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    09-08-2010, 09:43 PM
  #1
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Barbed wire?

I'm not sure where the right section to put this is so I just kinda guessed, sorry if it's wrong! :)

So, I know that barbed wire is a huge no no and I've seen the damage it can do to horses, so no need to convince me of anything. However, on the land that I'm about to move Lacey to, I discovered that one strand, the middle strand, out of 5 strands of wire (so strand #3) and 3 ft tall sheep type fence at the very bottom (the wire and sheep fence kind of overlap with wooden fencing on the outside, it's a little hard to describe) is barbed wire. I examined it thoroughly and there is really no way to take it off the fence posts without really changing the integrity of the fence.
So, my basic wonderment is if I should use some kind of something, like duct tape, to cover over the pokey parts [which would be quite the task], or do you think she'd be fine since it's the middle strand, it's pulled tight, and it's rather far off the ground? She's going to have about three acres all to herself with 2 very non-aggressive llamas for company, so it's not like she's going to get pushed around into the fence by other horses...

Help?

Other than that, and a need to cap T-posts [which is going to be tomorrow's task], the property is all set and she should be moving in this weekend!
     
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    09-08-2010, 09:49 PM
  #2
Showing
Hey, glad to see you back . Yep barbed wire can be dangerous, but the funny thing about horses is you can put them in a rubber room and they would still find a way to hurt themselves. Most of our pasture is barbed wire and in all the years of having horses, only 1 has hurt himself bad enough to require more than a rinse and a 'keep an eye on it'. Lacey is a smart enough girl that I bet she'll be fine. If you really want the barbed wire gone, you can start going around the perimeter with a set of wire nippers and take off just the barbs themselves. It would be a hell of a lot of work but it wouldn't compromise the fence and you wouldn't have to re-do the whole thing.
     
    09-08-2010, 10:18 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
I'm really glad to be back! I've missed y'all!

That is SO true about a rubber room! Hahaha! That's kinda what I was thinking too, that if she really wants to hurt herself, she will find a way, no matter what I do about it.

Maybe I'll ask the property owner what he thinks about me taking the pokey's off when I talk to him this weekend, just to give myself peace of mind.

I can't wait to introduce you all to Llacey! [that would be, llamas + Lacey = Llacey, heeheehee]
     
    09-08-2010, 10:26 PM
  #4
Trained
Our guys are always in fences with a top strand of barb, as it's a cattle property. The only incident we have had with the barb is bundy tearing the front of his rug to shreds being a fatty and eating over the fence!

If it's well tensioned and there are no horses to play with on the other side of the fence, she should be fine.
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    09-12-2010, 08:31 PM
  #5
Weanling
If you're real concerned about it, ask the owner if you can run an electric fence strand on extensions even with the barbed wire. That will keep her from getting close enough to the fence to get hung up in it. Even if you don't have electricity at the barn, they make solar fence chargers to charge fence with. I've even seen regular chargers rigged to run off a car battery! Just a thought.
     
    09-12-2010, 10:05 PM
  #6
Started
Where I board is mostly all barbwire. Worse things that ever happen is they lose tails in the little barbs...
     
    09-12-2010, 10:34 PM
  #7
Green Broke
We've got some barbed wire in the turnout area where my horse is (it will all be removed soon). I shredded the white plastic bags the shavings came in and tied strips every foot or two along the entire fence to ensure the horses KNOW the fence is there.

One horse got a small scrape on his face (stuck it through the fence to say hi to the neighboring horses) but the rest are content to stay away since they are well aware it's there.
     
    09-14-2010, 12:28 AM
  #8
Weanling
Most of my fences are barbed, and they've been here for YEARS (some of the wire on this place is 100 years old), and nobody has gotten seriously injured on it. We've had worse on a piece of old tin.

Most all of the fence i've built in the last year since we moved in has been largely that smooth "horse wire" but that's namely because it's what I get my hands on without paying for it. If i'm building, though, I prefer a top wire of barbed and the rest smooth. MY horses are more respectful of that strand of barbed wire.
     
    12-04-2010, 12:04 PM
  #9
Yearling
Barbed wire is a NO NO horses don't have thick skin like cows do they can cut them selves so easily.

Grass is always greener on the other side. Horses can get tabgled so easily in it aswell
     
    12-04-2010, 01:27 PM
  #10
Yearling
We have barbed wire everywhere nearly except where the field is in strip grazing then its an electric fence.
Nobody has hurt themselves(bar me) on it few little knicks to rugs. If strung correct and tightly its ine for fencing its when its loose you wanna watch it.
Iv seen horrendous injuries from post and rail however which put me rih
Ght off it for life sticking with my barb!
Once she is home walk her the field perimetre and as she is with llamas should be no high jinx
     

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