Corral Animals Inside an Agricultural Fence


General Timber builds and maintains agricultural/horse fences. By offering Creosote Pressure Treatment or CCA for a practical, maintenance-free style, General Timber’s fences last longer than most—typically several decades.


If you’ve never lived on farmland and aren’t sure if and where you need a fence, here are some thoughts on the subject.


First up, fences are great for keeping animals contained in the area you want them to be. There are different sizes and shapes that work well for different sized animals—one kind of fence works best for horses, while another works well for a pig pen. General Timber is known for its superb horse fences in particular.


Next, if you’re growing vegetables and other food in a garden on your property, a fence is a good way to keep animal (and human!) intruders out. You don’t want someone or something eating or stealing all the food you’re attempting to grow and harvest.


Finally, it’s a good idea to put your barns, storage sheds and run-in sheds inside a fence. Do you want to have the burden of opening and closing the fence door every time you want to go in and out of an area to get to your barn or shed? No you do not!  Additionally, a fence around the horse’s home will provide them with a better understanding of their boundaries, keeping them safe in the process.


General Timber offers a variety of services that include horse fencing, board fencing, horse corral, fence installation, fence coatings and paintings, and more. Contact them at 800-742-6213 with any inquiries you may have.

The Lovable Horse

At General Timber, we specialize in keeping your horses safe and secure. But many people wonder what all the fuss about horses is in the first place. If you’ve never had the incredible experience of spending time with these lovable animals, a conversation with a rider or caretaker can be quite revealing.


Pet owners can certainly identify with many of the benefits of building a relationship with a horse. It provides companionship and friendship free from the social complications of human relationships. It adds meaning to the life of the owner, building a connection through responsibility and dependence. Horses are more than pets though. They serve as a viable and effective means of transportation.


No motorized vehicle can traverse a natural landscape like a horse. They serve as natural navigators without the loud noises and dirty emissions. Horses are also surprisingly intuitive to control, building intimate relationships with riders based on the slightest tugs or vocal commands. There’s a reason they were a major form of transportation for so many years.


As exhilarating as riding a horse can be, one can have their hair blown back by the simple sight of them. They are truly beautiful creatures that have always been admired for their shiny coats and graceful movements. A symbol of majesty and freedom, the horse is a major part of culture, from carousel rides to major motion pictures.


We could go on for a long time about the lovable horse, but the best way to understand the obsession some have is to experience it for oneself. Take a riding lesson. If you already ride, invite a friend to share moment. Soon enough, new riders will have horses on their minds and in their hearts.



Aside from obvious barriers, agricultural fencing has served a much larger function as a distinction of territory and protection from outside predators. It serves to not only keep livestock or wildlife contained in a specified area, but it also keeps out elements that would otherwise disturb or even put those animals in danger for their lives.


Historically, domesticated livestock would typically wander freely without an area, governed only by overseers of some sort (such as shepherds). Fencing was initially used to keep them out of farming areas, where they would uncontrollably decimate a local area’s only means of food if left unchecked. In turn, fencing eventually became mandatory as population densities increased and the amount of needed farm land outgrew the need for grazing areas.


Early fences were cobbled together from whatever materials were available, such as stone or wood. Rocks tilled out of the soil during cultivation of farmland would be transported to the border of the area to aid in building or to strengthen the fence.


Modern fences include wire with barbs to serve as a further  deterrent for livestock looking to either escape or graze in forbidden areas. This was largely due to the Industrial Revolution and the greater availability of stronger materials.


In time, various designs of fences were developed to meet the specific demands of various livestock or wildlife, such as the smooth wire, deer fence, and even the electric fence.  Regardless of the type of livestock fence you choose, you will sleep better at night knowing your beloved animals are secure.


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