Originally Posted by northernmama
Originally Posted by Michigan Horse Mom
My horse is old and the dogs are annoying. They have 4 dogs.... the 2 pit bulls usually stay fenced in, the white boxer is deaf and runs loose, and the beagle runs loose. My horse is about 25 or 28 years old and I don't know how much he'll defend himself (I haven't been around him in a long time). Maybe it wont end up being a big deal.
Why not ask the neighbours to look after *their* animals and you will look after *your* animals? Keep a dog out of a horse paddock? I don't see it happening without $chainlink$ Most people are actually pretty good about this sort of stuff.
skeet shot is pretty cheap... we would give our neighbors a warning and after that we would send the dogs running with some shot in their butts. After that the dogs stopped coming over. We kept ours in the yard others are expected too. Its kinnda like a dog that chases cars.... It is asking to die; and owners are too ignorant to train them properly.
Otherwise a hot wire on the bottom will work as well. We live in MN and had two line fence and in the winter shut off connection on the bottom because of snow. The horses are used to it being hot they never tested in plus the top is hot. A occassional weed wacking takes care of tall grass/weeds for the bottom fence. It just takes an afternoon to do