[RC] electric fences - Laura Hayes
You can add to the list of electric pen casualties, the nice little bay
gelding that was euthanized at a Pennsylvania ride last year when several
horses broke out and ran down the hill into 8 or 10 pens. They were
dragging a rat's nest of electric tape of all different colors and widths.
The bay horse ran off a stone retaining wall in the dark.
We were all in a indoor arena when the horses came down off the hill in a
herd. I have never run so fast in all my life as I did up that hill to
check on Music, who was tied to the trailer, munching his hay. My heart was
beating so hard I thought it would come out of my chest, and there was the
big clown just chewing away.....brought tears to my eyes.
I will NEVER put my horses in an electric tape pen - and I routinely use it
around the farm to rotationally graze my horses. We have unhooked the semi
and used it to picket when there are no trees (did that at NC) If you have
ever seen me at a ride, I hand graze my horse ALOT. At Ft Valley, I stood
with my mare for hours the night between the two days of the 100, because I
couldn't bear to tie her back up away from the grass.
laura hayes aerc #2741
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