Well, one of my geldings got himself stuck in the fence today. When I found him you could see the sheer terror on his face. "OMG that's moving... and that over there isn't... they are both going to eat me and I can't run". I calmed him down and I had grabbed a pair of wire clippers before running over to him all the while shreaking "oh, my poor baby". OK, there was no running and shreaking, more of a calm collected walk analizing the situation as I approached. The fence is a woven wire fence with one strand of shock tape around the top edge. He had 3 legs tangeled in the fence and he was certain that the shock tape was going to eat him alive. Luckly the electric has been off for months (dont tell the horses) so even if he was touching it he wouldn't have been trapped in a torture device. Anyway, I clipped him out of the fence and he went galloping off to join the others. After that I grabbed a new roll of fence and replaced the section that he was tangeled in before going over to look him over. He seems fine and I am going to give him another check later today to see if anything presents late. Oh did I mention that the area was the muddy corner of the pasture and we just had lots of rain so we were standing in 6" to a foot of mud through this whole thing and I was wearing sneakers. Once upon a time white sneakers... what was I thinking when I bought them?
Have you ever had a horse get trapped somewhere? What happened?
Also it is getting to the point I need to replace my fencing. I am thinking about doing the 5 or 6 strands of electric wire. Our farm is expanding to house more livestock such as cattle and sheep. Anyone have concerns or thoughts on that type of fence? Now that I have had a horse get tangle in a fence I am worried about it. Though it is much less of a snare than what I have now.