Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Horse fence cost guide
If you have just bought some new horses or if you are sprucing up your old fencing, equine fencing is a must-have. If you are thinking about getting some fencing installed for your horses, you will want to get it right the first time. High-quality fencing is a necessary investment if you value your horse’s safety.
If you have just bought some new horses or if you’re sprucing up your old fencing, equine fencing is a must-have. If you’re thinking about getting some fencing installed for your horses, you will want to get it right the first time.
High-quality fencing is a necessary investment if you value the safety of your horses. Your fencing will need to be tall, thick, and be able to withstand the most vigorous of rubbing, whilst not having any sharp edges (such as nails or splinters) that could injure your horse. Luckily there are a few options you can consider when buying equestrian fencing.
|Low cost||High cost|
|100m wooden post and rail fencing||£700||£1,800|
|3 ft vinyl fencing||£250||£400|
|Steel fencing per metre||£22||£30|
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
This guide will outline the different variables in calculating horse fence cost and the different types of fencing available for your horse stables.
Horse fence installation cost
The cost of installing your horse fencing will vary dependent on the type of fencing you have decided to go for. It will also depend on the size of the area you want to be covered and the desired height of your fencing.
You will need to pay for the labour of the fence installation, along with the cost of the fencing itself. The average cost to install fencing is £1,400 for labour (excluding materials). But for an accurate quote, you will need to speak to at least three fencing experts near you.
Your horse fencing options
A few different factors will affect which type of fencing you may go for. Depending on the breed of your horse, you may need higher, sturdier fencing. More so, if you have more than one horse, you may want to consider more secure metal fencing.
Wooden horse fencing
Traditional equine fencing is usually constructed of wood, as it is attractive and sturdy. Wooden fencing is the most affordable type of fencing, it is also quite versatile, coming in a variety of styles such as feather board or slatted.
Whilst wooden fencing is initially more affordable, it does require consistent maintenance. Your wooden fencing will need regular treatment in order to slow down the inevitable rotting of the wood. You also should consider your horse’s temperament when replacing fencing. If your horse likes to chew on your boards, this can weaken your fence and hurt your horse.
Vinyl fencing is becoming increasingly popular with horse owners. Whilst it looks identical to its wooden cousin, it is longer lasting and more affordable. Vinyl fencing also needs less maintenance than wooden fencing.
One drawback of vinyl fencing is it’s difficult to replace. Whilst you can repair sections of wooden fencing if one vinyl slat is damaged the whole plank will need replacing.
Steel fencing is probably the strongest option available for equine fencing. It may not be the most affordable option but it is easy to install as it doesn’t need to be concreted into the ground.
Steel fencing is also good for temporary use, it can quite easily be uprooted and replanted. Steel fencing is also highly visible and durable, meaning your horse shouldn’t accidentally run into it. If your horse does collide with steel fencing, as steel is so durable it should remain intact and your horse will not be hurt.
How long does it take to install horse fencing?
Depending on the size of the area you would like fenced off, it could take between 1-5 days.
Which fencing type is most affordable?
Vinyl or wire fencing is the most affordable type of fencing, but it may not be the best option for your horse.