Post & Rail Fencing

Post and rail fence seems to be one of those terms that can mean different things depending on your local vernacular. To some a post and rail fence evokes images of long board fences—like those commonly found on horse farms. The boards options include treated pine, oak or hemlock (as available). Other people will consider a post and rail fence to be what is also known as split rail fence. Split rail fence installation includes posts containing
multiple holes through which the rails are placed creating the finished fence. This classic American fence is more often used ornamentally now, but can still be quite functional.

Board Fencing
Horse Rail Fencing

Installing a post and rail fence is visually appealing to any style of architecture. Both a board fence and split rail fence installation can be used along property lines as well as for animal containment. Woven wire can be added to a post and rail fence to keep smaller animals secure or unwanted animals out. A strand of electrified high tensile can be added to prevent larger animals from chewing, rubbing, or pushing against the fence. While you might opt to paint or stain a board fence, it is not required. Any style post and rail fence will weather naturally over time and last for many years.

Horse Rail Fencing
Horse Rail Fencing