Although split rail fences were originally used for farms to keep livestock from wandering, modern rail fences have been preferred by many homeowners throughout the years due to their durability.
The open design will let you economically fence the boundary of large or small areas. This type of fence is also often referred to as "ranch style" or "horse" fences.
Post and Rail fencing can appear rustic or formal depending on the style and material you choose. Either style can be used decoratively.