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Janice J.

Dear Debbie,

We will be fencing our newly-planted pasture this coming spring. I plan on building a 3-board fence and running an electric wire along the top part of the post. The problem I have is that one of my horses has a bad habit of slamming his windpipe down on the metal gates much like a cribber, but he doesn't suck in wind. I need to run an electric wire along all of my gates so he no longer has a horizontal surface to do this. Any suggestions? I'll end up with over 11 acres of fescue for 4 horses so there's plenty of grass, but he still does it, especially after he eats his grain. Janice

Janice J.

Hi Janice,

Yes, that is a "feel good" habit that your horse has! I always suggest that you contact your veterinarian to see if there could be any other reason he is doing this. I would suggest using an "electric bungee gate" with your existing gates. Are you planning on using wood fence or are you looking at a newer alternative to wood? We will be happy to help you with any of your needs. We carry electric tape, rope, coated wire, and electric twine. One additional idea, have you ever tried a crib strap? They do not hurt the horse and in your case, it might actually help him to not hurt himself. I look forward to helping you. If you can, it would be nice to talk to you to find out all the variables of your property and your horses. That way we can be sure to help you find the best fence for your particular needs!

Debbie

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