I will ask the BO about the setup of the fence. The biggest issue is that Oz is the ONLY horse that is getting out. In the winter when it happened there were three horses that got cut but we think the first one pulled the wire down and then the other two got tangled in it because it was down and nobody noticed.
There are 7 horses in the herd (I may be off about the acreage, and they have been turned out in a larger pasture since I was last out there). Oz is not getting bullied, though... he has no marks on him and nobody's ever seen him getting chased since the first few weeks he arrived (back in September). The BO actually WATCHED him walk through the fence... and nobody was bothering him in the slightest.
My biggest worry about bringing him to my parents is the barbed wire. We put up barbless on the fence we just replaced but there is still barbed on the rest of it. Granted, it's all going to be electric, but if he's not respecting the electric where he's at, why would he respect the electric at my parents? Another down side is that it's over an hour away, but the way things have been going at work lately I haven't been able to work with him, anyway.
He's still in training, and I haven't even ridden him yet. I'm "in training" myself. I've been taking lessons. Both of us were just at the point where the trainer felt I could ride him and then this happened.
So, I really don't want to bring him home until I've at least ridden him a few times to make sure I'm comfortable. I have no arena (outdoor or indoor) at my parents' so that security would not be there. It would be straight up trail riding (there is an arena a few miles away but we'd have to trail ride in order to get there).
I'm just really tore up about it. First and foremost, I'm upset he's hurt. Secondly, I was planning on riding him a lot this summer and then making a decision what to do in the fall: keep him where he's at, move him to my parents, or sell him if he ends up being too much horse for me. Now I'm continuing to pay board, his training time will be extended, plus there's the extra cost while he's stall bound and requires so much extra care.