Dan's at it again

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I don’t know if you’ve tried these but I found they worked for me! I tied a bit of string from the front of the muzzle side to side (so like a loop) then another bit to the top between the ears from it like an upside down Y shape. This prevented the muzzle being pushed over my ponies nose and hanging round his neck whilst he scoffed!
The other thing I did was to put a strand of electric rope zig zagging from the top of one post to the bottom of the next and so on. It creates more of a solid look and bubbles tended to be far more wary.
Thanks, I pretty much gave up on the muzzle, it's difficult as on the track there is very little grass and the hay is given in nets with very small holes so he basically can't eat, he just needs it if he escapes, then when I found it attached to the hay net it worried me about him getting caught up.
I tried more strands, more posts etc. none of it bothers Dan, he just shimmies under the fence :rolleyes:

This is like a soap opera lol. Can't wait for the next episode. :p
I'm trying to see it as a fun challenge now, a competition between us, every day I keep him where he is meant to be is a win for me :p Anything is better than letting myself get annoyed by it.
 
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I tried more strands, more posts etc. none of it bothers Dan, he just shimmies under the fence :rolleyes:
I used to know a pony that did that - he just rolled under the bottom tape!

I wonder if you can get a collar with geo fencing that shocked him - like they have for dogs?

 
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Ha ha - Jessey 1 - Dan 200 :D
I had like a month of him staying put, but the last week has gone to him mostly :D

I used to know a pony that did that - he just rolled under the bottom tape!

I wonder if you can get a collar with geo fencing that shocked him - like they have for dogs?

I knew someone once who used a dog zap collar (human operated) on her horse because he was 'difficult', it turned him into a very aggressive, mean horse who ended up causing the hubby permanent injury :( I think that was because there was no clear 'cause' from the horses perspective :( Tho perhaps if it's consistent and gives warning it would be ok, that would certainly make life easier!
 

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That's given me another idea, if I knew exactly where he was getting through I could focus my efforts, I will charge my old GPS watch and attach it to him for a day then I'll know :p
 
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How much hair has he got down his back. I know hes quick but I would clip to a mm along his back. Split your fencing and put your seperate energiser on the bit hes going through once you've had the field topped.
 

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How much hair has he got down his back. I know hes quick but I would clip to a mm along his back. Split your fencing and put your seperate energiser on the bit hes going through once you've had the field topped.
He's more hairy now, but did it even when he was pretty sleek, I'm loathe to clip him, don't want any added headache of no protection from the rain. I've already split the fencing and have 2 energisers on, 1 running the perimeter fencing which is about 1500m that he has only gone under twice, once I think was a mistake as he ended up in the 3ft strip between that and the absolute perimeter post and rail and the other a few weeks ago when I was trying to catch him and pinned him in a corner. The other is currently running only 150m single strand (I've only powered the bottom strand to try and get as much zap as possible) of fence, and is the bit I believe he mostly goes under (there is another section that he could but when I change this bit it stops his escapes for a while).

1 to me last night and again this morning :D
 
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I'm pleasantly surprised that Hogan seems to be respecting the electric fence round the acorns - Ramsey always thought being zapped was worth it - once he was through he didn't give a damn. This what all 10 oak trees are carrying this year - and each tree is HUGE o_O Screenshot_20190822-150220_Gallery.jpg
 
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Well, I sweated off about 10lbs yesterday, fencing off the rest of the oaks. Bad news is, when we move them in November/December, to the other field for grass, I'll have to do it all again. If you look at the pic, behind the bushes, behind Hogan, are all the HUGE oaks in the other field. :oops: Just be grateful Dan doesn't live here!Screenshot_20190829-131338_Video Player.jpg
 
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Well, I sweated off about 10lbs yesterday, fencing off the rest of the oaks. Bad news is, when we move them in November/December, to the other field for grass, I'll have to do it all again. If you look at the pic, behind the bushes, behind Hogan, are all the HUGE oaks in the other field. :oops: Just be grateful Dan doesn't live here!View attachment 99635
I had oaks galore at the last yard, it was a nightmare as hank had a taste for acorns!
 
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Not been out for a month, then yesterday I turned the fence off for half hour for a hay delivery and he was in. This morning (with the fence on) he's bloody in there again.

At least now we seem to have come to an understanding, I lift the fence and tell him out and he goes, a vast improvement on spending an hour trying to catch him.
 
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