"If you are using two or more rams (for breeding), do not put the rams with their ewe groups in adjoining pastures where they can "touch" each other at the fence or gate. Rams have battered each other through fences and been killed this way. If they are going to be in adjoining areas, create a "dead space" in between them with a double fencing".( http://lavenderfleece.com/rambehavior.html )
Wise words to live by. Our fencing is evidence that there is going to be more to separating the two rams than just one fence. We are now in preparation of setting up an electrical line on both sides. With all the signs that our single fence is just not cutting it; damaged fences, bent poles, broken lock clasps and Yogi getting his pulled horn caught in the fencing and yanked it off, ouch!
Thank goodness the rams don't seem to find us competition. I have read some hairy tales of other Icelandic owners receiving lovely bruises and doing a few self defense moves.
Hopefully we will have update photos of our DIY fortification soon, but in the mean time enjoy the ones below.