Originally Posted by wyominggrandma
Be sure and tell my granddaughter that about mountain lions not messing with healthy horses...Her mare was attacked and badly injured by a big cat in her corral.Tore huge strips from back legs, long scratches on hindquarters and back. She has never been able to be ridden since then, is now someones pasture pet.
It was a mountain lion, fish and game came, footprints shown and they saw mom and babies about a week later watching from the hillside.
Sorry to hear about your granddaughter's horse. I've heard of that happening, but don't know anyone it has happed to. Wow. Do you think the fact the horse was corraled had anything to do with it? Kind of like a goldfish in a bowl to a house cat? Not saying we shouldn't be able to keep our horses corraled when we want, just wondering.
Has she found anything that keeps them from coming in so close? We've had them look in a window and come on the porch. Light doesn't deter. I used to have a Lab/Pit that would bark, but he wisely never ventured into the dark and the cats would hang on the edges of the light.