The Science Behind The Stripes

Written by System Fencing Monday, July 7, 2014

It’s that time of year again, fly season! Those annoying insects buzzing around you and your horses can be frustrating and downright intolerable. System Tack has many fly prevention products, but none like the Buzz-Off Zebra Fly Sheet from Bucas. This fly sheet not only prevents flies from getting to the horse, but deters flies from even landing on your horse.

A study was conducted where wooden pallets containing vegetable oil were painted in three different animal colors – all black, all white and black and white zebra patterned. They then distributed the pallets in a densely fly infested area and received intriguing results. The study found that far more flies were attracted to the all black and all white painted pallets, than the black and white striped pallet. This research supported what others have postulated about the unique pattern of the Zebra’s coat – that the contrasting pattern confuses the fly’s optic sensors, making them unsure of what exactly they are looking at. Being unsure, the flies will generally avoid landing on the striped skin and look for somewhere or something with a more inviting appearance on...

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System Fencing Supports Local Communities: Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre

Written by System Fencing Tuesday, June 24, 2014

System Fencing spends countless hours supporting local communities like Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre and our service and expertise benefits many young and adult riders all around Ontario. Organizations like Sunrise depend on local businesses for funding and System Fencing is more than happy to work alongside them.

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre has been serving the communities of Guelph/Cambridge and Wellington County for the past 32 years. Thousands of children and adults with special needs have benefitted from the therapy received through the power of the horse.

Sunrise is a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA), and is the only accredited

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Stonewood Equestrian: Uncompromising Excellence

Written by System Fencing Tuesday, June 24, 2014
             STONEWOOD EQUESTRIAN is an A circuit Hunter/Jumper facility located in Pick­ering, Ontario. System Fencing helped transform this classic barn into a truly unique equestrian destination. With the staff’s knowledge and expertise, this newly renovated facility is remarkable to say the least. Originally founded in the 1970’s by the Wade family, Stonewood had been a training facility for young horses and riders in addition to an extensive breeding operation for Canadian Sport Horses back in the day. With the help and guidance from System Fencing, this facility went under a massive renovation a few years ago to restore the elegance of the original buildings and create a top notch training facility.


               The services they offer meet every riders needs and they believe on providing uncompressing excellence in coaching and care. Each program they...

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Horse Fencing Questions

Written by System Fencing Thursday, June 19, 2014


President, Dwayne Job recently gave a presentation for the Management of Equine Environment course, part of the online equine studies diploma program offered by Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph. He encouraged the students to ask him further questions about their studies, barns, or equestrian lifestyle. Here is an e-mail from a student inquiring about the best fencing available. Also there is a link to the main page of Equine Guelph for more information...

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New GM for System Fencing

Written by System Fencing Friday, May 16, 2014

David Stuart New System Fencing GM

ROCKWOOD, Ontario, Canada (May 16, 2014) ……… is delighted to announce David Stuart as its inaugural General Manager. A harness racing veteran, Stuart is best known for Royal Blue Standardbred Sales and Halton Bloodstock Agency and as well as Administration Coordinator of the Ontario Sires Stakes.

Company President Dwayne Job explains Stuart will be responsible for guiding the company’s vast array of horse industry product and service expansion.
With its head office and tack shop located 15-minutes north of Mohawk Raceway, serves the equine world with high quality goods and services ranging from custom stalls, fencing materials, fence installation, gates, exercise equipment including the “Odyssey”, shelters and barn construction supplies, blanket cleaning and repair, equine rehabilitation, farrier and tack shop supplies, rubber flooring and walks, to the cutting edge “Thunder Spa”.
Job asserts Stuart is essential to assist him and...
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