ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] re: Survey info

Re: [endurance] re: Survey info

Samm C Bartee (bartesc@mail.auburn.edu)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 14:00:35 -0500 (CDT)

I like the electric fence system for most horses. It gives them the
chance to stretch, roll, and sleep without me worrying about them getting a
leg over the picket rope--have had that happen-- I do believe that you
should condition your horse to the paddock just as you condition your
horse to the trail. My horses all seem more at home in a paddock than on
a picket line, or tied to the side of the trailer, and I know I sleep
alot better. I did, however, resist using one for four years, now I
don't know how. But accidents can happen, which is why you should always
condition your horse to the paddock. This past weekend, at the MERA
Classic Challenge, we had a horse slip his picket line and take off.
They found him the next day several miles away going north on a busy
highway. So I think as far as keeping a horse up, it really doesn't
matter what you do, the horse will always find a way to scare you to pieces!!