Horserail Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What post spacings do you recommend?
We recommend post spacings between 3-5 metres whereas conventional post and rail fencing has post spacings between 2-3 metres, therefore with Horserail…
We recommend post spacings between 3-5 metres whereas conventional post and rail fencing has post spacings between 2-3 metres, therefore with Horserail you have less upright posts which reduces the number of attachments required.
Can I build this myself?
Yes, if you follow the directions we provide and have some practical experience, you can successfully build this fence. It may take…
Yes, if you follow the directions we provide and have some practical experience, you can successfully build this fence. It may take you a little while to complete, but like anything else, with more experience you become more proficient and faster. Try to learn as much as you can before starting the project. Also, you might consider using the services of a professional installer to drive or set the posts, leaving you to finish the rail.
How long will it last?
We use a large plastic supplier who blends in a UV stabilization package in the premium grade polyethylene plastic we buy, and…
We use a large plastic supplier who blends in a UV stabilization package in the premium grade polyethylene plastic we buy, and we stand behind their products. Because of this we offer up to a 30 year limited warranty, knowing that polyethylene will usually outperform other plastics.
Should I consider using a fencing contractor?
Trusted contractors have the equipment, tools and experience to give you a permanent, professional looking structure. For every dollar you spend, it…
Trusted contractors have the equipment, tools and experience to give you a permanent, professional looking structure. For every dollar you spend, it will be returned in increased equity by adding value to your property. If you have never built a fence like this, consider having an experienced fencing contractor quote and install the first section of fence, so that you might be able to watch him. Then you can make an evaluation as to whether you finish the installation or have him do it. Visit our Location & Trusted Contractors page to find one near you.
Will my horses chew on the rail?
Horses have been known to chew on timber post and rail fencing, and especially timber end assemblies. Using our Hottop products along…
Horses have been known to chew on timber post and rail fencing, and especially timber end assemblies. Using our Hottop products along with our plastic posts, our patented Ezyend product and steel oval rail on your strainers will eliminate chewing altogether, creating a fence with an aesthetic appeal that will last a lifetime.
What length rolls does the Horserail / Hottop come in?
Our rail products come in lengths of 100m or 200m whereas the Hotcote and Horsecote come in lengths of 400m.
Our rail products come in lengths of 100m or 200m whereas the Hotcote and Horsecote come in lengths of 400m.
Where can I purchase your products?
You can purchase our products directly from us as we distribute Australia wide.
You can purchase our products directly from us as we distribute Australia wide.
Why choose Horserail?
Horserail is made with Patented Horserail technology with premium virgin grade polyethylene and a super strong steel core, making it a safe,…
Horserail is made with Patented Horserail technology with premium virgin grade polyethylene and a super strong steel core, making it a safe, secure, and durable alternative to standard horse fencing. It is also the longest lasting plastic fencing available in Australia having replaced all other types inc PCV and other plastic derivatives since coming into Australia.

What people say about us

“One of our stallions was badly injured in his existing paddock; we then replaced all of the stallions’ paddocks with HORSERAIL. We now feel secure when the stallions are playing around in their paddocks and will be continuing with more HORSERAIL fencing in the near future.”

GRAY WILLIAMSON, MUNGRUP STUD

“We have installed over 50km of 3 rail HORSERAIL and HOTTOP fencing in recent years. Injuries have been reduced substantially due to its safety features and we have experienced no problems with its durability.”

TREVOR DELROY, WYADUP VALLEY FARMS

“We have been responsible in the past decade for developing horse studs using traditional fencing methods. In the short time since early 2007 when we started to incorporate HORSERAIL into the stud developments, we have seen several significant paddock injuries averted due to the safety benefits derived from the use of the HORSERAIL system.”

DUNCAN RAMAGE, DGR THOROUGHBREDS

“We witnessed a Redoute’s Choice foal hit and go through a 4 rail HORSERAIL fence during a daytime storm and all it did was take a small amount of hair off its back legs. If it had been any other type of fencing the foal would most likely have been seriously injured or even killed. It has paid for itself in one incident!”

STEPHEN IRWIN, RIVERSLEA FARM

“We have fenced our main arena and a smaller one as well as down both sides of the driveway. It was very easy to install and with very little maintenance was the perfect choice of fencing for us. Busselton Horse and Pony Club have found HORSERAIL to be not only safe but it looks fantastic as well and adds overall aesthetics to our grounds. Dealing with Horserail Australia has been a pleasant experience with installation being fast, efficient and professional. We have no hesitation in recommending HORSERAIL for your next fencing project.”

BUSSELTON HORSE AND PONY CLUB

“Our whole stud has been fenced in HORSERAIL and we have all but eliminated fencing injuries, anyone looking at fencing should use the HORSERAIL range of products.“

JOHN WOODS, THE OLD CROSSING THOROUGHBREDS

“All of our racehorses are fenced safely behind Hotop HORSERAIL fences; we have complete confidence in them and would happily recommend them to anyone as the safest horse fences available.”

CHRIS STELMACH, STELMACH RACING STABLES

“We spell some of our best racehorses behind HORSERAIL. It is the best fencing to give you peace of mind when valuable stock is behind it! All our trainers love it.”

BILLY DOUGLAS, MANAGER FOR AQUANITA RACING SPELLING COMPLEX

“We witnessed a recently bought filly that had just arrived gallop straight through a HORSERAIL fence spooked by other horses. We thought she would be dead but all that happened was a small scratch on her nose! We paid for our fences in one instance!”

PETER WALSH, AMELIA PARK STUD

“We are delighted with the safety and minimal maintenance that HORSERAIL offers. We recently had a horse hit a HORSERAIL fence at pace and by the time we got down to the paddock we could not work out which horse had hit the fence.”

EDDIE RIGG, GEISEL PARK

“We have used HORSERAIL exclusively on our new property. For safety, aesthetics, practicality and cost I would not use any other product. I would highly recommend it to anyone.”

GARY MUDGWAY, GRANGE THOROUGHBREDS

“Safety has to come first for every farm. The fact that HORSERAIL looks so good as well is a huge bonus! I love it and will be opening more and more paddocks at Rosemont using the HORSERAIL product.”

ANTHONY MITHEN, ROSEMONT STUD

“We have been using HORSERAIL products for nearly 20 years now and all fence related injuries have all but been eliminated. We have witnessed horses such as Marasco gallop through the fence after being spooked and come out the other side without even a scratch!“

NEVILLE DUNCAN, OAKLAND PARK STUD

“Our new clinic has been fully fenced with HORSERAIL fencing and as a vet clinic we require the best of what is available, that’s why we chose HORSERAIL to be used in all our paddocks and pens.”

ALISTER RODGERS, ROCKHAMPTON VETERINARY CLINIC

“Our recovery paddocks are fenced with HORSERAIL as safety is the first priority at our clinic. We are very happy with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a safe and aesthetically pleasing fence.”

MIKE DAVIES, VETERINARIAN BELMONT HORSE HOSPITAL

“There’s nothing more frustrating than having a high-priced horse hurt in a paddock injury. And I think this is a great solution to having less paddock injuries. Yeah, I’d strongly recommend it.”

DAVID HAYES, LINDSAY PARK RACING

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