Horse Fence Direct FAQs

What type of fence can I put on T-posts?
Several types of fence can be used on T-posts including tape, coated wire, braids and Finish Line.

What type of posts do I use for Advantaboard, Cenflex, HotRail, Centaur HTP?
Wood posts should be used for these types of fencing. The sizes should be as follows:
Corner/End Post 6" - 8" x 8', Line Post 4" - 4" x 8'

Does it matter if I use round or square wooden fence posts?
No. You can use either round or square, but be sure to use the recommended size as listed above.

What is the recommended number of rails for horses?
For Centaur products it is 3 or more. ElectroBraid and Finish Line it is 4 or more.

Each of these 5" rail products look similar and use three 12.5 gauge wires. What are the differences between them?

  • Advantaboard - 20-year warranty, one-piece bracket
  • Cenflex - 20-year warranty, one-piece bracket
  • Centaur HTP - 30-year warranty, two-piece bracket, slightly thicker
  • HotRail - 30-year warranty, two-piece bracket, "electric"

The same accessories are used for all of the 5" products listed above. Some differences for the Hot-Rail because it is electric.

When do I use a one-way barrel tensioner vs. a two-way barrel tensioner?
The one-way tensioner is designed to handle 660' or less of level ground. The two-way tensioner is used for any distances greater than 660'.

I live in an area with extreme temperatures. How does the fence hold up in these conditions?
Centaur HTP® products are able to withstand temperatures from – 40F to + 140F.

Will my horse chew or play with the rails?
If you have concerns about your horses doing this, please consider using or adding one of our many electric options.

What is the difference between mechanically bonded & molecularly bonded fence?
Mechanical bonding means that the wire and polymer are joined during the manufacturing process. As the polymer is cooled, it shrinks tightly around the wires. This creates a natural link between wire and polymer, while allowing each to expand and contract in temperature changes without pulling and degrading the polymer. Because of this process, a mechanically bonded fence will last much longer than a molecularly bonded fence.

A molecular bond occurs when a glue is used to fuse the wire and polymer together. When temperature changes occur between the molecularly bonded wire and polymer, the wire will pull and weaken or tear the polymer. Be sure to ask your manufacturer which process they use.

How long have you been in business?
Horse Fence Direct has been in business for more than 15 years. Several of the manufacturers we carry have been in business for more than 40 years.

What is the recommended post spacing for a fence?
Ask one of our fence consultants or see the section on installation guides.

It's overwhelming to know all the parts and pieces needed for my fence - can you help?
Yes. Please don't overwhelm yourself with the details - we're here to help. Our professional fence consultants will put together a quote that includes everything you will need to install the fence.

Can I install the fence myself?
Yes. Horse Fence Direct offers installation manuals and DVDs to guide you through the process. If you have any questions along the way please give us a call.

What is the difference between PolyPlus and Whitelightning?
Both are a heavy duty polymer coated 12.5 gauge high tensile wire. PolyPlus is non-electric and Whitelightning is electric.

How long will it take to get my order?
Orders take from 3 days to as long as 10 business days depending on the manufacturer.