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    10-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Green Broke
Thank you everyone! Yes this dog is going to be in big trouble if I see it again anywhere near the barn! Chasing the horses in turnout, then this! Next time it happens I'm calling the cops! Ugh! I'm lucky I didn't get hurt withnhow bad Oliver was struggling!

BITD- I very much agree about not needing to use them if the horse is well behaved. I will now not be using them!! At least not those ones!

Sarah, I'm so sorry your horse lost an eye!
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    10-23-2011, 11:57 PM
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    10-24-2011, 12:00 AM
Oh thanks :) It was 6 years ago, and she gets along just fine with one eye! In fact, I was just out trail riding and puddle jumping with her today! It gives her character. But make sure to talk to the BO about this so yours and no one elses horses end up injured. Its a traumatic experience for any horse and should not happen!!
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    10-24-2011, 12:04 AM
Green Broke
Oh trust me! My trainer will be out first thing in the morning, she called and left a message like I did. She will be knocking on their front door, and talking to the manager!
    10-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Good!! Let me know how that goes... You've peaked my interest!
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    10-24-2011, 12:11 AM
Green Broke
Haha I will for sure, I got ahold of my trainers chiro that's she uses for her horses. So she is going to fully check him out. I will also be doing massage work on his neck :)
    10-24-2011, 06:22 AM
Scary indeed! Glad he is ok.
    10-24-2011, 06:51 AM
If they don't contain the dogs, I'd be looking for a new barn. The last thing I would want would be a dog chasing my horse while I'm in the saddle. As for calling the cops, not such a good idea. It could cause more trouble then you want.

What you described is one reason I always carry a sharp, easy to open knife with me when I'm out with the horses.
    10-24-2011, 07:46 AM
I rarely use cross ties too. I just like my horses to stand where/when I tell them too. BUT, if I do use them, they either have safety latches or the clips are tied on with baling twine, which also works well, or use a safety halter. I have had too many horses get sppoked by something and scramble in the cross ties over the years, so would just rather not chance it. Besides, my guys are such slaves to their tummys that if they DID get sppoked and run, they would only go as far as the first blade of grass.
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    10-24-2011, 08:47 AM
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I agree with Frankn, All our cross ties have safety snaps BUT, more importantly, they are tied to the barn with baling twine. If the horse pulls hard the twine will break loose and the horse still has the web ties attached for easy catching. If you use heavy rope or chain (yuck!) then have the twine on the snaps instead.
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