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...
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!