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[RC] [Guest] E-collars and horses: caution - Ridecamp Moderator

Ray O'Donohue rno2m@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Do not start with the kind of voltage considered "high" for a dog. Most dog people use adjustable/variable collars,and use the higher settings only in certain situations-such as snake or deer breaking.My experience with horses is that they go ballistic when juice is applied,unlike dogs,who tend to slow down/yipe.Also,nowadays we dog people often use the very low intensity settings,so low that the dog is only vaguely aware of it,and thus we can use it continuously in developing ground work/handling response.I test my e-collar on my fingers each day,on "low",and it is about like a pinprick.That may or may not be "enough" for your escape artist.It may be that some of the Invisible Fence franchise people have some specific reccomendations re horses(?)


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