Location – Exeter, NSW
Length – 10km (Ongoing)
Application – Equine Fencing
Thenford Farm is an idyllic property in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Recently it has undergone a significant transformation into a thoroughbred racehorse facility covering breaking, pre-training, rehabilitation, and spelling.
The task in front of the Thenford team was immense, transforming a rural cattle property into a world class equestrian facility with a focus on horse safety and wellbeing for complete peace of mind.
Ian Carrol (Property manager) reached out to various fencing suppliers to begin the process of building paddocks and laneways from scratch. The Southern Wire HorseFence was the obvious choice, primarily due to the high tensile line wires which act like a trampoline, absorbing the impact, and bouncing back without injuring the animal. This prevents the fence from being easily damaged and buckling when it comes under pressure from the Horses, unlike many of the 'soft wire' alternatives on the market that deform in a short amount of time. The Southern Wire HorseFence also has small aperture opening (50x100mm) so the horses’ hooves can’t become stuck. The HorseFence is also manufactured with the Fastlock knot meaning there aren’t any wire ends that could lacerate the horses.
The chosen design was the 10/90/5 installed on timber posts with a top rail which Southern Wire manufactured and dispatched within one week of the time of order.
Thenford Farm is well on the way to becoming a world class equine facility supported by the Southern Wire HorseFence, manufactured right here in Australia.
Thenford Farm first started taking horses in February 2021 and they now have up to 140 at the property spread out across 70+ paddocks.
“All the laneways and paddocks are complete, it looks really good…dealing with Southern Wire was perfect, couldn’t have been any smoother and the quality of the materials is great…the horses give it a flogging but the fences are unbelievable and its safe…its just safe, if a horse gets spooked and they hit it, they don’t cut themselves up…turnaround was great, right at the height of Covid supply issues too, we never had to wait long for materials so that was good” - Ian Carrol (Property Manager)