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        11-02-2013, 06:44 PM
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    Heh...yeah. She's STILL over there though. I'm actually not even sure that anyone lives on that property to be honest, and if they do, if they're gone for the weekend or something. We've called multiple times and left a note on their door. I was kind of worried they'll call the humane association when they see the runty horse in their pasture, so that's why I put the note there.

    What should I do if we can't get ahold of them today? We tossed a bucket of water and hay over there and there is plenty of grass (I hope its safe to eat...) to gorge herself on, but she can't just stay there for multiple days.
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        11-02-2013, 07:03 PM
    I am sure you have looked, but figured I would ask anyways......
    You have checked the pasture she is supposed to be in, made sure there is nowhere she slipped through, right? (Idk what kind of fencing they have).
        11-02-2013, 07:09 PM
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    Yes, I checked. The property has three types of fencing. One is no-climb horse fencing with boards on top, the other (on family P's property) is boards, and the one she presumably jumped is livestock mesh strung tightly across a board fence, and there are no breaks in it anywhere that we can find.
        11-02-2013, 07:38 PM
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    Could you...fabricate some kind of jump "chute" to chase her down, get her to jump back over the fence? Maybe string some of that white tape stuff between a reasonable number of plastic lawn chairs or something?

    Last resort though, I'd figure.

    That's amazingly stressful!
    Do you have any clues as to why she might have jumped? Just the call of better grass? I don't think horses just jump pasture fences for no reason...but then again, I once knew a pony that did just that. Well, in her case, she was "lonely" and wanted to go visiting...but anyway. Haha

    Yay for Kenzie the future Eventer!
        11-02-2013, 07:49 PM
    Hmm.. if I was in this situation..

    I would probably grab a pair of bolt cutters and a new length of chain (if that's how the gate is padlocked), free my horse and leave a note with the replacement chain. Granted, my two are NOT jumpers and with my luck it wouldn't be that easy.

    Been following your posts and updates. Praying everything works out for you both and hoping for a miracle that keeps you two together. Remember: for everything there is a reason- even if you can't see it now.
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        11-02-2013, 08:10 PM
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    Wallaby, I think Jewel (the mare) may have been chasing her or something. She is VERY bossy and possessive and frequently chases (doesn't bite or kick, just 'herds' kenzie around like she is her property) her around, so it may be that Kenzie just realized the other pasture had no bossy mares in it and she wouldn't be chased around.

    This is super stressful though. My horse is in some unknown person's pasture eating who-knows-what (its overgrown). I miiiight be able to jump her again but with her coordination she'd probably hurt herself or something, and I really don't want to risk it unless I absolutely have to. Someone suggested that I call the sheriff to come free her (so I don't get in trouble for cutting the lock myself) in the morning if we hear nothing before then.

    Swimminchikin- thanks. It seems like everything is coming in groups and I'm like incapable of having a normal life with a normal horse that I can rehome normally, but I guess I'm supposed to learn something through all of this? *sigh* I have no idea!
        11-02-2013, 08:30 PM
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    Whew. They finally got an answer from the neighbor (who was SO sweet) and went and got her. Thankfully she was well behaved about it all if nothing else, little turd! XD

    Until we can figure out why she jumped/how to keep her from doing it again though, she is on "stall board" except for a few hours during the day. It isn't ideal but I'm afraid that she is going to try jumping the right-hand fence, which leads to the road- not another pasture. I feel bad for doing that to her but I can't be making so much more work for Family P either. The stall was actually not even finished but I helped them finish building it this afternoon to put her in. I guess this is even more of a reason to find that home for her asap.
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        11-03-2013, 02:46 PM
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    She just jumped the fence again. I have no idea how to stop her... any ideas? :/ I have nowhere else to take her and family P is getting fed up with her. My only other option is stalling 24/7
        11-03-2013, 03:36 PM
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    Oh no!! Is there any way to separate her from Jewel, if you think that might be the issue?

    Or maybe you could ghetto-rig some sticks, or something, tied to the original fence and extending a few feet up higher than the actual fence, then attach them together with electrical tape/some other kind of visible fencing? It wouldn't have to be particularly sturdy, just tall enough that it makes that fence look HUGE+completely unjumpable to Miss Kenz. [haha, now we know why Wallaby's fences look ridiculous..]

    And yes, you can come live with Lacey+me! Lacey would loooove to have an actual baby horse to baby. She'd teach Kenzie about fences - you go through them, not over!
        11-03-2013, 03:54 PM
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    The only way to separate the two of them at the moment is the stall, and Kenzie will have to be the one in it since it IS Jewel's home after all. I'm actually not so sure that Jewel is the problem now though, since the second time she jumped, Jewel was minding her own business, doing nothing threatening at all.

    I might be able to rig something up after talking with the neighbor who shares the fence and with family P, but it has to be something I can take down easily as well. Electric fencing miiight work but I know NOTHING about it, how to rig it up, what type of power source it needs, etc.

    I thought about buying some of these Feedlot Panel, Cattle, 16 ft. L x 50 in. H - Tractor Supply Co. and some-how attaching them (maybe with t-posts?) to the top to make a huuuuge fence, but I'm not sure how to do that without messing up the existing fence. Or how to transport it for that matter...I currently drive a Honda Oddessy...O_o

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