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post #1 of 11 Old 01-11-2009, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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PLZ HELP! Horse hoove

My mare, when hungry, keeps pawing. And for the third time gets her hoof caught in the fence, and sliced into the back of the foot. Not much, but I don't know how to get her to stop!


Its not our pasture, but the land owners won't get suitable fencing... its Barbwire.

Tell what kind of fencing would work, that I could suggest....

Just one wall of the fence needs re fencing. The rest is fine.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-11-2009, 07:10 PM
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If she's barefoot, you could just put chicken wire or other small wire along the section she likes to paw at. That would be an affordable solution.

To help stop the pawing, feed her at different times of the day. When you go out there, don't feed her right away. Get her out and groom, do other chores, or just sit and read a book. She needs to get out of habit of you=food.

Also, make sure she has plenty of hay, so she doesn't get so hungry.
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post #3 of 11 Old 01-12-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

It has been really cold lately so I have not been able to get her out, but she does have hay.
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post #4 of 11 Old 01-13-2009, 01:09 AM
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Mr Red does this too. I just yell at him to QUIT! He knows *exactly* what I mean. Course...he knows I won't allow him in the barn til I say so, either....





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post #5 of 11 Old 01-13-2009, 11:00 AM
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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
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-13-2009, 02:58 PM
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pawing the ground

my 5 year old QH gelding used to do this too. How old is she. When my horse did it he was in his "testing" me phase and it was like its almost like a miniture tantrum. Or like he's bored and getting impatient. What I would do is everytime she paws at the ground I would back her up and make her wait. If she paws again, do the same thing. Repeat it until she stands without pawing and then continue on with what you were doing. It might take some time, but it will be worth it when it works. Hope this helps, it did for me!

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post #7 of 11 Old 01-14-2009, 02:18 AM
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Your most inexpensive and safest option is probably going to be to run an electric line so that your horse is kept away from the barbed wire. There are lots of varieties of electric wires and tapes available that can be used with portable pickets. As it sounds like you board your horse, you should discuss this with your BO and by your purchasing "portable" materials you can take them with you if you ever decide to move your horse. Talk with your agricultural supplier about what options are best for you.
Good luck and hope you can get your friend away from the barbed wire.
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-14-2009, 02:45 AM
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The best thing is maybe tie her up so she can't get to it or before eeding her sort her out! Groom her, pamper her ect She will then think, "Pamper time!" instead of "F-I-L-L M-Y S-T-O-M-A-C-H!" ok? Hope this helps

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-14-2009, 11:03 AM
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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.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-16-2009, 02:31 AM
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The only kind of fencing that may work would be something alone the lines of welded wire or horse safety net fencing. I could see her pawing and sticking a foot against electric and one of two things happening, either "ow, that hurts, I shouldn't paw so close to the fence again" or "ow, that hurts I am going to freak out and get tangled in the shockey fence now!" If you can talk the owners into it, try for something with 2x4 squares in it so they holes are not big enough to put a hoof into. I want to say electric may help out as long as she does not put her hoof over and through the fence and then freak when she gets shocked and do even more damage by being completely wrapped into electric fence line.

Maybe if you ran one electric wire furthur away from post than the barb wire and put it like chest high, this way she would not get close enough to stick a leg through barb wire and the electric is up high enough to keep her from putting a leg into it. I know they make like 5" extension insulators for electric wire. You might even have to use step in post and put it furthur away from the barbed than that.

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