I kept my mare, Athena, and two other horses at rented barn and pasture which is about 10 minutes away from where I live. I went to go feed them breakfast this morning to only find one horse in the pasture. About 10 minutes later, I found the property owner riding my pony around. She said she was looking for my mare, and that the neighbors called her this morning saying she broke through fence and was eating in their yard. I wasn't happy with the situation, but Athena is very herd bound so I figured she didn't go far. The PO made a few calls to the neighbors and decided to try calling dispatch just to check, they said she was 9 miles away on the toll road and that she was injured!!
To say I was freaking out was an understatement. She backed up traffic for over 10 miles. The cops said it took forever for them to catch her because she was galloping down the yellow line in the middle of traffic!! They had to catch her with a 4-wheeler and lasso. The cops told me I should enter her in the kentucky derby since he's never seen a horse run that fast. I don't know where the heck she thought she was going, but I'm soooooo glad she didn't get killed or kill someone else. She has a few scrapes and cuts and lost 2 shoes, but nothing near to what I thought she would have. She's a lucky horse!! And needless to say, I moved all 3 horses back to their previous barn tonight. I don't even want to RISK having that happen again.