I knew I would reign victorious. If for no other reason than my tenacity. No horse could ever outlast me.
I discovered the ribbon wire was lower in some areas than others. This was problem number one. I added taller T-posts and fixed that. The second problem was that the original grounding rod was only 6 feet long. When I used an 8 ft grounding rod, the problem was solved. SOLVED! Hooray!
Once I finally let the kids out to inspect the fence, Senorita touched the hotwire tape and had a sharp intake of breath. She did it again, and again, and again. I kinda wondered about her memory retention, as images of “10-second Tom” from Fifty First Dates danced through my head, but I kept watching her. Eventually she lost interest and went back to the herd.
I’m delighted. The ponies are outside tonight.