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post #1 of 19 Old 01-04-2012, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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So today I was up at the paddocks put water in Muss's trough when i decided to see if i could flick his cuts with the water just to get a tiny bit on it. I got it and he moved a bit but stopped. I went for the other side, he dodged and bam i got the electric fence. I'm an idiot I know, I was just mucking around with Muss, he wasnt getting upset, he was just like 'oh mum stop fussing' but anyway, I got the electric fence with the water and jumped/flew backwards and the rods in my back hurt and it hurt my wrist and made me feel all tingly. But I'm okay now, Jusst wondering if anyone else has a stupid story where they did somethin silly and had...shocking consequences ^^ :)

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-04-2012, 03:23 AM
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kinda....we had a line of electric fence on our backyard so my bloodhound wouldnt jump out, well my coydog and my bloodhound got into it so i grab the top rail to jump over and split em up, little did i know the line was touching the top rail and i flew up and over(part momentum part electrical current racing through me) and landed on my a**.... but it got the dogs to stop and stare at the wierdo human.
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I was chasing a hog out of our fields (not the best idea, I wouldn't advise it.. they may turn round and say NO) before we put the horses out, slipped, grabbed electric fencing. I then got up and checked if it was still working, and grabbed it again.. done that on more than one occassion!
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haha lovely stories. sometimes i think my fences arent workin but never game to grab it

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I was leading a mare out of the pastures when a foal of another mare decided to follow. Unfortunately, I had been careless and had dropped the wire-gate of the electric fence on the ground. Of course, the foal stepped on it, got zapped, jumped in air , dragging the wire up with him, and then managed to zap his mother, the mare I was leading and yours truly. We all jumped in air simultaneously, and I'm lucky that these mares were very calm that day. They were more like "oh, silly foal, look what you did to us!", but since that day I'm super cautious with how I handle the electric fence. :)

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post #6 of 19 Old 01-04-2012, 06:19 AM
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Well I haven't had anything real major happen but I do have to different stories.

First one I was at work doing the feed run and on all the paddocks that dont have plain metal fencing have an eletric wire at the top of the fence. The only paddocks not like this are the ones down the front of the property where the mares and foals are. This one is about half way down the fence and is held about 30cm into the paddock from the fence. Usually these particular electrical wires aren't on, but not really thinking one afternoon whilest trying to be quick I climbed through the fence to arrange the feed containers that had been dragged all over the paddock. I ended up touching the wire when I was almost completely through the fence. It shocked me at first because I didn't realise what had happened. I made a bit of a squeaky scream sound that scared the horses which was quite funny.

I have also been zapped at home numerous times by the neighbours electric fence when it manages to come into contact with the wire along the fenceline. the annoying part is it only electrifies certain wires on certain parts of the fencing. So I can touch one fence and be fine then touch another and be zapped. Because of this a couple of times I have been reaching through or climbing through a fence and ended up being thrown from it to find of my horses looking at me like i'm an idiot.

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post #7 of 19 Old 01-04-2012, 04:22 PM
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i always take my non-horsie friends to my barn since they just "love" horses. well my one friend wanted to go into one of the pastures to go play with the minis. she completely forgot about the electric fence and not only got zapped once.. but twice! IN THE SAME SPOT - JUST 5 MINS APART! it was absolutely hilarious! and now she has a little scar on her wrist from being zapped(; guess she won't ever forget me now! lol :P
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I've gotten shocked numerous times in the same day from the same fence opening and closing the gate. It was at my trainer's, so it took several zaps for me to realize the fence beside it was electrified

I was out riding with my dog, and we were headed by a pasture surrounded by a strand of electric wire. The dog, just trotting happily along with her tail in the air went under the fence and gives a big yelp and a bolt forwards as her tail gets zapped. She stopped and looked around like she had no clue what just happened. I laughed for a long time at her.

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post #9 of 19 Old 01-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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I have a phobia about electricity, actually it's a deep seated fear!

Many years ago, when I was a young girl around 10 yrs old, my family was at my cousins farm helping with chores as we often did on weekends. Well, apparently the electric fence for the horses had come down, probably due to deer running through, and my Dad decided we'd put it back up.

So, there we four children were, holding the wire while Dad got the insulators on the posts. Well, we kept telling him we were getting shocked, but he kept insisting the fence was off. About 10 mins later my uncle yelled to my father asking him if he wanted him to shut off the fence!

I have since not trusted my father on this subject, and I still break out in a cold sweat even changing light bulbs! :roll:
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Haha when I first started riding (what seems like a LONG time ago...) my club free-leased a QH that we kept in a electric fenced field we would use to ride too.

That poor horse got shocked so many times! Once my friend was practicing showmanship and started backing the horse up without looking where he was going. Yup, she backed him straight into the fence and didn't even notice! She was wondering why he was acting funny.

Another time, I had just gotten on him and he started to walk off. I backed him so he would get it in his head we don't always move forward when I got on, but... I backed him straight into the fence! He shot forward and then gave the grumpy look he was so good at.

The final time I can remember, I was opening a gate and petting him at the same time, I accidently let the chain touch the wire and didn't notice until I grabbed it, shocked me and him!

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