Ok,so I just talked to the right office. I have been told the wrong information. I've been talking to the main office "that arent always horsey people." Great, thanks for telling me now. But in any case he said get 1x3s since I've already put up the wire. It's gonna cost 70 bucks at most, and since she decided to take the horse home I dont have to pay to feed and keeping him there. I'm going to home depot in an hour and putting them all up. Vida - I got all the names this time. Thanks for all the input.
I figured that's what would happen. You always, always want to make sure you're talking to the right
people, because otherwise you will get misinformed and end up in this situation. I would be shocked if the wire was actually okay. It's not even an ideal fence for domesticated horses that have lived in captivity all their lives, whose sire and dam, and grandsires and granddams back to the Godolphim (sp?) Arabian have been in captivity. For a recently captured Mustang, it is asking for a ginormous vet bill at the very least, and an escaped horse at the very best. The last vet bill I saw for a relatively minor wire cut was in and around $1000 for two vet trips out to treat the wound. It was not life-threatening, one cut to one leg. The horse was a horse that had been raised on a ranch, who I thought knew and respected fencing. If you want to read about some really nasty wire cuts, just use the search bar at the top of the page.
Do not skimp out on fencing. The requirements are there to protect the horse, and you're either going to pay for good fencing now, or good fencing and a giant vet bill- or three- later.
You knew the fencing requirements before you got this Mustang. While MacabreMikolaj
's wording was a bit harsh, the bottom line is that I agree with her.