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I had six-(6) minis....at least until last Wednesday afternoon. That was when the neighbor's quarterhorse adult gelding pulled my 7-year old paint colt, 29" tall at the withers, over the fence and mauled him. Extensive internal injuries finally took his life, even after the vets responded and did what they could. I have a hot wire up now, cattle panels across the shared fence between the pasture/corral area, and the neighbor has already cut this rogue gelding lose again, to run right back up to the separating fencing....What to do?? Has anyone experienced anything like this? Once a full size horse kills a mini, is that it's nature from then on?? Anyone have any insight?
 

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Do you own the line fence? or is it the neighbors? I am assuming that this fence is the property line separating your property from your neighbors.
I would think your neighbor is responsible for any damage his horse caused and you would be able to seek payment for your loss. I would consult a lawyer and be finding out what you can do.

Sorry your mini was killed by the neighbors gelding.
 

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I have had two horses that killed once (one a puppy, one a calf), neither killed again. So it does not necessarily become a habit. Doesn't mean he won't kill again, either.

Sounds like you've got a good start on protecting your horses.

Any chance you can set a second fence line on your side of the shared property line. I'm loathe to give up grass, but the safety of the mini's first.

Your neighbor is likely liable to the value of the horse his killed. Like @RegalCharm said. I'd talk to the neighbors first and then move on to the lawyer, if needed.

Sorry for your loss.
 
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