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post #11 of 16 Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94 View Post
I have just plain old wire on cedar posts
I hate wire of any kind, I've had my horses get sliced up even on smooth wire. I call it 'cheese cutter' wire. I switched to V mesh several years ago, a LITTLE at a time. I'd buy one roll, the top rail and I was already using the cut off RailRoad ties as posts, put it up one section at a time. Then added hotwire to each section. Took years, but it's finally done.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-07-2012, 10:54 PM
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Ya, it's a drag when you have intolerant neighbours. We have one (no, actually two) of those here. Thankfully, everyone else is of the same opinion of them so if push ever came to shove I would have support. There is nothing you can do about that. The neighbour is in the right, legally speaking -- he's just being an a$$ about it. Chalk it up and remember that when something goes wrong for him. That's what I'm waiting for with the No. 1 "perfect horse owner" on my road. (Her self-characterization, no one else's.)

If your fences are secure and the only reason this happened was because your grandfather was irresponsible/naive about moving the animals, then you need to educate him or tell him he's not to move them EVER.
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-07-2012, 11:24 PM
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Miserable neighbors! So now you know what could happen if your animal gets loose, make sure you have the best fencing you can afford & maintain it otherwise miserable neighbors are going to cost you. Yes it's true animals escape from time to time, twice last winter my horses did. I have good fencing but when someone (forgetful hubby) leaves the bottom gate open when he is plowing snow, horse's will eventually discover it and leave. This year when we do get some snow, I won't trust him, I will check gates after snow removal.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-10-2012, 02:09 AM
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maybe to keep peace, you could go over to your neighbor and explain that it was a simple 'accident' the horse got out, a mini at that, and you are sorry the horse was on his land. That no one meant to block him in . Maybe the neighbor will be nicer if it ever happens again this way.
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-10-2012, 03:42 AM
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We've had our horses escape 3 times in just over a year. Twice because the fence came down. Once because the gate wasn't latched right. The first time, a neighbor 2 miles away captured them. The second time, they came running back just after I pulled up in the morning. The last time, we found them wandering around about a mile away.

People know us now as "Oh, you're the ones with the horses that got loose." Luckily, no one got upset about it and no harm was done.
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-10-2012, 07:09 AM
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My horses got out three times in two weeks late last summer. Was not happy as I board my horses. The farmer (I board at a private farm) ended up just shutting them out of that pasture. Too many problems have risen over the past year or two so I moved Linus to a new place a week ago and Cheveyo will follow next spring. Nice place with sucker rod continuous fence.
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