Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Jordan MI USA
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Is fence testing genetic?
Yesterday evening I looked out the window to see my three year old gelding with his head through the fence. Inspecting the ground on the other side. **** it! I had been working on making spring repairs on the fence and was just taking a break, and he already had his head through.
I was throwing on my coat to get back out there and finish when I had a flash back of another colt doing the same thing. His Sire who I raised from a four month old would also have his head through the fence the minute the power went out. None of the other horses I have owned including my three year old's mother have this behavior. I sold his sire when this colt was still a little foal. So it is not a behavior he learned from another horse. Just something I was wondering about.
Could he have inherited fence testing along with his spots?
What do you guys think?