Originally Posted by Honeysuga
The funny thing is, everything you do with horses is potentially dangerous to them, like has been said put them in a padded stall and they will go to a nice soft plushy corner and smother themselves...
Taking a horse in a trailer is an accident waiting to happen, what if the horse freaks out and gets trapped, what if you wreck? Trail riding is a veritable mine field frought with fallen trees, lions and tigers and bears, and atvs... horse shows are a cesspool for every communicable disease in the horse world. Hell the only safe horse is a dead one really. Point is, we are all big kiddies on here and we know the dangers, please give it a rest.
But that being said...if horses are so accident prone, why would you place them in fencing that has proven to increase risk of major injuries and yes death exponentially.
Also yes, trailing can be a danger...but again...I wouldn't knowingly place my horse in a trailer w a driver who is inexperienced, or in road conditions that are not favorable...Id take the precautions necessary to try to prevent injury or accidents. Not to say that nothing ever would go wrong even on the most perfect day...but I wont increase those odds, by knowingly placing my horse in a situation where the risks would increase.
Horse shows can be a cesspool of germs diseases for horses....and again wouldn't take my horse to a show w out being properly vaccinated or in ill health...again keeping him or her as safe as I can within my power....not to say something wouldn't happen, but just limiting the risks best I can for my horses in all situations.
So for ME
that means no barbed wire to contain them.
Yes we are all big kiddies...so we can all do what we want.
But this is a public forum chalked FULL of opinions, experiences and ideas.
And some of us are merely sharing those with the OP about our thoughts on barbed wire., nothing more....I'm well rested thanks :)
You want to house your horse in barbed wire go for it...not stopping you....just giving my 2 cents about why I myself
hate the stuff.