offsets to keep them off the fence and some star picket protectors.

We also have a Facebook discussion group which I have posted your question to for others to provide their opinion. You may like to join, it can be found at the link below
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle

Regards,
Charlie

Last seen: 01/19/2021 - 21:16
Joined: 12/12/2020 - 23:24

I think a ring lock is much better than a wire, but it will be safer, no ??

Last seen: 10/04/2021 - 13:35
Joined: 01/31/2021 - 16:35

I would stay away from barbwire. Instead I would put electrified ribbon they use for horses at the top but on your side if it only a short run of say maybe 200 meters

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