Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: some where on my farm
sorry need to vent...some people should not own horses
most of you who know me know that i'm due this month (on the 14) and that i have broken my foot to boot....i have been around horses since i was born! but still that doesn't make me an expert horsewoman...nothing does...but i do know how to handle them and baisicley can handle and suduation........yesterday we get a frantic call from my sister in law in tears......her mare is out and she can't catch her ( she is very afraid of this mare and the other 3 ponies she has) first off they have 3 very small pens 36x36, that she keeps 4 ponies in....the mare that got out wears a halter but is not halter broke (although my sister in law claims she is) i made my husband call work to either get the sheriff or a officer down there to keep an eye the both the pony and my sister in law while we were enruote but none were avalable (she has no property insurence what so ever) also to insure tht the mare would not end up on the highway...we turned a 20 minute ride in to a 10 minute ride. i would of liked the sheriff there to prove a point......but that didn't happen.
we pull in to her yard to find that the mare was close to her pen, my first thought to get her back in was to grab her mom and lead her out of her pen and lead around out side and back in with this mare.......i halter broke her mom years ago and never had any problem catching her till she moved over there....sue (the mare i needed) has become very head shy and will wheel around and threaten to kick you now......so i went in to the other pen and grabed the 2 year old filly, got a lead on her swung the gate open and lead her out leaving the gate open....she has a welsh stud pony penned up near the mares , which the loose mare was now teasing ......(it was getting worse)....my sister in law has a very booming voice and can't control it what so ever........i managed to get the mare away from the stud and push her back near to her pen and i would of had her in if my sister in law was not so afraid to take another step to close the gap between me and the gate and the 2 ponies...she ran off on us when my sister in law started talking...hhhhmmmm a bucket of grain maybe in order???? why yes it was..but not fed by my sister in law!!!, after about 15 mins of this my ister in law was getting out of hand and told us she was going to call a real cowboy to handle this and walked away......funny enough that the mare watched her walk away ...waited...i shock the grain bucket around and led the little filly back in to the pen with the mare behinde her and got them both in......my husband and i fixed the post that they had broken and while doing that go the fuk story of what happend.....she was late getting to work and did not feed them and took off with out feeding nor calling us to go and fed them......her mare being in heat and penned up with over feeding of grain popped out when the gate was open and staarted that way........she does have a welsh stud pony (about 12 hands) that is abused heavley by my brother in law (uses a buggy whip to get in to his pen to defend him self from being attacked) i have convinced her to sell him and have a buyer for the stud pony already but here's the thing.......sister in law bought him for $400.00 and wants $1,500 for him now...i'm sorry but where and when did $1.100.00 worth of work get put in to that pony???? I DON'T THINK SO.......I've warned the woman that wants to buy him that he'll need a lot of work and tlc to bring him to trust any one again ( he is a real danger.. i wont even let my kids on the property any more because of the animals) he'll also be gelded so that will help later on down the road......with the horse market being so bad right now she wont even get what she paid for him being the way he is...but the buyer is really nice and will offer her about $600 just to save him, if not i guess i can raise the rest.
before leaving i quickley glanced over the 4 ponies who are in caked in mud and found that one mare has very chulky like hoofs... told her to get the mud off the horses before mud rott kicked ..yeah yeah i will.........i'm sorry this is long but i need to vent.... i have 2 horses my self...live on a 10 acre farm my 2 horses have plenty of space to run, a large shelter to run in to. i have a summer paddock that i open a 16 ft gate in to that they can run in to and have more room to romp.....i have no fear of them and some times let my mare out of the padock to have her space from her brother and let her roam lose on the farm while i'm out side ( in the summer she helps me in the garden!!!) i guess it's the bond that i have with my mare that i can do that.....for those who have or delt with head shy horses..... think of where they been? and what kind of person had them.....if you are a person who hits, slaps, pops on the nose for bitting....keep in mind what you horse will carry on with to the next owner.............