Got a little electric fence kit (uses four "D" batteries) and set it up to keep the pony from gorging herself on new grass this spring. So thrilled--it worked. Moved it so the neighbors cows could come into the pasture and eat down all the stuff the pony wasn't allowed to eat. Can't get the (*#@#$) copper rod out of the ground. It is only in about 8" with about 6" out of the ground, but is totally stuck. Have tried digging, but seems to be tree roots at that spot. Suggestions? Read that a galvanized pipe could be used instead of copper. Am wondering if a galvanized fence post such as used for electric fences coould be used, and insulated above ground with a length of garden hose. Noticed that the real farmer neighbor uses a rod with a handle welded onto it so he can yank it back out. Now that is a great idea.