Originally Posted by nikelodeon79
I think barbless is safer than high tensile, at least the thin stuff. It cuts like a razor when it's tight and is prone to winding around legs when it's not tight.
My horse just cut himself on high tensile for the second time. The fence is electric... he just ignores the current and goes right through. This time the cut is right down to the bone. There goes my summer riding plans. :(
That is NOT high tensile you are referring to, that is wire for electric fencing, the stuff I use doesn't not cut and a tree can & has fell on it and it doesn't break, you can not even cut it with wire cutters you need fencing pliers. Heavy gauge high tensile is impossible to break, doesn't cut skin, hide, etc and is very, very safe. Again, I have not used barbless wire, so I can't comment.
ETA, if I have time tomorrow, I will take pics of both kinds & show you the difference.