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post #11 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 12:20 AM
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We have hot wire and tape all over the place. The absolute worst one was one day I opened the big metal pasture gate and kept hold of it because of the wind and the horse spooked and knocked me into the tape. I didn't have on rubber boots, the ground was damp and ...... oh yeah! I think I know what the "precordial thump" they used to do in CPR felt like, for HOURS my chest hurt. I'm thinkin' the horse didn't feel too good either since he was attached to me.

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post #12 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 12:20 AM
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When I was younger, my baby brother would always grab the fence and then grab me, he must have done it over a dozen times....

Fast forward 20 years and I'm having fence trouble, so I've bought a new 2 joule fencer and installed it with my mom. My brother happens over and I tell him we're having trouble with it.... he grabs it and nothing. So I tell him to take off his shoes, and put his foot on the grounding rod/wire and try again. O.O He did.... thing knocked him back at LEAST 10 feet! Karma's a B****!! My mom and I nearly died laughing, as did he, when he could finally get up.
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post #13 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 12:34 AM
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When I was younger, my baby brother would always grab the fence and then grab me, he must have done it over a dozen times....

Fast forward 20 years and I'm having fence trouble, so I've bought a new 2 joule fencer and installed it with my mom. My brother happens over and I tell him we're having trouble with it.... he grabs it and nothing. So I tell him to take off his shoes, and put his foot on the grounding rod/wire and try again. O.O He did.... thing knocked him back at LEAST 10 feet! Karma's a B****!! My mom and I nearly died laughing, as did he, when he could finally get up.
THAT'S JUST WRONG on SO many levels! I love it!

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post #14 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 06:33 AM
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My high school was on a farm that bred red Angus with bulls on site so we had nice high powered fences, a bunch of my 'macho' guy friends thought they'd be impressive by grabbing the wire, yeah, those macho boys cried. One also rode a bike in to a hot string. Twas funny. I ALWAYS pick a long blade of grass and hold it to the fence to test it tho.
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post #15 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 06:54 AM
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My worst? I sent a gelding out for training and I leaned over to give him a pet. I was, of course, unaware of the wire and my boobs stick out first so... Yeah. It was...Interesting.
First thought that popped in my head was this gives a whole new meaning to nip warmers..

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post #16 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 07:07 AM
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I was around 14 yrs old and we lived right by a junk yard that was surrounded by a wire to keep the evil guard Billy Goat in and everyone else out. He would chase you til you either left the yard or mistakenly climbed inside one of the vehicles. You would stay there til someone came for you when they heard him hollaring...

Me and my brother were trying to call the goat over to us to pet it. He would come only so far then walk away. Well, he finally got withing reaching distance and I decided to reach over to pet him. Problem was I grabbed the wire as I leaned over reaching him with one leg in the air. Here I am trying not to go anymore forward and unable to bring myself back from thinking of being shocked while screaming. Instead of helping me, my brother ran up to the house crying to my mom that I was dieing. I finally managed to let go and fell limp chest first onto the wire before falling back away from it onto the ground.

Mom, dad and little brother show up to see me laying on the ground with spasmic twitches.. Dad and brother decide to help me up and what do I do as they get me to the sitting position? Yep, I grab the wire, with them ahold of each arm, to help pull myself up and we all 3 get a shock and knocked to the ground. My mother is standing there laughing harder than I had ever seen her laugh before. She literally had tears running down her face while bent over.

Looking over at the goat, I swear he had a huge grin on his face at his accomplishment, too.
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post #17 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 09:08 AM
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Well, talking about rubber boots, I learned a long time ago that going out in the rain, standing in a puddle and grabbing the wet plastic bungee gate handle with even my thick leather gloves is no match for the power of a good charger.
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post #18 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 12:17 PM
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I know a horse who likes the feel of getting electrocuted. He messes with the white tape until he finds a place where it's knotted. He unties the knot then holds it in his mouth, even though his whe body shudders and his eyes close with each pulse. The stupid horse won't drop the tape unless you have food.
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post #19 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 12:27 PM
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My first summer as an intern at my job about 4 or 5 years ago I had to get through a fence to take some GPS points. I tested the fence cautiously and didn't get a shock, so I took the top wire and pressed it down and grabbed the bottom wire to hold it down so I could step over. I got one leg over when the dang fence pulsed and shocked my hand. I let go...while still straddling the fence. The top wire springs back up right between my legs and I got 3 or 4 shocks before I could move.
My trainer and the landowner were in hysterics over this incident.
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post #20 of 27 Old 07-13-2013, 02:53 PM
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*Cries* I got tangled up in an electric fence. I was there for an hour. I'm surprised I didn't pass away whilst there!
I was only 8. I never really got over it...Traumatized.
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