I got a new horse last September and am boarding for the first time. I love the barn I board at.
The fencing is high tensile with electric. Oz simply does NOT respect the fence. He cut his hock on the fence this past winter... took a couple months to heal.
The BO told me that he's been sneaking through the fence. She's watched how he does it... Just sticks his head under the top wire and goes through. Pays NO attention to the current.
She thought he was escaping to get to greener grass so she put him and his herd in a larger pasture with lots of nice grass. He decided to escape again and this time managed to cut his hock again... this time worse than the last.
What the heck am I going to do with this horse?!? I'm super bummed that he's hurt again and also sad that my summer riding plans are now finished.
We've considered moving him to my parents' with the rest of my horses... mostly due to the fact that we're not sure we can afford to keep paying board. We just redid part of the fence with heavy gauge barbless wire and are going to electrify it... but the line fence with the neighbor (he has beef cattle) is barbed. I worry about moving Oz there because he manages to cut himself on wire without barbs.
The pasture at my parents' is MUCH larger, though.... about 40 acres vs. about 10 at the boarding barn.