I was sitting in my room just thinking about winter blankets and looking at different ones people had on their horses.. which got me thinking about my gelding Poncho..
When I had Poncho for about a year.. I got him his first winter blanket. I had 3 other horses at the time. A Percheron. Which was in the same pen as him.. 4 12ft panels X 3 12ft panels.. and then a mare and foal in 24ftx24ft pen. I was walking with the blanket over my shoulder because I thought it was heavy lol.. then I notice the horses flipping out..
So I dropped the blanket but it was too late.
Poncho tried to jump.. yes jump.. the 6 foot panels but he didnt make it.. he leg ended up going through one of the openings in the panels.. you know how they look and all.. like round pen panels..
And he flipped over..
bending the panel in half
I thought that he would like land on his back breaking something, as this happened in like slow motion for me..
But nope.. He flipped completly over landing on his feet. Walked over to the haybales.. and munched on them. I was terrified to walk over to him. I still thought he broke something. BUT HE DIDNT!
I told my dad and to fix it I had to stand on one side of the panel and my dad had to jump on the other side to bend it back:) hhaha
That was one of my CLOSE calls../dumb things Poncho did.. another one.. he jumped my barbedwire fence to get to the 'greener' grass.. nothing but some scraps on his back legs.. I swear this horse is trying to tell me he wants to jump lol..
Now I want to hear your stories of close calls.. dumb things you didnt think your horse could/would do. Anything like that of course... GO!