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post #11 of 14 Old 05-15-2015, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Mary7518006 View Post
She's got company,we have three strands of hotwire.
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Do you have flags or something tied to it?
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-15-2015, 08:53 PM
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I would be trying to look at why she is doing it.

Is the paddock big enough for the amount of horses in there? Is there enough food? Is she getting along fairly well with the horses? How strong is the fence? Test to make sure it's still putting out enough. Three strands of hot wire can be taking a lot of power.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-16-2015, 08:06 AM
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Double fence it, about 1.5m in and electrify the fence - soon stops them jumping it!
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-16-2015, 09:16 AM
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I haven't read all the replies but my colt would jump over the fence to come to me when I first put him to pasture. And I mean he would come right to the front door and look in and scream for me. I had to shock him, and shock him good with the fence. I wet the ground where we were standing and just stood on the other side, when he pushed his chest against to come see me I threw my arms up and started yelling like a madman. This coupled with the intense shock brought respect for the fence. Although sometimes he will lip the thing to test it still has power.
ETA: we have Hotwire as well, but only one strand chest high.
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