The post-and-rail fence is also known as a ranch-style fence. You see them around corrals or running along long driveways. Split-rail fences can be considered a subset of the post-and-rail style. While they don't offer privacy and will not keep dogs or children from passing through, they do provide visual structure that can be attractive and functional.
Often constructed in cedar, post and rail fences can add a beautiful dimension to your landscape. At Action Fence & Deck we have installed many variations of this category, including all wood, wood and stone, all vinyl and pipe rail.