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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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My horse escaped today!

My horse is at my parents house, they are in Port Aransas for the next week. I go by every day after work, feed, water, check on her, do what I need to. Last night, everything fine. Today at 11:30 mom calls, neighbor had called her said the horse was out running up and down the street having a ball.
Luckily, I get off work at noon, and we were done seeing patients, so I leave work, takes 20 min. to get home. She's across the street from the house in a wheat field. It's about 10 acres, she's running back and forth, as fast as she can, from east fence, to west fence, with just a pause to say Hi to the horses there!
I go out, she sees me, comes to me then thinks... wait.... and runs back and forth about 4 or 5 more times. I just stand by the fence and watch. Finally she stops near me, munches on the wheat for a few seconds, looks at me, then across the street to the house, and starts to trot home. About half way there she stops looks back at me like, Mom! You coming?
She goes and grazes in the front yard, and comes to me as I walk in the yard, I just keep walking to her pasture, and she follows me in, I shut the gate, and she's right there for me to catch, doesn't move.
She had pushed on a seldom used gate so much, she had pushed out the bolt that holds the chain that closes it. I fixed it.
But.... long story short... she was drenched in sweat... and she was so dirty, she was sweatting mud!....
1st pic... her muddy sweat
2nd pic... after her bath.... she cleaned up fairly well!
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:32 PM
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Yikes! I probably would have panicked if I had gotten that phone call. Props to you for staying calm. o.o

I love that even in the muddy picture she managed to keep her socks fairly white. ^.^
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I did get stopped by a motorcycle cop on the way home, 82 in a 70! I explained the horse was out, and I wanted to get to her before she was hit by a car (he didn't have to know she was at a place with relatively no traffic! lol) He let me go with a "good luck and be careful"!
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Aren't you relieved that it turned out so well? (The little stinker...) And you have a clean, pretty horse in your pasture now!
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Very relieved!!! I had planned on giving her a bath this weekend, it's finally warm enough... She just got me to do it sooner! lol
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:42 PM
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Aren't you relieved that it turned out so well? (The little stinker...) And you have a clean, pretty horse in your pasture now!
That happened to me once, and made me even more thankful we live in a very rural area! I love the photo after her bath, and happily eating - it speaks, "All's well that ends well" :)
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