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post #11 of 16 Old 10-30-2009, 08:34 AM
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I'm not sure how big the field is, but my best advice would be if you can't avoid it, definitely pick up some rolls of that nylon plastic "tape". We have it in orange and pink, it's super cheap, and I have a piece tied on in between every single fence post. It's probably not neccesary with our girls because they know the fence, but I did it when I brought my 2 year old home. A hyper active youngster doesn't always pay the best attention and I've seen them hit non-visible fences so many times. Any type of wire fence and it's a good idea because it has almost zero visibility to a galloping horse.

It will definitely give you a serious advantage in avoiding fence related injuries, especially in youngsters.
agreed. Especially with babies. When they learn to run, they do. And they have poor judgment about when to start stoping. They fall a lot, run into things, etc. I woldnt ever put my baby in barbed wire if I could avoid it. I just think its a bad idea with the little ones. They build up so much energy and have to get it out, running...
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-30-2009, 08:39 AM
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I'm not sure how big the field is, but my best advice would be if you can't avoid it, definitely pick up some rolls of that nylon plastic "tape". We have it in orange and pink, it's super cheap, and I have a piece tied on in between every single fence post. It's probably not neccesary with our girls because they know the fence, but I did it when I brought my 2 year old home. A hyper active youngster doesn't always pay the best attention and I've seen them hit non-visible fences so many times. Any type of wire fence and it's a good idea because it has almost zero visibility to a galloping horse.

It will definitely give you a serious advantage in avoiding fence related injuries, especially in youngsters.

Will be piicking up tape on thursday and doing the field so before I put them into it, its about 5acres
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-30-2009, 06:12 PM
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My sisters American Cream Draft gelding, Goldrush, died because he got his two front legs caught in barbed wire. After surgery and a month of recovery he had to be put down because his bones where they had been exposed to air all night began to crumble inside him.

Anyone who thinks barbed wire is OK for horses is so wrong. And one day they might be sorry they thought it was safe for horses.


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post #14 of 16 Old 10-30-2009, 06:23 PM
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tape bought and put around field, took 6 rolls of the stuff but it is up,
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post #15 of 16 Old 11-02-2009, 01:32 PM
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WOW! Glad to hear it didn't turn out worse for you and your girl. Thank goodness the neighbors stopped to help.

We only have 1 section that is only barbed wire, but it is in the protected wetlands area where there is always standing water. I never see my guys back there.

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post #16 of 16 Old 11-02-2009, 01:58 PM
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Glad to hear everythings going to be ok... I think I'd have had better luck with the snake myself, I'd probly panic the horses bein so worried about them...

I had a friend when I was little fall off her horse and into the barb wire fence... I decided then and there that I'd never have barbed wire....

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