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Why barbed wire and horses don't mix

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  • #61
    Originally posted by rcloisonne View Post
    Me either. Seen what it can do. Horrifying. We were also told by the owner (50 + acres) it wasn't a problem and as a newbie at the time, I believed them.

    Wasn't there 6 months when a gawd awful injury happened to a sweet, little Arab mare (not mine) that had been at this barn for 6 years. Of course, the owners denied all responsibility and I'm sure never mention the injuries that happen to any potential boarders.

    Never again would I keep a horse at a farm with barb wire. Never!
    I saw a horse cast and die in a 14' x 14' horse stall. Didn't make me think that I should never stall a horse again, just made me think how horrible it was and what an unfortunate accident as millions of horses stay in stalls all the time quite safely.

    I'm sure if this thread was about the horrors of board fences, the horror of cattle panels, pipe fences, hot wires, it would get the same number of exceptions raised.

    Barbed wire is horrible, accidents happen. Barbed wire properly maintained in a large acreage without adjoining horses no more likely to have accidents than any other fencing in that type of set up.

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    • #62
      Barb wire is never anyones first choice in horse fencing. When you are fencing in large pastures unfortunately it is the fencing that most average horse/ cattle owners can afford. I personally would stay away from barb wire if I could. I have housed my horses in large fields with barb wire with no problems. The biggest mistake made is in putting horses in small areas where the only option in getting away from another horse is to go into the fence.

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