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    01-15-2012, 11:48 PM
Originally Posted by ShinaKonga    
Just pictures you flinging a cat onto a fence.
lol all it takes is a can of cat food inside the fence....and they come running
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    01-15-2012, 11:48 PM
^^^^^wicked, I like that.
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    01-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Green Broke
The way I used to test my fence was hold an old battery cable, black or red, doesn't matter, put one end on the fence,touch the other exposed metal end to a metal post & you could see the spark & hear it also usually.
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    01-16-2012, 01:50 AM
ROFL, you guys are some sick, twisted beyotches....I LOVE IT!

My stallion went up to the fence and sniffed it, got zapped, snorted, farted, bucked and went back and checked again. It took him like 5 tries before he got over the absolute AUDACITY that I would DARE to zap HIM! Then I put him away and let everyone else introduce themselves to the fence. Same thing, sniff, zap, fart, buck, run in a circle, come back and stand in line for your next turn. They, however, believed it after only 2 tries each. I was pee'ing myself laughing.

A friend of mine's grandson came over with her one day. I told him to be careful of the fence and explained that I had damp feet, wasn't thinking and bumped the fence just as I grabbed the metal gate.....knocked my breath right out and my chest didn't quit hurting for hours. He, of course, had to be macho and try it all on. Stood there and grabbed the gate, kept reaching out and baaaarely brushing the wire with his fingers and snatching his hand back. His grandma warned him to leave it alone. Attractive nuisance, he just couldn't leave it be. I was filling the stock tanks and ooops, turned to squirt a horse and got him just a little wet just as he touched the fence. It NAILED him, he screamed like a 3 year old girl and hit the dirt. Grandma literally did pee her pants laughing and he has never touched that fence again. Lesson learned.
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    01-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Well, I may not be sending the horses out to "meet the fence" today after all. It is very wet, foggy and overcast today. Not sure if the solar screen thing works too well on days like this! And if so, a wet hot wire will probably feel REALLY strong. Dang it. But I do like the idea of testing it with a battery cable!
    01-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Green Broke
So you are using a solar charger? How long has it been up and charging?
    01-16-2012, 11:09 AM
Since late afternoon, yesterday.
    01-16-2012, 09:13 PM
So, my husband got home from work today and I told him about testing the wire with the battery cable. He accidently touched the metal clip, on the other end..and he found out, shockingly (bad pun intended, lol) that the wire was working.
So, he turned it off and we went about placing colorful flags on the wire and turned it back on. Then we let the horses out. No matter what I did, I could NOT get them interested in anything other than eating. Lol. Oh well, my husband is off work tomorrow and will be around if and when they DO touch it. Hope he takes some pics.

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    01-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Lol, so you fell for the old battery cable trick huh?
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    01-17-2012, 12:43 AM
I also put flags on the wire to make it easier for the horses to see but go one step farther. I'll lead them around the fence perimeter stopping every so often and hit the fence with the lead or something else non conductive. It makes a sound and jumps around, this ensures they know exactly where the fence is.

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