Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
As a horse owner, that also kept stallions for many years, plus broodmares and foals, I would be the one more concerned, should someone with dogs, move in next door !
Yes, a stallion owner is responsible for having fencing that is both safe for horses in general, and also a grade up, if you keep a stallion.
I thus had a pasture for our stallion, that was separated from any common fenceline, by a corridor to our hay field, plus I kept the top wire hot
OUr neighbour at the time. also had a stallion, plus a few other horses, and did not practice safe horse keeping, tot he point I had to threaten to shoot his stud, should he get in with our horses.
The only thing that prevented a wreak, was the fact that our stud was in a safe paddock, with a hotwire, as this idiot neighbour would just put a rope across his drive way , and let his mares out to graze. I was still working in the lab, and came home, to find his in heat mares , having gone through my garden, and up the corridor,a cross from out stud, with only that hotwire preventing a serious wreak
Back to your question though. Make sure your kids don't stray, and make sure your dogs don't get in with the horses.
Dogs are predators, and horses belong to the prey species. I know of several horse, put through a fence, by dogs, and won't hesitate to have my husband shoot any stray dog
Also, are you going to be shooting, as part of that dog training? That also would concern me, as a horse owner, although my horses are pretty used to gun fire, as hubby is a hunter, and has a shooting range on one end of our property, plus we hunt with horses.
Still, he always tells me when he is going to shoot, esp if I have horses in the corral, or in that pasture, right next to his range.