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        09-17-2010, 11:34 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    They all got out!!!!!!!!

    I took my daugther and her best friend to see Citrus and give him some grain after going to a movie. We petted him and loved on him in the pasture and then went in the barn to see the horse who got his eye removed.

    I heard thundering hooves behind the grove of trees and knew instantly all the pasture horses got out (I think 7 live out there).... I yelled and yelled to the girls to get the barn owner but they were catching frogs.... of course the horses then started to run towards the long drive that goes to the road.... I ran over there and scared them towards the hay....

    By this time my daughter had gone upstairs to get the barn owner (He and his family live on top of the stable in a really nice house)... he came down as calm as ever, asked if I was in the driveway and went and got the herd leader. Unfortunately, none of the horses followed the leader. The barn owner got them all gathered back and put in their pasture. They are all safe and uninjured!!

    I thought for sure my daughter had left the gate unlocked but actually the horses had broken the latch.... so no one is in trouble. I really thought I was going to have to bring the hammer down on my girl for leaving it unlatched. We had a review lesson on double checking the gate and on what to do when a large group of horses is spooked. Now all is well.
         
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        09-17-2010, 11:53 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Wow what a relief! That's happened at my barn too! Exept at my barn if the horses get out the gate is always closed so the farthest the horses can go is to the end of the property!
         
        09-17-2010, 11:55 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    It is a closed gate resting on a post that is higher than the bottom of the gate.... my guess from the broken lock and that the gate has to be lifted off the post is that the horses got silly and ran into the gate, broke the lock and thought they were free.........
         
        09-18-2010, 12:08 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Wow Glad everything turned out okay!
         
        09-18-2010, 01:44 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    Me too :) I am also glad my barn owner is a gentle soul.
         
        09-18-2010, 08:51 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    At least noone was hurt! I will tell you, my horse is on my in laws property and if I am out doing something I will let my horse out of the paddock to eat grass and wander with me. Well this week we are trying to finish up our new pasture and I figured I would lead lady out to where I was working. The electric fence tape is half up so I let her go on the fenced side. Mind you there is no current set yet. Only one line of tape on the top posts. Anyway, I started chopping down weeds and lady started eating the grass. All of a sudden my filly starts calling for lady and never happened before, lady got real upset and paced to fence line until she decided to go under the tape. She raced back up to the barn and into our falling apart lower half. Thank god she didn't get hurt. Nothing but junk in there. But I don't panic as that can raise her awareness. I calmly went in led her out and put her back with the herd. Oh well!
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        09-18-2010, 10:02 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    Ahh glad yall got them back safely! This happened at an old barn of mine except they kept a herd in one HUGEE pasture so wouldn't you know it, 42 horses got loose sand wreaked havoc upon the grounds. And guess who go to clean up the poo? Haha me!
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        09-18-2010, 12:23 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Citrus    
    I took my daugther and her best friend to see Citrus and give him some grain after going to a movie. We petted him and loved on him in the pasture and then went in the barn to see the horse who got his eye removed.

    I heard thundering hooves behind the grove of trees and knew instantly all the pasture horses got out (I think 7 live out there).... I yelled and yelled to the girls to get the barn owner but they were catching frogs.... of course the horses then started to run towards the long drive that goes to the road.... I ran over there and scared them towards the hay....

    By this time my daughter had gone upstairs to get the barn owner (He and his family live on top of the stable in a really nice house)... he came down as calm as ever, asked if I was in the driveway and went and got the herd leader. Unfortunately, none of the horses followed the leader. The barn owner got them all gathered back and put in their pasture. They are all safe and uninjured!!

    I thought for sure my daughter had left the gate unlocked but actually the horses had broken the latch.... so no one is in trouble. I really thought I was going to have to bring the hammer down on my girl for leaving it unlatched. We had a review lesson on double checking the gate and on what to do when a large group of horses is spooked. Now all is well.
    Wow! I have never heard of someone living above there stables. That's cool, I would like to see a pic.
         
        09-18-2010, 12:37 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farmerjeff    
    Wow! I have never heard of someone living above there stables. That's cool, I would like to see a pic.
    It is the coolest thing... I will get a picture today when I am out there today :)
         
        09-18-2010, 12:52 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Im glad they all are safe!

    At my barn that I board at we have three minis and one of them knows how to crawl(literally) under the fencce and open the gate so all of the horses can get out! Thankfully most of the horses know where there food is at and they stay in their pasture.
         

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