I would really prefer that my thread not turn into a debate about whether or not barbed wire is ok.
I know the dangers and that's basically why I posted this thread. My second sentence of this ENTIRE thread is:
"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."
I don't care if you just said "I personally wouldn't do it". That's just peachy, and that's the kind of opinions I wanted when I posted this thread 3 month AGO. However, it's now three months later and the issue is non-existent anymore and there is absolutely no reason to turn this into a barbed wire user-bashing thread. Everyone on this thread who uses barbed wire has stated that they understand the risks and they are willing to take them, so let's all just please drop this thread and let it die.
Also, if you had read my first post, you would have seen that it's the third strand down from the top, tightly backed by chicken wire and there really isn't anyway for her to get somehow stuck on it unless she tried really really hard. And, she doesn't have any horsey pasture mates that might push her into it.
And, for the record, the other day I accidentally ran my coat against it pretty hard and while my coat caught a little bit, it didn't tear or rip at all. Therefore, I'm not too worried about her just walking into it. And since she is smarter than to go running full into it, I think we'll be fine.
I just don't appreciate the assumption by some on this thread that I'm a dumb incompetent since I'm using a string of barbed wire. I know the risks, like I stated, I've seen what it can do, like I stated, and that's the entire reason why this thread was created: to weigh the risks. So, if you want to go over the risks of barbed wire, please start a new thread and help people who legitimately do not know that barbed wire is bad.
And I'm really sorry if this seems overly harsh, I'm just sick of people who jump on others without really reading the posts before theirs.
And I very much appreciate everyone who posted in a friendly, non condescending manner, no matter what your opinion was.