I was looking through some old photos and found some of a particular incident a few years ago. I was at school, so I did not witness it first hand. But I got home off the bus and looked to the pasture, much to my dismay their were no horses, and the barn wasn't in the same place as we put it last.
I took off down the driveway and up to the house, freaked out that my horses might be running around willy-nilly somewhere. When I get into the yard, I see some ladders strung across a weird in one of the other barns, and upon further inspection there stand my two spotted wonders. They took the liberty of breaking into a few bales while they were captive, and my gelding came and looked at me like nothing was wrong! Once I knew they were okay and looked them over, I just busted a gut! I went in and asked my mother what had happened, and she said the wind blew the barn over, and tore up a bunch of the fence. Their were live wires whipping around everywhere, and thankfully no one got hurt. But in reflection, that day was just one I can look back on and say, honestly? Never have I expected to come home to the barn being flipped on its top and horses nowhere to be seen. But now, whenever it gets windy out, sometimes I just get a little nervous...
Anyone else have any ludicrous story of something just entirely unexpected? As horse owners we prepare as much as we can for the unexpected, but sometimes things just get stepped up to a whole other level! I guess some things you really do have to experience before you can prepare for them. I would love to hear other stories. As for mine, I think the pictures are almost better than the story itself.
No worries, despite the ghetto setup, all horses survived both barn tipping and being stalled with one wall of ladders.