CoCo got a bit overexcited yesterday when it was time to come back into the stalls. I don't know exactly what happened or how because I wasn't there. But she went through a gate. It looks like a bulldozer hit it! It's one of those big metal pipe farm gates.
At any rate - my biggest concern was that she was injured. For the amount of damage to the gate, I can't understand how she wasn't even scratched. I mean it was a complete miracle!
The barn manager says it's illegel here for the BO to require I replace the gate. I think differently, and really can't afford the $500 or so to replace it. The problem is, the entire fencing system is falling apart (rotted and aged wood that has never been cared for you lean on it a little and the rail shatters). They keep separating her from the gelding she gets along with, so her answer is to jump the fences. I hate this barn, it's the most confusing place to be (the BO changes the rules every 10 minutes) and I can not WAIT til Spring to move her to the combined training barn.
But - down to brass tacks - am I responsible for the gate?