oh my...I have been waiting for something like this for a while....
I'll start back before I go my horse. I was leasing an appaloosa named Chief, and Chief's favorite thing to do is escape after you take off the bridle. So one morning, his owner was out at the barn and I was trying to look all cool and experienced with her horse...took off the bridle, and he ran over me and galloped off into the sunset, leaving me with all the toes on my right foot broken.
Lesson-dont try to look cool.
Another time, I went out to get chief and found him stuck INSIDE the hay ring. I don't know how he got in there, but it took FOREVER to get him out:)
Lesson-horses are magical beings:)
Back to my days with my horse Rowdy, after I ride I just leave him ground tied whiklle I put his stuff away so I don't have to deal with going in and out of the cross ties(and when I say ground tied, I mean I leave him sitting there in his halter and he either follows me or stays where he is to take a nap). I had to put him near the ties in the upper ppart of the barn because the others were taken. This just happens to be by the feed bins, wich I overlooked. So I was in the tackroom putting my saddle away, and I heard the banging of the tin feefd bins. I didnt pay much attention because some people need to give their horses extra grain throughout the day. But when I walked back oto where I left rowdy, I didnt see him immediately, so I jogged(spastically ran) and found him with his head inside one of the bins. He had lifted the lid off of the bin with his teeth, thrown it aside, and ate.
Lesson-dont leave your new horseuntied near feed bins, becasue you never know what they do.
Heres a picture of that when I was showing my friend:) (I'm not holing onto the lid, just getting ready so he doesnt dive in:)
One more! It's short, bear with me:)
In the OTHER crossties,, the horse will be right next to my trainer's old blind pony, Prarie. So I had Rowdy clipped in one the side closest to praries stall, and when I wwent around him to clip in the other side, he sneakily unlatched praries stal (Rowdy lives outside in the electric fences, so I've never had to worry about stall opening) and gave it a little shove. Prarie got out. He didnt go very far, and was easy to catch because I don't really think he enjoys not being around hay, so I got him back in the stall as quickly as possible:)
Lesson-never take your eyes off you horse around the stall of your trainers pony.