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  • Hotwire spinoff

    Have you or anyone you know accidently or on purpose shocked your horse/ pet?

    Example, once my husband after fixing the hotwire fence without a tester wanted to know if it was working. He tried testing it on himself but he has some nerve damage in his hand and was wearing tennis shoes and just wasn't feeling much of a jolt with either hand.

    So he called over Burbank, the escaper, and touched the fence and touched the horse at the same time, and yes it worked

    He felt so bad he went in to get some treats to bribe Burbank back into liking him

  • #2
    I would never do it on purpose. He would associate me with the pain. Someone I know had their dog touch the fence accidentally at the farm she boarded at and the dog took off crosslots and was gone for days.

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    • #3
      My horse unfortunately found out about hotwire while I was leading him, I didn't do it on purpose, he was very young and green. It traumatized both of us.
      What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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        #4
        HP I know of someone whose puppy hit the neighbors electirc fence and she didn't get the poor boy back for a few days to

        DH has since got a fence tester so no worries

        on a side note at the same property that was mentioned above, Burbank had figured out the gate was wire but not hot and he would sneak out and go eat peanuts out of the field, we had to but a chain in between the wires to where he couldn't duck out and roll the wires over his back

        at a later property he would take the mild shock and escape to graze in the hand grazing area

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        • #5
          The other day we weren't sure the fence tester was working so I touched the fence......fence was working, tester wasn't....

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          • #6
            Um...not on purpose, but I once reached over to pat a friend's weanling and ZAPPED! us both.

            He gave me the Stinkeye every time I saw him after that until he was a long yearling
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            • #7


              I stepped into the Fido Shock wire many times.
              I don't think I ever tricked an animal to get shocked or done it accidentally (other than to myself..I swear I had a hitch in my getalong for the rest of the day...wet grass, little wire...OUCH!)

              BUT I did giggle every time my escape artists discovered that I had fixed the fence...
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              • #8
                Never on purpose...I did accidentally shock my horse when I reached over the fence to pet him, accidentally touched the wire with my arm and shocked us both. He was not amused.
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                • #9
                  Only a sick person would intentionally shock an animal for fun.
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                  • #10
                    One time my husband was fixing our wire fence. The spool of extra wire was laying on the ground and Buddy, my part arab who is also part dog, walked over to see what was going on. He then got this BRILLIANT idea to mess with my husband while he was fixing the fence and picked up the spool of extra wire in his mouth. When he whirled around to run off with it - the loose end touched the fence and it zapped him... plan foiled....
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                    • #11
                      Well, yes....

                      I have a couple of times.

                      #1 - Really mouthy Arab colt came at me with his mouth open. I grabbed the hot wire just before he made contact with my arm. Technically, he shocked himself.

                      #2 - Back before contact lenses, I leaned into the fence to get the gate and my metal rimmed glasses touched the hotwire. Whooh! What a shock to the face!

                      #3 - I had to get off my mare to fix a jump she had knocked down in the field. Climbed on the fence to get back on her and as I was leaning to put my foot in the stirrup, my butt touched the hot wire and shocked us both. Whoops. I'm much more careful when mounting from the fence! Mare didn't care much. She's got skin like an rhino.
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                      • #12
                        OOh, Daatje, ouch! Especially #2!!!!

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                        • #13
                          If my fence is off and the horses start leaning over it I've been known to turn the fence while they are touching it.

                          Once I was hosing Murphy off and while he was standing in a puddle (shod) he tried to bite the horse in the paddock next to the hose. BIG shock. I almost felt sorry for him.

                          Killed a cat once with an electric fence. Not quite sure how but found the cat in a sitting position with one paw up in the air and his open mouth on the wire. I'm thinking he hit the wire with his tail, turned around to bite the thing the "bit" him and got zapped. This was at a boarding place and they had just put in a new charger. It was one for cattle, didn't pulse. Thankfully they quit using it after the cat incident.
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                          • #14
                            My mother had on her big rubber boots and was fiddling with the gate while holding the horse. She had a shank chain over his nose, and was holding onto the swivel at the base of the chain.

                            So, basically, she wasn't grounded because of her rubber boots, was conducting electric directly through the shank chain to the horse who WAS grounded. Poor fellow.

                            Boots are great insulators:

                            My husband and I had just installed an electric fence around one of the gardens with a solar fencer. We fiddled and diddled around with the fence, but couldn't get more than a tickle. Hmmmm. OK. Maybe the battery was shot after a whole winter of not being charged? Hubby promised to spend some time trouble shooting.

                            The next day, he rechecked everything and drove a couple more ground rods in. Still nothing. He went and got the plug-in-the-wall fencer and put that in. Still just a tickle. Hmmmm. Must definitely be something with the installation of the fence. He put the solar one back in and went back to his trouble shooting.

                            He wired the corner post to a tree to steady it. He made a very neat installation of the wire from the fencer, and the ground wire. Sometime in his careful fence neatening up, he happened to drop a wrench on the ground. Squatting near the ground, holding the fence wire in one hand, he reached down and picked the wrench up off the ground.

                            I only wish I had been there to see what happened next. When he grabbed that wrench, he said the jolt from the fencer knocked him flat on his butt. Ahhhhh! It works!

                            Confused, he knelt on the ground and grabbed the hot wire again. Wham-O. Knocked flat again. Then a light dawned... his rubber duck boots had been insulating him. Anytime he touched the ground and the fence, he got zapped full strength.

                            Leave it to my husband not to wise up at this point. He says he touched it at least twice more. Then, he called the neighbor over for a demonstration. Again, the neighbor was insulated by his duck boots... until he went to set his beer can on the ground so he could think better and figure out why he didn't get zapped. (Evil snicker)
                            ::With age comes wisdom. Apparently "wisdom" weighs about 40 pounds.::

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                            • #15
                              I worked for a lady who used to 'forget' that we were up fixing fence and turn it back on before locating the other barn worker and I. We got zapped weekly.

                              When my old filly was first weaned, she thought that it would be a good idea to chew on the fence. Luckily it was pretty weak, but she had a burn mark on her tounge for a while. Poor silly thing!

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                                #16
                                Murphy, I will not have a non pulsing charger, they scare me

                                Daatje, I once brushed against a electric fence that was very strong for a stallion with a halter while on wet ground, that shocked me so hard that I screamed and nothing came out, I can't imagine getting a shock on my face

                                moonriver, no one said anyone was shocking for "fun", personally I rather have my horse shocked to know the fence worked if I had no other way than have them get out and in the road, as at that time the fence was right next to a major rd

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                                • #17
                                  My fence wasn't installed originally to have wire on top, and when I got a horse we put the top wire on. This is fine, except if I'm in the paddock and want to turn the hydrant on, as it's situated between the board fence and the electric wire. Normally, I'm careful and this goes fine. One day I wasn't, and my arm was wet all the way down from cleaning the tank and hosing off the horse and the short section of hose we keep on it was dribbling. I reached over to shut it off and rubbed the wire with the water running down my arm - WOWZA!!! I tingled for quite awhile after that. Sadly, I didn't really learn my lesson to just walk around the long way and still get hit about twice a year
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                                  • #18
                                    My guy has Ramm type fencing along with one strand of hotwire between the top two rails in his paddock.

                                    Went down to the barn this morning, out to his paddock and was just about to fly spray him when he startled like a son of a gun. Scared the daylights out of me. He'd touched the wire for reasons I can't begin to explain and it really bit him. He leaped backwards a good 10'.

                                    I would never do that to him deliberately.

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                                    • #19
                                      Err, yes I have. Five month old aussie puppy who ran like the wind. New poultry netting fence that runs off flashlight batteries... My worry was that she would fly into the netting, panick, get tangled and repeatedly get shocked. The fencing also had tension wires that ran out from the outside corners to the ground. I was very worried about her flying around this new fence and garroting herself. So, I set her up to get that mild shock and so learn to watch out for and respect that netting. I crimped some pieces of aluminum foil at nose level, put a smear of p-nut butter on them, she sniffed, she licked, she yipped and I never had to worry about her safety with the fence. Plus she didn't associate that mild zap with me.

                                      Purposely told my husband the fence was off when he straddled it (the same poultry netting, it's quite mild). I still get a "charge" out of that one .
                                      We've been married 30 years, I take my charges where I can get them.

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                                      • #20
                                        I accidentally shocked my DD's pony when I was feeding it a horse cookie over the fence. As she got the cookie she bumped my hand down and my arm hit the fence so I got a jolt and she got one too.

                                        Odd thing about that, one day just a few weeks later, out of curiousity, I fed her a horse cookie over the fence and she took it no problem. I got another cookie out and simultaneously held the ground tape. She picked her head up, rolled her eyes, spun on her hind legs and walked away. How did she know?!?! I mean, no she wouldn't have gotten shocked but somehow she pieced together ME touching the fence (from a bump?) to her getting shocked by the cookie hand.

                                        That's the only time I've accidentally shocked one of my horses. I can't count the number of times I've shocked myself. My husband won't let me forget the time I unplugged the wrong charger when he was fixing the fence . Rule of thumb: Just unplug both

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