Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Once a horse has been in electric fencing, they are suspicious of anything that resembles it, and, unless they actually discover it is not turn on, will respect it.
There have been times that I forgot to plug in my portable electric fencing, after having moved it, and the horses remained oblivious tot he fact it was not turned on.
However, once horses do find out that at times the fence is not charged, they will learn to test it
My electric tape for that portable fencing is white, so I also have a funny story!
Trail courses used to have free standing metal gates, until some wreaks occurred, with horses getting hung up, then pulling that gate over onto themselves and the rider
Thus, rope gates are now used instead, at breed shows,and many open shows.
First rope gate that Charlie was asked to go through, happened to have a white rope.
When I asked her to sidepass up to it, it was like, 'are you nuts!. I'm not getting shocked!"