Historically, throughout most of the world, domesticated livestock roamed freely and were fenced out of areas, such as gardens and crop fields, where they were unwanted. Over time, especially where crop agriculture became dominant and population density of both humans and animals was significant, livestock owners began to fence their animals in.
In 2014, the state of Kentucky passed an ordinance called Paint it Black. It required that miles of white plank fencingwhich had been in place since 1978be painted black in order to lower maintenance costs. Now, the most common color for horse fencing is black.
Additionally, many Kentucky horse farms practice Double Fencing. The double fences serve multiple purposes. It allows groups of horses to see each other while keeping them separate. This prevents fighting or sparring. It also provides an extra barrier along roads to protect against thrown-out garbage, vehicles, or run-away horses. Double Fencing is extra prevention and protection.
With all the horse fencing in and around Kentucky, we have a dependable source and opportunity to reclaim the old fences, saving them from landfills.