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    05-26-2013, 11:20 PM
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Foal
Lightbulb Fencing ideas for a BLIND horse.

Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forum.
I am adopting a BLIND 11yr old Mare from a shelter. She is fully broke, solid, and very mild tempered.
I currently board another horse at my good friend's stables, and will also be boarding her there.
I am fully prepared for the special needs she will need to have.. but fencing is the ONLY thing I haven't figured out completely.
If this were MY farm, I would absolutely put the money into brand new wooden fencing for the blind mare.. but it is not.. so I am trying to find a less expensive, SAFE fencing alternative for her.
I've read that placing small BELLS on the electric fence may help her learn where the fencing is and keep her from bumping into it and spooking her.
Does anyone here have any experience with blind horses? What are your thoughts? Your opinions are MUCH appreciated.
Thanks for your input.
Tammi
     
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    05-26-2013, 11:42 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Use a different footing, such as wood chips, right before the fence or other pasture obstacles to let her know that she's near an obstacle that she should be cautious of.
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    05-27-2013, 12:48 AM
  #3
Started
Here is a good site
A guide to loving and caring for blind horses
     
    05-27-2013, 12:57 AM
  #4
Yearling
I really like the idea of small, inexpensive bells tied through the tape or rope with something non-conductive or simple to remove like Christmas ornament hangers.
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    05-27-2013, 10:05 AM
  #5
Showing
Horses are much more sensitive to an electric fence than we are. My horse would be 20' away from the wire and he knew the moment I turned it on. I think they are sensitive to the energy the wire gives off. Walk her around the perimeter a few times. BTW my Shetland mare loved to "escape". One pasture had a single wire. She'd stand back about 30' and get the timing of the pulses. She would suddenly be moving fast and duck under the wire so as not to get a shock. I watched her many times. She had the timing perfect. When I was near the fence I was unaware of the energy pulsing from it but the horses sense it or hear it. I had a mare that knew if the fence wasn't on. She'd put her whiskers on the wire to double check, then escape. After that no more whiskers.
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    05-27-2013, 01:57 PM
  #6
Started
I have heard putting rocks like a foot or two by the fence works. I would love to see pictures of this girl!
     
    05-27-2013, 04:57 PM
  #7
Showing
This is interesting. I was reading how a city slicker attended his first roundup of horses. They were divided in to 3 big wooden corrals. As he watched from the outside the others had been milling about and were settling down when one big colt began to check out the fence without touching it and he was doing this at a brisk trot. The colt was blind, to everyone's surprise. He never took a misstep nor bumped into the fence or another horse. The cowboys figured he was mapping out the corral. The horses were in for vetting then turned out again.
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    05-27-2013, 05:14 PM
  #8
Foal
I'd say, like some of the other posters, to put gravel or something around the outside of the field, by the fence?
When she steps on a different surface, she'll learn that the fence is there! :)
Good luck, and good on you for taking on a blind horse! :)
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    05-27-2013, 10:05 PM
  #9
Foal
I will post pics as soon as I go visit her again. Hopefully Wednesday :)
     

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