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Thanks for adding this Heidi, many people don't realise that the fencing they have won't be suitable for a new foal so this post is very important. :ThumbUp

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LOL, we just spent Tuesday afternoon re-foal-proofing our fencing! We originally fenced for a big horse, with lovely 3 "rail" flexible vinyl on one side, with 2X4" non-climb wire on the other sides (to keep dogs and animals out). Last year we put deer netting along the vinyl but it didn't work out that well, as babies would find the holes and escape - even Clyde!!! Mom's and babies tend to get pretty upset when that happens.. So this week we added 2X4" non-climb to the inside of the vinyl. From a distance you can't really see it, so it still has the lovely look of the 3 white "rails".

 

BTW, deer netting DOES work pretty well if you get the heavier netting and attach it well. It seems to be very safe as even little hooves can't fit through it.

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Sounds perfect Mary but of course we will need a few pics to be sure :whistling

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LOL Renee - I downloaded all the photos of Luna and Jake today but the ones of the fence are still on the camera!!! I expect there will be more photos taken tomorrow so another chance to download.

 

ETA: I found one that just happens to have Jake in it (and Mira on the other side):

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Jake was so stand-offish for the first day that we wondered if somehow the foals got switched internally because Dancer is so friendly while Toffee has issues, and the foals were the exact opposite. But Jake came around VERY quickly, as you can see.

 

Anyway, back to the fence: From a distance you don't even notice the wire mesh but it is there, going all the way to the ground, to keep the little ones inside. And Mira outside... she has been known to squeeze through too, if the grass looks greener on the other side!

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