Horses are an imperfect combination of majestic beauty, large size, and an easily triggered flight response. Despite their size and strength, horses are prey animals driven to spook easily and run fast. These combinations don’t pair well with the pasture fencing materials designed to keep them contained and safe.
It’s the plight of every horse owner–how to keep their animals safe from the fencing that protects them from the world around them. You won’t be able to train the prey animal instincts out of them, but you can take steps like adding visibility to your fence line and choosing the right fencing materials to protect your animals.