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post #11 of 20 Old 08-21-2012, 11:31 PM
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After seeing what barbed wire can do to a horse I would never use it. Pit u a good sturdy wood fence and a good hot wire.. Best of luck..
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post #12 of 20 Old 08-21-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, & hopefully after we put the top boards up I can eventually turn the hot wire off. I'll probably hurt myself on it more than he will!
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post #13 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 12:51 AM
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One of the horses has a nice wooden fence, with electric wire strung about 6" in from the board. So if you're outside it looks all nice and pretty bur the horse learns not to
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post #14 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 AM
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When I bought nico he had a nasty leg injury from just smooth fence wire, id hate to see what barbed wire would do. I use electric fence tape right now until I can get woven wire. Sometimes its good to put up a piece of wide fence tape so they have a visual barrier as well.
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post #15 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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My dad was looking at the electric tape and that's what he wants to use, is it better than hot wire?
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post #16 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 11:18 AM
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Idk if it's true or not but I heard the electric tape can crack in the winter. That's the only negative thing I've heard though.
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post #17 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well I live in Louisiana so it doesn't really get that cold during winter :P
So I probably wouldn't have to worry about that.
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post #18 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 12:26 PM
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Electric tape does fine in the winter. Our barn has it all over the property and this is central MN. Electric tape is the same thing as hotwire just in a wider format and safer than just a hot smooth wire. And I would never turn it off. I watch my mare test the fence all the time, it's her hobby.
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post #19 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, she's like "maybe it's off guard.... *zap* nevermind I'll try again in an hour."

I like the idea of the tape better than hotwire for the fact that it's easier to see.
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post #20 of 20 Old 08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
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I'm pretty sure she's just ocd with white things. She tries to touch her nose on everything white, unfortunately the tape is also white. Although she tries to touch it more while I am on her....

They can see it much better, especially when they get running through the pasture. Doesn't cause the rope burns or wire cuts either. And if they do run through it, it mostly just comes down and they get out of it easier. We had a horse run through the part that wasn't hot.
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