How Many Strands ?

StockGuard recommends at least 2 tapes in most fencing applications to provide a safe visual and physical barrier for the horse. In an area vulnerable to weeds, the bottom tape should be a minimum of 56 centimetres off the ground.

3 Strands, and More...

3 strands of tape is very popular and has a more traditional appearance.
4 strands might be necessary for delicate situations, like a hot stallion, a busy road, deers, alpacas, etc. But remember never to set the tape too low.


While many stallions respect a 2 strand Hor-seGuard Fence, 3 strands provides an extra measure of safety. The ideal tape height in this situation would be 50 cm , 90 cm and 130 cm.

Young Horses

One strand does not work to encloses young horses or ponies.
To be on the safe side. 3 strands fencing is better for young horses. 130 cm, 90 cm and 70 cm


Many ponies are per sistent and will escape if the shock of your fence charger is not strong enough.
3 strand is a good solution. 120 cm , 80cm and 40cm

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Next to a road

Some people prefer 3, or even 4 strands of tape for fencing It makes them feel that the enclosed horses or cattle are safe.

Mare and Foal

The smaller the enclosure, the more contact the horse has with any fence. Foals could easily roll under a fence but 3 strands at 130 cm, 90 cm and 50 cm will reduce that risk. If they do manage to get under, their instincts to return to their dam are so strong that the foal will fi ght to get back through the fence.        

With StockGuard tape, the foal can and will return through the fence, despite getting zapped by the electric tape. Unlike other fencing, the foal won’t sustain potential injury while returning to the dam.

2 Strands

The lower tape is actually the more important of the two strands. Every time a horse puts his head down to crawl under the tape or graze beyond the perimeter, he will get a shock across the top of his nose or on his ears or neck.

This strand should be set at 70 cm or at 60 cm for ponies.
    Any lower tape will tend to ground on long grass and weeds.The top strand of tape is a visual barrier to stop a bolting horse. It should be set up at 130 cm from the ground.