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post #11 of 26 Old 12-04-2010, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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This thread is super old, just so y'all know.

She's been home for about 3 or 4 months and so far the barbed wire hasn't been a problem at all. She doesn't really get near the fence at all so I'm not too worried.

Thanks for your thoughts. :)

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post #12 of 26 Old 12-04-2010, 02:27 PM
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Just about 97% of the fencing around here is barbed, SEMO is a large cattle area. I have hav more horses injured on smooth wire and in groundhog holes than barbed wire. The most I have ever dealt with is Majic getting her hind leg tangled when the cows in the pasture next door ran through the barbed wire fence, a few little cuts but she was fine, then there was the time Beau was chased through it, again, a few cuts and he was perfectly fine...

Im glad miss Lacy is doing good.

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For all of those that have had their horses housed with barbed wire for years with no incidents....just consider yourselves lucky so far, and knock on wood.

We used to too for many years.... until one horrific accident ripped our one geldings leg from the stifle all the way down to his coronet. it was the most horrific thing I had ever seen.
Jags had to be put down...it was a freak accident, but it did happen, and I will never forget that day and days to follow. I dont wish that on even my worst enemy. Took nearly 3 hours just to free the horse from the wire....as barbed wire wont snap like electric fence wire...learned that first hand.
Needless to say we ripped all 80acres of the sh*t down and re fenced it.

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For all of those that have had their horses housed with barbed wire for years with no incidents....just consider yourselves lucky so far, and knock on wood.

We used to too for many years.... until one horrific accident ripped our one geldings leg from the stifle all the way down to his coronet. it was the most horrific thing I had ever seen.
Jags had to be put down...it was a freak accident, but it did happen, and I will never forget that day and days to follow. I dont wish that on even my worst enemy. Took nearly 3 hours just to free the horse from the wire....as barbed wire wont snap like electric fence wire...learned that first hand.
Needless to say we ripped all 80acres of the sh*t down and re fenced it.

Thank you i always tell people not to use it but they never listen, even some electric fences are bad too. I had an incident where a bee stung my filly and she ran straight through the electric tape and i was on the other side and it got caught around my leg and ripped my leg up9behind the knee) i have 2 big scars there now. AND now my filly is scared of any tapes.
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post #15 of 26 Old 12-06-2010, 03:04 PM
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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.

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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.
True.

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.

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Completely respect your opinion Maverick. Im just saying, we all know the risks we dont need to be preached at about our fencing choices.

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I didn't mean to sound preachy....was I preachy

don't think so, just said why i didn't like the stuff.
also some people, especially new horse owners may not know the risk w barbed wire...so its good to get some experiences whether good or bad.

Like I say we had used it for years, had it all the tie as a kid, cuz it was cheap, and pretty easy to maintain. It wasn't until I had that accident w my gelding, that I changed my ways.
Again, not trying to preach just saying is all. :)

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I wasn't meaning you specifically that's why I said I respected your opinion, that was to you. The other part was just simplifying what I said earlier.

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Ahhhh gotcha. I know I can be a bit opinonated at times, but I thought this time I was being quite diplomatic, and was thinking how did I come across a totally diff way then I thought lol...
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