Horse Fencing Styles

One of the most practical investments you can make is General Timber's pressure-treated wood horse fencing. Whether you're controlling livestock or for securing property, we combine the natural beauty of wood and technology to create long lasting, pressure-treated wood fences. With over 40 years of experience, we have achieved a reputation with our customers of consistent high-quality fencing at reasonable prices. We have the expertise to match your most rigid specifications!


General Timber's products are designed for farm and ranch applications and structural use only. Be certain your home owner's association or local building codes allows the usage of these types of pressure treated wood fences products before making your purchase.

Ultimately, it is you, the landowner, who holds the responsiblity for researching what you are purchasing before you begin your project. We have MSDS sheets that are available at time of purchase. The bottom line: An informed consumer is a wise consumer.


About the Posts:

  • The length of fence posts used measure 6-feet by 6-inch half rounds.*
  • The top diameter of the post measures 5.5 to 6.5 inches.
  • Planted at a 2-feet 6-inch depth.
  • Posts are always spaced every 8 feet.
*Some customers choose a 4x4 post to get the "square symmetrical� look. They are also spaced on 8 foot centers.

About the Boards:

The boards at General Timber, Inc. are all rough sawn "true� lumber treated in either Creosote or CCA., meaning that you get a full 1x6-inch 16-foot long board. These 16 foot boards span perfectly over each 8-foot section. There are four different board configurations to choose from: 4-board, 3-board, 2-board or 1-board with wire.

3 and 4-board fences have aneat, traditional look and are an excellent choice for livestock owners or animal control.

  • 3-board fence is spaced 9 inches apart from top to bottom.
  • 4-board spacing is atighter 6-inch gap.

2-board fences are typically used for riding arenas and working areas. There is no standard spacing on this type of fencing. Posts are normally set waist high.





1-board horse fencing with wire- A livestock owner will generally install this type of fencing on the "back forty." One board spans the 8-foot section at the top of the fence, set at 48 inches high. The wire fills in the gap below. While it is not much cheaper than the 3 or 4-board configuration, it is virtually maintenance free.

  • There are many types of wire that the customer may choose from.
  • Not only great at keeping animals inside, it also serves to keep unwanted animals out.
  • Chosen primarily for function over good looks.



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Three-Rail fence: General Timber's "Three Rail Classic" has a classic look coupled with safety features and solid strength. These features make it a top-of-the-line fence!
  • Height at 4 feet, the 6-inch by 6-foot posts are placed 2 feet in the ground and
    spaced at 9 and ½ feet apart.
  • Rails are designed to interlock with the post; thus requiring no nails.
  • When installed properly, this fence is essentially maintenance free and "bullet proof"
  • Very durable in looks and structural integrity.
  • Has a service life of 30+ years!
Two-Rail fence: This configuration is the "little brother' to the Three Rail. It is perfect for dressing up any farm or residential entrance. It can also be used in setting boundary lines.
  • Designed for cosmetic use only.
  • Standing only waist high.
  • Will not serve as an animal control fence.