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    07-17-2008, 09:49 AM
  #11
Showing
I was thinking "D" cell batteries as used in the "temporary pasture" type charger. Car battery that lasts a year sounds great.

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    07-17-2008, 09:54 AM
  #12
Yearling
I say your horse is just smart! I'd go with the electric fence...I have a solar charger...little more expensive than a car battery probably but you never have to worry about it losing charge...especially since your in the south.

Im always baffled by the horses that don't escape...there is this one horse down the road that has one strand of wire fence at about 2 feet off the ground...and yet my horse manages to unlock a chained gate and get out to his favorite grassy area every now and then...go figure
     
    07-19-2008, 11:31 PM
  #13
Foal
Can't you do the T post electric fence thing by passing the area where they escape and attach it to the existing fence?
     
    07-21-2008, 01:05 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Id say use electrice fencing.

I doubt a round pen will solve your problem if she wants out so bad, because chance can jump right out of those lol. So id say electric fence
     
    07-21-2008, 05:07 PM
  #15
Weanling
Lol..that sounds frustrating indeed..My appy Taz used to open the chain link gate we had and get out and my Quarter horse Jet would run around and hollar at him but wouldnt go through the open gate....silly horses...electric fences are wonderful

Mr Baily uses one with Topper, his stud, and it is just one strand...and that is all he needs
     
    07-21-2008, 05:53 PM
  #16
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses
A temp fix, and relatively inexpensive is to use some "T" posts and electric wire. The charger you will need can be connected to house current, or solar. In a very temporary situation you can get a battery operated charger - but the batteries will only hold up for a few days or a week at the most I believe.
The barn I'm at is all wood fencing along with electrical tape on top of the wood fencing. They spent a crap load of money but the horses sure learn to stay where they are put.

I really like the idea of putting up zapper. That will teach to stay away from the fencing.

At the end of the day when you own a horse, there is no way around having proper fencing for your animal.
     
    07-22-2008, 04:19 AM
  #17
Trained
Wow, finally someone with my problem - yay, you'll sympathise!

My horse used to respect 'fencing' even if it was a single loose rope. Then I moved him to somewhere with shocking internal fencing & a bully horse cornered him & pushed him thru....

Now, the fences have to be multi strand, tensioned, cattle strength, or at least 2 strand electric to keep him from CLIMBING THROUGH them! He's on 100 acres with mates, no shortage of good grazing... but he likes to explore & has even discovered the one spot on the property, in thick bush, more than half a mile from the other horses(who never get out) where a tree had gone down on the external fence & crossed the MAIN ROAD to visit the neighbours! I wish he was more stupid, I wish he was 'herdbound'!

The only way I've found to contain him without breaking the bank to completely refence is with 2 strand wire electric. I use a car battery & a $30 solar panel to charge it. Tape is not effective enough - wire conducts better & is stronger. The other thing that's important to me, being on an agistment property is that it's portable - with little effort you can set it up anywhere.
     
    07-22-2008, 04:51 AM
  #18
Started
Sorry, rushing through here, but do you have electric fences? Because they do you a hell of a favour!
     
    07-22-2008, 11:46 AM
  #19
Showing
I also prefer electrical wire and tape but what about portable metal panels?
     

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