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post #1 of 16 Old 08-11-2009, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Darn Mares!

I woke up to the dogs barking at about 3:30am. I ignored them at first (usually it's just a deer or a bear wandering by). But then Blue let out his trademark "A cougar is going to eat me" scream so I hopped out of bed and grabbed my really cool flash light, it's got a trigger like a gun and it shoots a far beam and I can pan it across the paddocks. Riley was racing around his paddock like a fool and Blue was in the corner of his paddock screaming. So I thought either Blackhorse was down or someone was trapped or tangled in something. Then I panned the flashlight around the yard and saw Beauty's butt just grazing away near the edge of the driveway.

I told Hubby we have loose horses and threw on my sweats. I have 2 permanent paddocks and then because I have 6 horses it's hard to feed. I either need to put them in stalls at feeding time or seperate them. It's easiest to do 2 per paddock so I built a third paddock using existing fence and my round pen. The girls had somehow pulled the pins from the gates (with the help of a certain 6-year old maybe?) and knocked the metal pannel down. I found the top pin and put the fence back and then used baling twine on the bottom... Gotto love that bailing twine... By the time I got all that done, the girls had mosied on back to the barn and put themselves away...

I wanted to add a second strand of bailing twine to the bottom but I decided the boogie man was in the woods behind me and then I got the heebie jeebies and jumped in the rhino hightailing back to the house where hubby was watching and laughing... Men...

Darn mares!

Darn mares!

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post #2 of 16 Old 08-11-2009, 01:02 PM
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I'm glad everything worked out and no one got hurt :P Stupid boogey man messing up your plans

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-11-2009, 07:20 PM
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Phew! Could feel the adrenaline pumping away all the way here in Maine!
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-11-2009, 08:54 PM
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Gotta luv the bailing twine! I keep a few pieces in the gator at all times - I've used it for fencing too!

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 12:57 AM
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Sounds like you had a rough time of it! You shoulda dragged hubby out there with ya. I'm glad the mares decided to put themselves up before you got the heebie jeebies and make a mad dash outta there
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 07:40 AM
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Glad they're all home and safe....I know what it's like having to track them down, and I think you're mares must be talking with our mischievious mare, Lady. She knows how to untie lead ropes, open latches, gates, and stall doors...and does it for her buddies, too. After tracking our mares down for a mile in the snow last winter (of course, the only day it snowed), every gate at our place now also has a chain and snapbolt (which she hasn't 'mastered' yet).
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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I hate heebie jeebies.... why does the boogie man have to live in MY woods?

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Becaus ehe used to live in MINES! So I drove over and dropped him at your place. Ahahahaha jk
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Becaus ehe used to live in MINES! So I drove over and dropped him at your place. Ahahahaha jk
Meanniehead!

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 11:10 AM
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He was going to eat my bunny!
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