Need to put up electric fence for Winter

Star the Fell

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i will do a 'Google' search when I get time, but I now have 5 horses and 4 Wintter turnout areas. So the plan is to slit the biggest area into two using electric fence.
The problem is, is tat the ground is hardcore. So I can't get normal electric fence posts in. Has anyone any ideas of what I can use?
I had to split the area recently to restrict my laminitis pony, I just tied electric fence up from one fence rail across to that on the opposite side, which worked ok, but I didn't have to do it everyday. I need something fairly permanent with a ' gate' to let one horse into the fenced off bit.
Hope that makes sense!
 

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How far is it? I've managed to get plastic posts in some bits of the stone driveway at the field, sometimes takes a dozen tries tho. For the bits I needed something a bit more beefy I put a wooden post in a wheel and tyre (a bit pikey but doing the job for now) and I've seen several people using an old bucket, filled with concrete and a post put in it :)
 

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The ground is building materials and stone. Around 36ft I think.
I thought about buckets and concrete last night, didn't know if I was being a bit daft. I have asked Mr Star if he could rig me something up using concrete. We have a few large clay pots in the garden doing nothing, so he is going to use those with a fence post stuck into concrete. I think we will need 4 to cover the length.
He is going to try to make them so that they are no too heavy to be moved, but if they are spaced out enough, I think they can be left in there and just take off the tape in Summer when Star will have the paddock to herself.
If I remember, I'll take photos of the finished product and let you know if it works.
 

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For 36ft I would just stick a hook on the fence and use gate handles to make it openable :) my standard post requirement is every 8m around the field as long as I have a solid post at either end to be able to tension it, I also only use 3mm twine as it's lighter and doesn't sag so much.
 
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