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Keeping young horse from putting head through pipe panels...

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  • Keeping young horse from putting head through pipe panels...

    I hope someone has some advice, because I'm going to *kill* her with my bare hands...

    2yo is putting her head through the panels and 'pushing' the whole darn pipe paddock around!!!

    BAD pony.

    Any ideas?

    She is not hungry. She IS bored and precocious. Usually they're confined to the pipe paddock as the one safe area when there are issues... not so much if she keeps this up. Which means stall incarceration, which I do not like at all.
    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

  • #2
    Line it with no-climb attached with zip ties?

    Use step in posts with hot wire 6" in from the panels?

    Secure the panels with t-posts so she can't move them?


    • #3
      Attach plastic snow fencing with zip ties.


      • #4
        look the other way,or throw a lot of toys in with her.I have one of them too.


        • #5
          Sounds like she needs a job. Try spending some time with her practicing new things.


          • #6
            Is this the Blue eyed blonde?

            Try some t posts on the other side of the panels to hold them in place so she can't move them.

            I like the snow fencing idea also.


            • #7
              This is why I hate pipe panels, especially for ponies, because if they are bored or there is one blade of grass within 10 ft or something looks interesting, or.... (get the point) they will put their heads through the openings. Depending on just how "aggressive" the individual is with his/her fencing, here are some things I've done or have seen done. 1.) Over my paneled gate, I put lattice secured with zip ties. 2.) Same area as #1, I put sun shade. This works GREAT for the polite pony, the not-so-polite one tore it apart one day when she got her knickers in a twist. 3.) Non-climb wire is probably your best best, secured with the metal "twisties" (not sure what they are called) 4.) Plywood 5.) Plastic Orange mesh that you see used a lot on construction sites.

              Again, depending on your animal, some of these options may work or some may be just another thing for him/her to destroy or hurt themselves on. I feel your pain!


              • #8
                You could also zip tie blue (or any other color) tarp. works to desensitize too...


                • #9
                  Click here before you buy.


                  • Original Poster

                    Yes, it is the Blue Eyed Blonde(tm)... too smart for her own good.

                    I have construction fencing, will try that tomorrow.

                    This doesn't even OCCUR to the others.

                    I dunno which bugs me more, seeing her do it, or seeing her green mane where the beautiful perlino/dun used to be.

                    Seriously, they are in there right now for about an hour, for separating for feeding. I'm going to flip-flop that, but if I had to tuck them in there in an emergency--I'm not sure it would go so well anymore.

                    God save me from smart horses!
                    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                      Ditto. Works like a charm and teaches horsey to be respectful of ALL fences, because you just never know when one might bite back.


                      • #12
                        Get better turnout with more appropriate fencing.