Photo courtesy Gunjan Patel, Hanover Shoe Farms


The SAFE-FENCE Electric System is your best choice for permanent perimeter equine electric fence. With 750 pound break strength, it is stronger than 2x6 board, vinyl rail and most wire products. With a 20 year limited warranty it will provide excellent value over time. Safe-Fence has been produced since 1992 with over 100,000 miles sold. 

For interior cross fencing, Powerfields 1 1/2" or 1" tape is an economical option. It is also an excellent choice to electrify existing rigid perimeter fences such as wood or vinyl rail, non-climb woven, high tensile, smooth, or barbed wire. When Safe-Fence is used for the perimeter fence, it is often used for the interior applications as well to maintain a compatible appearance. 

Powerfields 2 inch polytape is the strongest standard polytape available, with SAFE-FENCE being the strongest on the market. It is an excellent product for arenas and round pens or for larger pastures separating cattle from horses.

Hotrope or Hotbraid are most often used for perimeter fencing on large properties or for hard to keep animals. They are much stronger than the tapes at 1000 and 1200 pound break strength. It is an economical high strength option but should be used with caution for horse containment and is not intended for small paddocks or runs.