Small Paddock Starter Kit - Checkered, White
Small Paddock Starter Kit - Checkered, White will supply you with everything you need in one easy package for your horse’s 1 acre paddock. This kit is enough to complete one rectangular acre (835 ft) based on 4 strands, 4 corners, 30ft spacing, and 1 gate. 30ft spacing is the best number to use as an average as many live in areas that get winter conditions or have uneven terrain. 30-50ft spacing should only be for those not living in winter areas and that have a consistent grade or none at all on their property. 2 rectangular acres (1180ft) would require 1 more reel, more screws (AS1-EB), connectors (PARS-EB), and line post insulators. This kit is designed for use with all wood post systems, and an AC energizer. This kit includes 4 reels of high quality, safe, ElectroBraid®, a durable 2 joule output energizer, in-line and corner insulators with screws for installation, tensioner for tensioning the system for safety and connectors to secure the ends of the braid. Everything you need for a successful & safe ElectroBraid® system!
Grounding system sold separately.
What is ElectroBraid®?
ElectroBraid® is a permanent electric fence designed especially for horses. It is both a physical barrier and a psychological deterrent. It is highly visible to horses, strong, durable and resilient.
What does it look like?
ElectroBraid® looks like high quality braided yachting rope. A double helix of copper wire conductors is braided into the outer jacket of the rope. 3 or 4 strands of Braid of ¼ inch diameter are mounted on electrical insulators on fence posts. Fence posts can be wood, vinyl, steel or fiberglass, spaced 30 to 50 feet apart. The Braid comes in white, black or speckled.
Why is it new and different?
Traditional electric cattle fencing uses small diameter steel wires which are hard for horses to see. The ropes of ElectroBraid® are highly visible. Their break strength is equal to the steel wire but they are resilient like the ropes in a boxing ring. ElectroBraid® can absorb the energy of a panicked horse at full gallop and will typically bounce the horse back into its pasture with no harm to horse or fence.
How durable is ElectroBraid® Fence?
The high-grade polyester fiber is the same fiber used in automotive seat belts and parachute harnesses. Polyester resists attack by ultra-violet light, salt, manure and most farm chemicals. The copper develops an oxidized outer layer or 'patina' that protects the copper wire from corrosion.
How does it work?
ElectroBraid® Fence is both a physical barrier and a psychological deterrent. Once a horse receives a shock, the horse should not go near the fence again. It won't rub against the fence. It won't crib on it. And it won't try to jump over it or go through it or go under. It doesn't want to get shocked again.
Is the electric shock harmless?
The electric shock from a UL or CSA approved fence energizer is completely harmless. The shock is extremely low amperage for 3/10,000 of a second, once a second. The shock is similar to the static shock you get from touching your TV screen, but more painful. Once shocked, neither you, nor your horse will want to touch the fence again.
How do horses feel about ElectroBraid®?
"Horses love ElectroBraid®!" our customers tell us. Horses are herd animals, born to roam free in wide open spaces. With ElectroBraid® fence, all the horses can see each other and stallions can see their mares. There are no places for predators to hide. Horses don't pace up and down their fence line. Owners say horses are more relaxed. They can see you and you can see them!
Why is the installed cost low?
ElectroBraid® can be self-installed with hand-tools, by almost anyone….like stringing clothes line. A professional fence installer is not required. The Braid costs 16 to 18 cents a foot. Fence posts can be set 30 to 50 feet apart depending on terrain and local snow conditions. By contrast, conventional horse fences require a post every 8 or 10 feet. To relocate your ElectroBraid® fence, you don't need a contractor.
Why is maintenance cost low?
If you properly install your corner and end posts, they won't move. Brass and copper components won't corrode. Horses don't crib on ElectroBraid® or rub against it. Repairs are quick and easily done by hand.
What maintenance is required?
Walk the fence line to confirm your fence has not been damaged. Check the voltage regularly.
How can ElectroBraid® protect an existing fence?
Mount ElectroBraid® as a single strand on top of almost any fence. The psychological deterrence to horses is dramatic.
Why is ElectroBraid® different from other electric fence systems?
- ElectroBraid® is dimensionally stable because of its braided-over-inner-core construction. The braid shrinks back to its original length, even after stretching.
- The copper wire conductors in ElectroBraid® are formed in helical coils like springs. This allows bend and stretch. All tension is taken by the fiber strands. The copper wires won't break up to 1,000 pounds tension and cannot break under normal loads.
- Conventional high tensile wire (HTW) electric fence is good for cattle but not for horses. Unlike cattle, horses are excitable, high-strung animals. Horses often don't see the steel fence wires. The wires can break under impact and wrap and cut and puncture flesh.
- Certain electric fence rail systems are especially made for horses. These are worth considering but tend to be expensive to install and may not be as safe as ElectroBraid®.
Why does ElectroBraid® specify accessories of copper, brass and glass-filled nylon?
Quality…. Quality…. Quality…. It costs a little more but saves a fortune in performance and durability. Brass is an alloy of copper. Glass filled nylon is the strongest available commercial plastic material for insulator construction. Copper and brass are compatible metals. Brass is an alloy of copper. They don't suffer the natural electrolytic corrosion that occurs when dissimilar metals come in contact with each other. Copper does not rust. It develops an oxidized protective coating called a "patina". Next to gold and silver, copper is the best natural conductor of electricity. Copper is 70 times more conductive than steel. Telphone and power companies use only copper wiring.
ElectroBraid® Braid will not rust, rot, lose strength due to sunlight or weathering, break when installed as a permanent fence or prove defective in workmanship or material. Any reel of ElectroBraid® Braid that is defective will be replaced at no charge to the purchaser. This warranty is in effect for 25 years from the date of purchase.