Keeping horse AWAY from the fence?
So Friday morning I went to feed the horses and found my horse had sliced the back of his foot open. One expensive Vet visit and many stitches later, my horse was hauled away for stall rest at a friend's barn.
Called the neighbors we share a fenceline with, they came out to help walk it and we discovered their gelding had his chest bruised and sliced open. So basically the two idiot geldings whom are both convinced they are studs (ha ha ha) were fighting over the fence, mine reared up and when he came down, caught his foot on the top of the no-climb and sliced it open.
The neighbor has agreed to not pasture his gelding on the shared fenceline BUT he's still there! Now granted my horse isn't here and he knows that (he loaned me a mare to keep my boarder company while my horse is off on stall rest) so I don't know if he plans on leaving him there until mine comes back home or what.
Either way, I want to make d*mn sure my horse never goes near that fence again. The fence is mine, so I can do whatever I'd like to it. It's currently 3 maybe 4' no climb with 2 strands of wire above it on capped t-posts. I was going to run electric on 3" insulators but hubby thinks that won't prevent him from picking another fight and doing this again.
Any suggestions on a somewhat inexpensive way to fix this? My pasture is 15+ acres, so we aren't talking a small area although only one side borders the neighbors. 2 of the other sides are my pastures (with cows) and the 3rd is an unfenced empty field that I don't know who owns. I have an electric fence charger that is tied into my house electricity that is out there (don't know anything about it, came with the house).