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post #1 of 8 Old 06-17-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Filly put her leg through the fence

Almost had a heart attack this morning, my new 2yr old filly put her leg through the fence, it's that taut wire stuff - thinking of putting up polytape around the fence to keep her off it.

She just arrived yesterday and was doing very well apart from a little initial snorting, then she settled and grazed, ate etc. So now she's made friends with a couple of horses across the fence and when they move away she starts pawing the fence, needless to say she got her leg caught today and panicked, reared up a bit and untangled herself but limped for a bit after.

Was that a lesson learnt or can I expect repeat performances?!
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Thanks for the replies everyone, though not sure if was what I wanted to hear ("yes she learnt her lesson and won't do it again" lol).

This isn't my first horse, I had my own boarding stable and riding school many years ago but it's been a while since I've done this and I've never kept a horse in a paddock unattended, all my horses were stabled.

But she's still a baby you know? and I'm a terrible worry wart!
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Poor thing! She wont be doing that again I hope! You're not alone with the near heart attack though! My dog got out as my mum was backing out today, never thought my voice went that high...
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Almost had a heart attack this morning, my new 2yr old filly put her leg through the fence, it's that taut wire stuff - thinking of putting up polytape around the fence to keep her off it.

She just arrived yesterday and was doing very well apart from a little initial snorting, then she settled and grazed, ate etc. So now she's made friends with a couple of horses across the fence and when they move away she starts pawing the fence, needless to say she got her leg caught today and panicked, reared up a bit and untangled herself but limped for a bit after.

Was that a lesson learnt or can I expect repeat performances?!
probley yes as she is young don't take the chance poly wire will keep her away from it and to respect the fence and I hope she is ok and no dammage has occured to her tendons.
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probley yes as she is young don't take the chance poly wire will keep her away from it and to respect the fence and I hope she is ok and no dammage has occured to her tendons.
Yes I think you're right, polytape will hopefully keep her safer. No damage thank God, she's fine
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