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        11-29-2011, 12:24 AM
    Cool Ahh!

    An hour ago I went out to feed Casey, and she wasn't in her pasture. I freaked a little bit, but then calmed down. I looked at the fence, and the gate had popped open, literally. I make small movable electric pens around our lawn to have her 'mow' it, and I tied the end of the electric fence around the fence post that I use as a gate, and it came undone! I figured, okay, she didn't go out the back gate, there is a fence blocking that. I doubt she left down the road, she wouldn't go over the metal bridge, to scary, and I have only brought her over it 1-2 times a couple years to. I walked out front to the house, and Casey nickered at me. She was standing right there, next to the fence!
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        11-29-2011, 07:49 AM
    Green Broke
    Usually a horse will stay where it knows it is safe.

    However, that's not always what happens. When my wife went to feed and water our horses on a Saturday morning, she got the shock you did. I had worked the night before and only had about 3 hours of sleep when I was woke to someone pounding on the door and ringing the doorbell, which made the dogs go crazy barking. The phone was ringing too. Still half asleep, I got dressed while trying to comprehend what was going on.

    Our horses are a half hour away from our house. While driving there, I was trying to call anyone I could think of to get a search party. Then I decided to call the sheriffs department in case they heard of anything. They gave me a guys name and number that reported he had extra horses in his yard. I called him to describe our horses which turned out they were ours. Now I had to call everyone to call off the search party and my wife who was having a total breakdown. I think I pissed off a few people on the road from speeding up, slowing down and swerving down the highway.

    We got the horses back to their pasture safe and sound. They ended up about 2 miles away. We only have a 2 horse trailer so we couldn't haul all six at once. We had a friend come with and we brought our saddles. Each of us rode one and ponied another back. Must have been a sight to see.

    Glad to hear your horse was safe too. At least you didn't have to go far to find her.
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        11-29-2011, 08:16 AM
    It happens :) glad your baby is ok :)

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