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post #1 of 54 Old 04-08-2008, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Do you fence with barbed wire?

Do you use barbed wire fencing for your horses?
I wish people would think about this for a moment... how dangerous it is for their horse.

My sister lost her Cream Draft gelding many years ago to a barbed wire injury. I have been preaching the evils of it ever since - yet some people dont take it seriously.

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post #2 of 54 Old 04-08-2008, 11:54 AM
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No I don't, and no I won't ever. It's stupid, even if the strands are tight.


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post #3 of 54 Old 04-08-2008, 12:07 PM
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Nope! It is definitely very dangerous. :(

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post #4 of 54 Old 04-09-2008, 05:21 PM
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And the same goes with goat fencing. Iv seen a horses hoof taken clean off because it got isnt foot stuck in one of the holes.

Im lucky, we have Pine round rails, with electric tape in the middle (of the gap)

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post #5 of 54 Old 04-09-2008, 06:09 PM
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NEVER!
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post #6 of 54 Old 04-11-2008, 10:17 AM
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I do not and would not support any boarding facility that used barbed wire or had any on their property. It's dangerous for the horses and cause so many problems
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post #7 of 54 Old 04-11-2008, 10:46 AM
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Sadly to say we do have some barbed wire left in our big pasture. We are in the process of replacing it all. We have barbless on one side and barbed on the other 3. We just got all our brace/corner posts replaced last fall and hopefully will get the other 3 sides done ASAP. We have woven wire horse fence in the dry lot. I'd like to put it around the pasture but the cost is pretty high, we'll have to stick with the barbless for now. We replaced all the corners with steel pipe. Termites are such a factor here that wood doesn't last long enough.
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post #8 of 54 Old 04-11-2008, 05:41 PM
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Well, I prolly wouldn't. I would really hate it if my horse had an accendent and it died slowing, causing bleeding. A lot of people do it though, and they're horses have never been hurt. But there is always a first time...

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post #9 of 54 Old 04-17-2008, 10:48 PM
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We have barbed wire... but it's not my choice to make. If I could change to hotwire, I most DEFINATELY WOULD... I hate barbed wire... I've been cut by it so many times and barbed wire cuts SCAR no matter what...

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post #10 of 54 Old 04-19-2008, 03:45 PM
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I disagree to the usage of barbed wire for horses, especially young ones who haven't learned better.

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