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        12-23-2012, 04:38 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Have you ever had a problem with wind? And power outages?
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    The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
         
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        12-23-2012, 04:58 PM
      #32
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
    Yes I planned on having it on for the first few weeks then a few weeks in fall too then having it off for the rest of the time as long as I don't have any problems.
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        12-24-2012, 06:55 AM
      #33
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
    Agreed. Don't skimp on the charger. Pay a few more $$s and get a charger that is at least double what you think you need and you won't be sorry.
         
        12-24-2012, 08:22 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    The secret is a hot fence when your horse is learning about electric fences. Make that baby good and hot and they learn not to push on it. If you don't make it hot from the get go they'll learn to go through as it don't hurt that bad.
    It's the grounding system that makes it hot.

    Gallagher recommends at least five ground rods spaced 10 feet a part. I took their advice and neither the horses, nor the neighborhood kids will touch it.....

    Word gets around among the kids......several funny stories but that's another post...
         
        12-24-2012, 09:57 AM
      #35
    Foal
    Thanks for the advice! :)
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        12-24-2012, 03:45 PM
      #36
    Trained
    We use hot tape, but only as interior fencing, not boundaries. After seeing one of my horses bolt after chucking me
    Off and run straight through it, snapping it like it wasn't there, I just don't trust it enough for boundaries. However all
    Our other horses respect it just fine and we use it to restrict their grazing.

    Two plain wires isn't enough for ours when they get hungry, they walk through.

    We have about five plain wires and barb on top (cattle fencing) which works fine. On some fences we have an electric standoff which is even better as they can't lean on the fence at all. However make sure it is high enough, at the station one filly got her leg hooked over the hot wire, luckily it had shorted out or it would have been a disaster.

    My ideal would be post and rail or the new plastic strip fencing, with either an electric stand off or you can get the top part of the plastic strip electrified. But that gets exxy!
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        12-24-2012, 05:36 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    I have field fence adn t post around my entire place with one strand of hot wire Wide Tape . The center divider between the pastures is pipe post and top bar and two strands of hot wire tape, and the horses test the fence, and will crawl under to get to the other pasture. Three pastures with T post and caps, even though the caps end up missing or off, and two strands of tape on 2 pastures and 3 strrands of tape on the front by the road.
         
        12-24-2012, 07:29 PM
      #38
    Foal
    I believe electric fencing is really dependent on the horse. Some horses will respect it and some will not, but those that don't are usually lacking in something that they need.
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        12-24-2012, 07:39 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
    My horses test the fence and will get out. They don't need anything. They have pasture, alfalfa hay morn and night, clean water tub that you can swim in, free choice mineral /salt. Room to run, roll , trees for shade . They are wormed on a regular basis. They are fat and sassy.
         
        12-24-2012, 08:34 PM
      #40
    Foal
    It could also depend on how hot the fence is also. Your horses sound mischievous lol.
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