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I dont know how people can use barbwire to fence in their horses..
A lot of people use it actually. The horses tend to avoid it. We have barbed wire for fencing at my barn and there has been one serious injury due to it in the 7 years I have been there….
When I was working in polo all of the horses were in barbed wire. One of them charged through it, got it tangled round her hock and went into hospital straight away. She had 3 operations to try and remove the shrapnel that had caused an infection in her hock but was p.t.s.
I thought that after that disaster the first thing my boss at the time would have done was replace the barbed wire with something safer. Nope. All the money that Roxy’s operations cost him and he couldn’t be arsed to replace the wire. 2 more horses went through it in the next year, one was eventually p.t.s and the other survived.
Aswell as the horses going through it they would often lean across it and we had several horses with constant cuts on their faces and necks due to the wire.
I will NEVER put my horses on barbed wire and I will avidly disagree with anyone who does.
It’s like yeah, sure, all fencing COULD potentially cause injury. So let’s fence the horses in with fencing *designed to cause injury*.
Right! I remember last autumn Paloma rolled wayyy too close to my electric fencing and caught her leg in it as she got up, got shocked and charged around the field luckily only breaking a post and her pride as she went. Imagine if that was barbed wire though, she would have severely damaged herself. No fencing is perfect but c’mon, barbed wire.. Really. REALLY. Just don’t.
My horse is an idiot but to the person saying that horses tend to stay away from barbed wire… What if a sensible horse accidentally rolled too close, spooked at something and kicked out or maybe even decided the grass was greener on the other side?
Kay so although I would personally never fence a horse I’m barbed wire, there are people around here who do. I can tell you that they do so because the pastures that are fenced with barbed wire are generally 100+ acres. It would be ridiculously expensive to fence it with anything else, and I can tell you the number of times I see a horse anywhere near a barbed wire fence line. So, like everything else, do what you want with your own horse but people do have their reasons for doing what they do.
The racing stud I worked for earlier this year had a really sweet filly who I reckon would have had a good career on the track, they sold her for $15k, and the new owners put her in a barbed wire fenced paddock. This was a yearling who had been in a concrete/brick box and a rubber-coated walker for the past 3 months of her life and they put her in a paddock like that. She inevitably got caught up in the wire and had to be PTS.
She was one of my favourites, too..
the paddock Magnum is in + my friends horses are in barbed wire fencing and in the 3 years i have hung around the paddock i have only seen 1 incident which happened a few weeks ago where my friends mare got chased into the barbed wire fence and almost cut her hoof off and sadly was put down the other week.
All fencing can be dangerous, i have seen a horse cut its leg to bone with plain wire fencing, i have been told stories of horses impaling themselves on star pickets that had electric tape fencing from being chased into them and tried jumping it and i have heard some pretty gnarly stories about solid wood fencing too :/
in honor of Mean Girls’ 10th anniversary, here’s an incredibly subtle but completely extraordinary joke that you’ve probably never noticed from the movie (I saw it at least a dozen times before it dawned on me): Regina George started a rumor that Janis Ian was a lesbian in the 8th grade, but it wasn’t out of malice… it was because Janis told her that she was Lebanese
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how are these people not dead
Oh he can eat plastic bags and the other lady can eat drywall, but if I want to enjoy some fucking cookie dough I’ll get salmonella and die
this is so illegal. we’re going to get in so much trouble. you cant just steal all the sand from the beach and replace it with bread crumbs