Originally Posted by PrairieChic
I'm agreeing with Galloping Guitarist - I run 3 and 4 strand barbed wire some gets charged if there are cattle around. Never had a problem with barbed wire but that smooth stuff has wrecked more than a few good horses.
Back home, we had nothing but trouble with barbed wire. Maybe it was because our horses were pushers, but they'd get cut up rubbing against the barbs, or work thier heads between the lines and end up ripping out a section of mane. Not to mention a little colt we had that somehow broke a line and got it wrapped around his leg. Those barbs did a lot of damage.
Never had an issue with the normal high tensile though, until the charger shorted out and it wasn't electrified anymore.