Quick Thought on Fences

It's amazing how little things can avoid huge disasters. Just look at paddock fences for example. How many people really put thought into what side of the posts should the boards go on? It doesn't really seem to matter to most people. I mean, who cares? Just as long as it's up and standing, it doesn't make a huge difference right? Wrong.The side you put your fence boards on can make a huge impact on the safety of you and the other people at the barn.

Let's look at this picture of a fence as our first example.

Picture from:
http://www.statesvillefence.com/residentwood.html



This is the proper way of putting up your fence. Look at how the boards are on the other side of the posts. By having the posts closer to you, you have minimised the chances of that fence board becoming a projectile in the future. If a horse on the other side of that fence decided to kick the fence for whatever reason, the posts would force the boards to break and not fly out.

Now look at this fence.

Picture from:
http://www.profence.org/types-of-fence-horse-fence.php

See how the boards are facing you? If a horse were to kick this fence, the posts can't force the boards to break. Instead, the boards along with the nails will fly off the posts and might hit someone who is walking by. That is definitely not something you want to happen to anyone.


It's amazing how little things could make a huge impact, good or bad, later on. So the next time you walk out the the paddock, look to see what side your fence boards are on. It won't take you long, but it could make a big difference. 

I hope this information was helpful to you and I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Thank you so much for reading my blog.

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