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    08-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Wow, my heart was pounding reading that story. Great job on everyones bravery, especially the three year old!

I think the saying should be "Horses; mans best friend, they just can't sleep on the end of the bed." :)

I'm so glad everyone is alright.
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    08-02-2010, 03:41 PM
What a harrowing story. Sort of amazing Zierra escaped with just a bent shoe, and no one else was injured.

You ALL acted admirably in response to the situation. I agree, I would somehow find a way to put up a horse-eating bog warning, if possible. If it happens so often no one should really have a problem with someone putting up a sign? Or is there some sort of regulation that prohibits one from erecting like, maybe a small signpost on the side of the trail?
    08-02-2010, 11:45 PM
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Shay-las mom wants me to blow up the photo of Zierra laying in the bog to 8 x 10 and mount it on a sign that just says "CAREFUL". Ashley updated her Facebook with "Stupid horse-stealing bogs" so I think we're going to make a sign that says "WARNING! Dangerous horse-stealing bog ahead!" and have a photo of Zierra underneath.

Everyone is great today. No swelling, no heat, good legs, and everyone got a deep liniment massage on their legs and muscles today just for extra measure.

It looks as if I may be able to restore my saddle to some degree of usability, although the leather is completely water stained. That's what I get for trying to battle bogs with a rough out show saddle I guess! It may end up looking even better because it already had water stains on it from sweat and crossing water!
    08-02-2010, 11:54 PM
Sounds like you handled yourselves admirably. I love the idea of blowing up the horse photo for the sign! Sure would get the point across.
    08-03-2010, 12:33 AM
Thank God everyone is okay. So sorry you had to go through it, but happy you're all right.
    08-03-2010, 01:31 AM
Scariest moment ever answering your phone call...but knowing how freaked out and scared you were, it was all I could do to try keeping you calm. Like I commented on FB, I couldn't be more proud of Eve and Justus...I kind of expected for Justus to give her all, but Eve gleefully surprised me! And Zierra's the arab with neverending spirit and human loyalty. Brought a tear to my eye lastnight imagining Ashley laying with her, holding her nose above the water to let her rest, then HEAVING herself out and WAITING for her to catch up and mount...heartwarming in heindsight.

A warning sign will be up by next weekend, plain stupid NOT to have one already considering it's a groomed and marked for hiking and horses...we plan to fix that.
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    09-24-2010, 06:03 PM
Wow, that is scary... it's a good thing she didn't flail and she stayed calm... could have been really bad

Although if that happened to MY horse, the last thing on my mind would be to snap pictures... I'd be frantic trying to get help
    09-24-2010, 06:33 PM
I'm so glad everyone was okay.

I'm amazed they made the trail right through there. Maybe email the local riding club and warn them, they'd be sure to get the word out.
    09-24-2010, 06:46 PM
Glad to hear it ended well. That had to be terrifying.
    09-24-2010, 06:51 PM
There were definitely angels looking out for you. Only a pony would have been tough enough to go that distance 3 times. Give her a treat for me.

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