Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
The cops know NOTHING about horses. I remember my previous (AWESOME, just too far away, now) Vet who taught the "Horse Health Care" course I took, in 1985. He taught us where you shoot to put a horse down and told us a horror story that happened at the race track. A racehorse had panicked and shattered a leg. The office shot a good 8 times before he accidentally shot in the right place. FIND IT BY DRAWING A STRAIGHT LINE FROM EYE TO EAR. Where they cross is the center of the equine brain.
Yes, they can cause a severe Interstate accident in the dark.
This is a good warning about using electric fences. Where I used to keep my horses the owner got tired of fixing his wood fencing, so he went electric. Though not close to the busy highway, I can't tell you how many times the circuit wasn't working. Glad it was my older, calm gelding that I found one day with electric wire wrapped around his pastern. 'O'
Please consider using electric as a temporary fence, or putting it on the inside of your wooden fence. Horses can smell it when it's on, and the grass is always greener outside.
Before you say that it's way too expensive, how much is your horse worth to you? Consider replacing it piece by piece, instead.