04-17-2012, 12:53 PM
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I live in Ga, we had a problem with my sisters gelding getting the fence down and then all of the horses would get out except one of my mares..We eventually had to better the fence so they couldn't get out, it is the owner's responsibility to make sure their horses aren't out and in the road...If anything happens because of your horses, it's your fault..
If the horses get out and are roaming around, especially on the road, it's a dangerous situation.. If the horse is hit by a car or truck and it causes damage to the vehicle or passenger/s the owner of the horse/s can and will be sued. It is a big deal, the police were called a few times when ours would get out because we live near a major highway and if our horses were on the road and got hit...well, that would be BAD news for us. Luckily, the police here are friends of ours and will call me right away if they get a call about ANY horses being lose.. and my horses come when called.
Whether it's your horse or someone else's it's asking for big trouble for the horse/s to be out and have access to a road. That is a law suit waiting to happen.. Because of this, my horses are in a separate pasture than the others. It's four strands of electric tape fencing and one strand of straight electric wire..