Originally Posted by khorsluv
i know this may be off topic but I couldn't help but notice that you said that your horse is being kept in barbwire????????
WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THIS IS OKAY???
Horses can/should NEVER be kept in barbwire their skin is too soft and sensitive. Electric is more appropriate.
We have "horse-saftey" fencing..its a coated wire that pulses a current through and if it would to break it coils back on itself to ensure the horse does not get tangled in the fencing
Tens of thousands of horses are kept in barbwire all across the country. I agree, it's not the best or safest choice, but it works just fine if the horses have a big enough pasture. I have kept mine at facilities with barbwire and none of the horses ever had any problems.
One of my fence lines is topped with barbwire, and thier pasture is less than an acre. Before we put up electrobraid, they did fine with it. We put up the electric to keep them off the nice wood fencing on two sides, and to keep neighborhood kids from feeding them so often, lol. We just have one strand of electrobraid at the top rail.
Also, the OP BOARDS her horse, so she can't help what's on the fence. The only reason her horse is having any problems is because she's pawing. She'd still injur herself if she stuck a leg through wood fencing or barbless wire. You'd think the stupid horse would FEEL the barbwire and quit pawing like that, lol.