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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!

Well night Coco managed to cut his back leg, its not too bad, he's not lame and its not swollen just a bit sore to touch so its been cleaned and now has antiseptic cream on it so hopefully no further issue!

The cause??? He decided to walk through a fence and can only assume he caught it on a nail from one of the rails. Daft thing is the fence he has gone through was absolutely pointless as the gate is open for them to use both fields through the winter and has been for weeks now so its not like he wanted to get through and couldn't! Coco does have a mentality a bit like an equine tank though whereby if something is in his way, if he leans on it it moves and hey presto it is no longer in his way! My dad, bless his cotton socks, is down there now while I am at work, trying to fix the fence for me and Coco is watching intently, apparently looking very proud of himself!

Does anyone else horse do daft things like this?

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Chlopuds

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Chlopuds says:

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!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!

Tonka walked through a 6ft wood fence taking concrete posts and gravel bords with him, then Sabrina took out a 6ft wood fence and a stable door, the stable door was when she jumed into the stable, Sabrina trashed completely a 3.5 ton Horse Box because she freaked when putting her hind hoof through the drivers partition which was not reinforced. Anyone for firewood could start a firewood round. Also I had a cat which when sharpening his claws completely destroyed the top of the trellis archway wood flying everywhere. 

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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Chlopuds

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Chlopuds says:

Re: Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!

Oh, I forgot the 7.5 tonne Iveco Peanut trashed (thank God for insurance) and the fact that Bodie managed to completely (and I do mean completely) destroy a Monarch internal partition (twice)!

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!

Oops, thank goodness he did'nt do himself any serious damage and well done to your dad for the repair job ! We were coming down our little narrow lane towards home after a hack out when we saw a hugh gas tanker blocking the way complete with a thick rubber hose running across the road, Tilly obviously was'nt worried and did'nt bat an eyelid she just promptly stood on the hose ! Oh well, i hope he did'nt find a leak later on lol.

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Equine Tanks AKA Fence Destroyers!

 My old 12.2hh pony was 17 and supposedly couldn't jump, and that week was said to be a bit lame and then she jumped the electric fence into the other horse's field

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