By now, most people have heard what high tensile fences are. However, not all people realize the benefits of a high tensile fence. In fact, not many farmers know about this kind of fence. Most prefer to go with the gauged barbed wire fences or electric fences installed on 2 by 4s nailed to the post. Although these are the common choices for the most part, they are not the most effective. The barbed wire fence tends to rust away far too easily, while the electrical fence is easy to knock off the porcelain cups if an animal is determined.