StockGuard Fencing System is a Visual Barrier
Horses have blurred vision. The horse can see in a radius of 350 degrees (man sees 180 degrees) but he has poor vision and very limited sense of perspective. His two blind spots are immediately in front of the nose, and directly behind him.
An electric fence that is difficult to see can be a hazard to the horse.
AN ELECTRIC FENCE SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN 4 CENTIMETRES WIDE ON A MINIMUM OF 2 STRANDS
This fence display presents 7 different fences :
4 are relatively invisible, 2 are acceptable (visible but not always respected) and 1 is visible and is respected - the StockGuard tape.
A horse's natural instinct is to flee from danger. He might not see or might ignore a too thin obstacle in his flight path. The 4 cm wide StockGuard electrified tape creates that visual barrier.
The tape is designed to represent the diameter of a large enough tree limb that the horse would both see and avoid running into.
This visible barrier reduces dangerous incidents of frightened horses running into a fence. But if the horse does run into the fence, StockGuard tape is designed to yield or break without causing injury to the horse.
StockGuard fence tape is resistant to 300 kilograms of pressure.