Originally Posted by Calming Melody
The cut really wasn't that deep , thankfully , the deepest the one may be is maybe like a cm. I been watching him for the past few hours and he is walking fine and was even running a little bit ...I am very thankfull that it wasn't much worse !! I say we won't be changing out fence , we live on 23 acres and that's a lot of fence. When I have had horses before , we have always had barbed wire fence , and the horse has been around it since he was born. Now I did notice tonight while I was watching them that someone was shooting a gun nearby and they didn't like it at all ! I wonder if that may have had something to do with it ? I will def keep updating the post and tell ya'll how he is doing ! Going to check his bandage in the morning and put some more spray and anitbiotic cream on it.
My pasture too is all barbed wire and I must say it is the worst thing for horses. My two horses are always getting scratched up on it, not cut but scratched. I can't replace the whole fence because we get cattle sometimes too. It is great for cattle but is the worst thing for horses. We have 40 acres that is divided up into a front and back, so I was thinking of having one of the sides redone for horses and leaving the other side for cattle. Maybe you could do the same. If anyone could tell us what the best kind of fencing for horses is that would be great and use that kind of fencing for the horses and leave the barbed wire for cattle.