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Re: corrals and horses

My response to this is it is NOT how well YOUR horses are trained,  it is generally
the OTHER horse that gets loose.  Protect YOUR horses.  If they other guy does not
train his horses, your corral and your well-trained horse can still have a stampede
through YOUR corral in the night.  I, for one, would consider sueing the guy whose
horse ran through my corral and as a result my horse got lose and got injured.  Not
to say it would stand up in court...another arguement entirely.

I rode a stallion for YEARS and made darn sure he never got lose or was in a
position for any other horse to free him.



Truman Prevatt wrote:

> >In a message dated 98-05-04 14:26:50 EDT, writes:
> >
> ><<  I just want more of you to know
> > that more and more disasters are being reported
> > with the use of electric corrals. >>
> >
> >Have likewise seen a loose horse wipe out several electric fence campsites and
> >"liberate" others with disasterous results here.  Pipe corrals are better, but
> >I still don't feel safe without my horse tied safely when I am not around.
> >
> >Heidi
> It is not the number but the percentage at needs to be addressed.  If there
> is one incident for every 1000 horse-nights (one horse for one night)
> associated with an electric corral and there are 100,000 horse-nights in a
> season then there will be a lot of incidents.
> If there are 2 incidents per 1000 horse-nights for pipe correls per and
> 10,000 horse nights in a season for for pipe corrals then ther would only
> be 50 indicdents.  Does that mean pipe correls are safer?
> The statistics reported of incidents are incomplete and the conclusions -
> while sensational - are incomplete.
> The other issue is horses have to be trained to stay in electric corrals
> and these corrals should be where it is not easy for a loose horse to run
> through them - like very close to your trailer. I have heard people state
> that their horse didn't stay in an electric corral while they were putting
> up their electric corral only to have the horse get out.  If you horse is
> not trianed for an electric corral then train him at home - don't train him
> at a ride.
> I am not sure any method is more or less safe.  I have seen pipe corrals
> trashed.  I have seen a serious injury of  a tied horse.  What is needed is
> an understanding of the probability of an incident not the raw number of
> incidents.
> Truman
> Truman Prevatt
> Mystic "The Horse form Hell" Storm
> Little Stormy - "She wasn't with us long - but boy will we miss her"
> The Rockman, a.k.a Misty Jr.
> Jordy, a.k.a. Bridger - Finaly getting his shot
> Danson Flame - finally sound and back on the trail - YES!
> Brooksville, FL

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