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post #1 of 4 Old 11-28-2007, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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fence problems

I have a yearling who does not respect the fence. I have the rope style fence with the top wire hotted. When I first got her she had went tru a fence with a hot wire just to get with my gelding. Every now and then when she gets spooked by wind or just playing she will sometimes get that look in her eye of going thru the fence. Sonmetimes she will grab part of the rope and play with it. I have thought of hotting more of the ropes but she has touched the electric and she just flinches. not like my gelding that takes off real mad when he hits it. she just don't care. Should I change my fencing and what would be better?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-28-2007, 09:24 PM
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*sigh* theres always one isnt there........Look I know this is going to cost a bit but not as much as vet bills when your horse really hurts itself one day but you gotta get some decent fencing. Wooden, metal anything but rope and hotwire

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-28-2007, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx for info, but I wish they would not push how great this rope fence is and how safe it is. Well it is for my other who respects it I guess. I will have to start saving pennies and build with wood. should I still run a hot wire on top? what do ya think chances are of tring the wood fence?
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-28-2007, 06:47 PM
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I know I'm a little late in posting this but...I hate that rope/tape fence. I used it to seperate a pasture I was resting a few years ago The horses were constantly going thru it. I even had 3 strands all hot. I was always in fear of someone getting hurt I finally gave up and let them have the grass. I had barbless wire for awhile too but they where using it to scratch themselves on too much and laying it over. I finally put up woven wire horse fence and I really like it a lot. I think it would be cheaper than wood but you do have to put up braces in the corners to stretch it against. I just have it in my dry lot so far since they dont work the fence when in the summer pasture. Heres what it looks like. I don't think you can tell but it is up about 5-6" off the ground. Its not suppose to walk down but we raised it just to be on the safe side.

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