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    08-07-2011, 05:42 PM
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Weanling
Just finished Electric fence for stable portion, QUESTION.......

I just ran the portion around my 30x30 stable yard and 2 gates and my question is do I need to be out there when he possibly gets his first hit of the fence? I'm guessing no but just not sure so wanted to ask. The guy I got him from had the white tape but looking at his setup one day, I'm not sure if it even worked lol as he had it grounded to the wire, didnt see any ground rods and I think he said he just grounded it to .........forgot what he said exactly. I have the regular galvanized wire actually and I unplugged it to let him in and walk him around the perimeter of it and also the extension area on backside of yard that I made to make up for the area that I took off of the original yard. He is eating the rest of his hay in the trough after grazing all day and I'm bout to go riding in about an hour and a half. I am wondering rather I should just plug in the box cause I know I am gona have it on always anyway when I'm not messing with him. Just wasnt sure rather I might need to be out there when and if he even attempts to be curious.
     
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    08-07-2011, 06:33 PM
  #2
Weanling
Also wanted to see if its working for myself but I sure as heck don't want touch it lol. From what the instruction booklet says though and the number of beeps/blinks it makes per second, it's working according to that
     
    08-07-2011, 06:41 PM
  #3
Trained
They learn very quick when they get a jolt. If he has been around electric fencing before, he knows what it's all about. You could be out there all day & he probably won't touch it.
     
    08-07-2011, 08:20 PM
  #4
Trained
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
also wanted to see if its working for myself but I sure as heck don't want touch it lol. From what the instruction booklet says though and the number of beeps/blinks it makes per second, it's working according to that
It the charger is blinking/clicking (or beeping) the charger is working. If you actually want to test the fence wire at a certain point, they sell cheap testers that you can hook on the wire and a probe to stick in the ground.

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Just wasnt sure rather I might need to be out there when and if he even attempts to be curious.
Horses that are used to electric fences, wire, rope, or tape generally won't mess with it at all. Our mares will graze as far as they can reach without touching it. Every once is a while they will accidentally get too close reaching for the last blade of grass and get a shock, but it just causes them to take a quick step back (similar to a one step spook on the trail).
     
    08-07-2011, 08:57 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
It the charger is blinking/clicking (or beeping) the charger is working. If you actually want to test the fence wire at a certain point, they sell cheap testers that you can hook on the wire and a probe to stick in the ground.



Horses that are used to electric fences, wire, rope, or tape generally won't mess with it at all. Our mares will graze as far as they can reach without touching it. Every once is a while they will accidentally get too close reaching for the last blade of grass and get a shock, but it just causes them to take a quick step back (similar to a one step spook on the trail).
While the charger may be working, it does not mean your fence line is operating properly throughout, so it is best to test it periodically and make sure to test all portions of the fence line. The testers are cheap and very easy to use - as a quick alternative in a pinch, you can use the back of your hand. It doesn't *hurt* - just don't use the palm because the jolt can cause your hand to close around the line and that's not good, lol.
     
    08-07-2011, 09:03 PM
  #6
Trained
OH give a quick touch, it ain't that bad!
     
    08-07-2011, 09:11 PM
  #7
Weanling
[QUOTE=themacpack;1128491]While the charger may be working, it does not mean your fence line is operating properly throughout, so it is best to test it periodically and make sure to test all portions of the fence line. The testers are cheap and very easy to use - as a quick alternative in a pinch, you can use the back of your hand. It doesn't *hurt* - just don't use the palm because the jolt can cause your hand to close around the line and that's not good, lol.[/QUOTE

Lol @ you and waresbare! I actually when I was a kid used to go to my neighbors and play with the pigs and dogs and stuff and sometimes we would get hit often by the wire and it didnt hurt lol. I think back then though they had boxes that you could change the sensitivity level on it.
     

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