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        04-01-2013, 10:35 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Sending healing thoughts over, and if this is the second time your horses have been injured by this fence I would certainly be changing either farm or fence. Make sure to have electricity in your wires if you use smooth wire or tape. And if your horse already likes to look for ways to pop over the fence, don't use plastic temporary fence, those are crap and are only for VERY temporary arrangements. Metal t-posts with caps, and 2 or more lines of wire. I've read somewhere that the best fence's top wire is up to the withers of the tallest horse in the pasture and bottom wire no more than 1 foot off the ground. My fences aren't like that now, but are in serious need of rebuilding and I would definitely do it that way next time. And lastly, good luck! Fencing is hard work, but it is worth it to go the extra mile and measure it out. Make sure all your posts are straight and even, and you'll have a fence that lasts a good while.
         
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        04-05-2013, 12:25 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Alright so update. Smartys doing heaps better everythings healing up very quickly. We are now having to work on reducig the scarring as much as possible. Will take some pics of how its looking tomorrow.
    Well the fence hasnt been fixed and I saw her leaning over it yesterday which got me nervous. Sent a text to the aggistment owner and asked him politely when would he be fixing the fence. He replied that he is away mustering atm and wont be able to get back to fence until next week. Then asked if I had straightened the fences. I said we tried to straighten them but couldn't. He replied the only way I will try to straighten the posts is no different to how you would and that is by hand..

    So atm I'm not really too sure. But I'm going to go look at aggistments that have their fencing up and secure and safe. I don't want to wait for smarty to do this again. Was it a freak accident that she threw herself over this fence? Who knows. Will she do it again? Who knows. The uncertainty of not knowing and not being 100 percent sure that she will not do it again worries me alot. I like this aggistment for the fact it has 2 round yards, an arena and is very close to where I live. Most of the boarders are lovely nd will help you out and I'd hate to leave but theres a pile up of reasons now. I guess now its the point where I have to decide, am I happy with whats happening, am I happy to stay this way, am I content.
         
        04-05-2013, 07:28 AM
      #13
    Cat
    Green Broke
    If a horse has been injured on the fencing and the owner is not willing to fix an obvious issue like a leaning fence to prevent future injuries - I would be moving my horse ASAP. That is basic barn management that he is ignoring - maintaining safe facilities.
         
        04-05-2013, 10:49 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Everything about this just pisses me off!!!
         
        04-05-2013, 02:14 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Bar owner-needs to fix the fences if its in the contract. If not, id have been out of there the second he started delaying.

    Im sorry this happened to your baby :(

    What is the yellow lotion your using?
         
        04-05-2013, 10:13 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tayz    
    So atm I'm not really too sure. But I'm going to go look at aggistments that have their fencing up and secure and safe. I don't want to wait for smarty to do this again. Was it a freak accident that she threw herself over this fence? Who knows. Will she do it again? who knows. The uncertainty of not knowing and not being 100 percent sure that she will not do it again worries me alot. I like this aggistment for the fact it has 2 round yards, an arena and is very close to where I live. Most of the boarders are lovely nd will help you out and I'd hate to leave but theres a pile up of reasons now. I guess now its the point where I have to decide, am I happy with whats happening, am I happy to stay this way, am I content.
    She will do it again.
    And it's not about your comfort, it's about her safety.
    Move.
         

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