Although it is apparently more manageable, an electric fence involves a series of particular precautions that the aluminium one does not require:
impulse generators, tensioners and insulators to be inspected daily for correct and efficient use, while the aluminium one does not need any electricity or maintenance;
risk of being partially knocked down by the horse with consequent need to replace its component parts and restore connections. On the other hand, the aluminium structure of fences cannot be damaged and remains almost intact over time;
aesthetics: in addition to having a visually more stable structure, the aluminium fence better matches the environment in which it is located, as a piece of furniture.
A wood fence can be very beautiful to see, especially at the beginning. But it has been estimated that its average life is of 4 years. After this period the wood, which is a living material, begins irreversibly to deteriorate.
Furthermore, the wood is much appreciated by the horse, which often spends time crunching it, but causing himself many health problems.
Even if our aluminium fence is a more basic expensive investment, its structure remains unaltered over time - being almost indestructible. Furthermore it cannot be bitten, has no sharp edges and its locks are on the outside, therefore unreachable by the horse, which is therefore safeguarded.