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How to Inspect Your Pasture Fence in the Winter

Pasture and paddock fences are exposed to the elements all year round, and the snow, wind, ice, and rain of a long winter can all take their toll. It’s a good idea to inspect your pasture fence at least once during the winter to look for signs of damage. A damaged fence may allow horses or other animals to escape, which is why you want to look for any problems that have already developed or are in the process of developing. From Equus Magazine’s website, here are some things to look for when inspecting your paddock fence in the winter:


  • Broken or weakened fence boards
  • Slack smooth steel wire fencing in need of tightening or refastening
  • Loose or projecting nails
  • Wobbly posts or support braces
  • Sagging gates
  • Frayed, broken or inoperable electric fences. Use a fence tester to make sure they’re “hot.”
  • Downed tree limbs, especially from toxic red maple or cherry trees, and other hazardous materials.


It’s best to conduct a walking inspection as opposed to riding your house, because you’ll be able to see any damage better. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may be able to delay repairs until better weather arrives. However, if the fence isn’t structurally sound, the best course of action is to fix it as soon as possible.


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