Originally Posted by natisha
How could that be true? Yes, plain wire can slice but barbed wire not only slices but grabs & rips flesh too. It's much easier to fix cuts than minced meat.
Barbed wire has no place in modern horse keeping with safer alternatives available.
The theory behind that is a horse will push a barbed wire fence, get poked, back off, as opposed to just being able to push a wire fence without any actual repercussion. Wire fencing isn't great for horses in general, I'm not sure I'll ever say one is worse than the others.
That's not the point though. It's very common for people to have wire fencing and there's no way HC could have predicted this or changed the outcome. Rex could have gotten tangled in hot tape or broken a wood fence and who knows what his injuries might have been.
HC, you've had way too much bad luck. I'm so sorry this happened to your man, I'll be rooting for him every day for a speedy recovery with no hiccups. Hugs and jingles and carrots! Posted via Mobile Device