Re: Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!
Oh my yes! I was out fixing a fence today that my 6 year old mare decided to lean on until it snapped. I keep her, the other mare and the 18h gelding together and the two 26 year old boys in a separate field but she is in love with one of them. This is the fourth fence repair this week.
Bodie once decided to break out of his field with another horse (this was years ago when I was on DIY) and I don't know whose horse started it but they nearly ended up on the M25. I had had him for exactly 24 hours.
The 6 year old mare used to regularly jump 5ft electric fencing at the livery yard I just moved from, once ended up on a 3 foot wide footpath and rather than jump the smallish wooden fence to get back to the field she just decided to do the 5 bar metal gate instead (whilst wearing a fairly hefty 400gram turnout rug).
I honestly am very happy to have them at home now (and a dad and boyfriend that are handy with tools) so that I don't have to worry where they'll end up next time one of them does something stupid. I am also considering plugging in the electric tape that was left here by the previous owners!
I hope Coco feels better!