Or course it was Chico but luckily the people that found her have horses of their own so they led her back for me.
Bella was still in the pen & didnt seem very concerned that her pasture buddy was missing (which is odd because she's usually throwing a fit when she'd left alone).
So I walked the fence & found the weak spot where the middle wire had been busted & fixed it all up.
However, ever since I turned Chico back out she's been running around all day, searching the fence for weak spots & even putting her head through to try & push out!
She's been in the pasture for 2 1/2 years & has never gotten out or even tried, but now that she has it seems she's determined to do it again.
Currently, we have 3 strands of straight wire running accross the back half & rails on the front half of the pasture & in the summer we have the electric wire hooked up to keep them from putting their heads through. THe wire doesn't work in the winter however, so what can I do to keep her from getting out again without confining her to the tiny corral until summer when the ground unthaws?