The stupidest things that freak horses out.
Yesterday, after pounding t-posts for one entire fence line (yay!) ...DH and I decided to pound some more posts .. and use a few trees .. to make a "run" off of Gunner's pen to give him more play room while we're home. We had some partial rolls of field fence and figured we'd use these.
Made our game plan, started rolling the field fence up to the pen area. Were any of ya'll aware that -- as safe as field fence is once you get it put up -- that while it is one the ground in rolls, it is a horse eating monster?!
DH got to witness the power of a (small) horse slamming himself against the pipe panels he's in trying to get away from these rolls of wire *rolls eyes* ...
Once Gunner calmed down (and by this I mean he's standing still, muscles twitching, covered in sweat, staring at the booger) DH says "What now?" I said "We build a fence and Gunner learns to deal with it. Go stand the wire roll up."
Ten minutes later, the horse is bored, we're stretching fence.
This morning, when we turned him into the new run, he sniffed and smelled, lay down and rolled, and then exploded! He loves his new run ... pics tomorrow ...