I'm considering using hi-tensile as a perimeter fence for the large back pastures for my mares, mainly because of cost. I've read the Kencove literature and it doesn't seem terribly difficult. Any real-life experiences? Also, I'd like to space wood posts about 40 ft apart and use battens between for visibility. I can buy plastic battens, but they're over $2 ea. I thought maybe I could drill holes(or just make a groove and use clips) in PVC pipe for battens. Any tips/caveats, etc??