Ggrrr i've had it!!!.... I spent a week building a pasture so my horses could have more room to run and graze, one week of digging hole's, dragging t posts and log's, untangling hot wire and barb wire and dragging in water tubs......it worked all of a month before the devils got out!!!.
Abby first decoverd that my hot wire wasn't really hot yet (haven't doug trenches to berry hot wire yet) and broke the 2nd and 3rd strand of hot wire that I had at the gate, and let her self out and walked in to our back field....had to hunt her down in my p.j's and our 4 wheeler at 1 a.m for that........nothing happend for a week ...my daughter came in one day and said that there was horse poop in the front yard....called the neighbour to see if it was her horses...nope....go out and check on mine.....GONE......found them in a field about 20 mins later down the road....saturday went to the kitchen sink to do some dishes and looked out to find abby grazzing in the back yard......star just stood at the fence whinning for abby.....last night I was a little behind on chorse and left star in the pasture on his own (that's where I feed him so abby doen't eat his grain) and asked my daughter to bring him to the pen for the night......sarah opens the front door to find star just standing there at our door step (trying to figure out how to swipe the pumkin of the step).
i'm at my witzs end trying to keep these 2 horses happy, hay and toy's aren't enough!!! Right now my pen has cattle pannels and rail road ties to keep them in, my pasture has barb wire and hot wire there (never left in over night) I was thinking of changing it to wood rails but star would just crib on those....star is becomming more of a pain the but then abby...if he get's bord of bugging the dog's (the dog run is on the side of the garage which backs on to the pasture) he'll jump the fence and come to the back yard to graze.......i am getting so tired of this!!! Right now they only get to go in it when some one is out side but the moment they loose sight of you there out of the pasture...........we're spending sunday putting up a real gate and digging trenches for the hot wire in order to keep every thing hot!!! If that doesn't work i'm at a loss!!