Bandit is my six year old foundation quarterhorse that I have had since he was 7 months old. He is six years old now and just came out of sixty days training about 3 months ago. He was in training with a cutting horse trainer at age 3 for 45 days, but I was not able to ride him afterwards because of a car accident.
I was coming home from my yoga class and went in to feed Bandit like I usually do. I tied him up to the gate between his pasture and another while I filled the water trough, and the horse in the next pasture (mare) came up and nuzzled him as a truck went by and he spooked. He pulled a 20 foot gate out of its hinges and dragged it around the pasture, till he jumped a 5 foot fence and the gate came halfway over and the halter came loose (thank God). Then the other horse spooked and was bucking around me,I thought she was going to kill me. I had to gather Bandit up and put him in the now enlarged pasture with the other horse, and that's how I left them. Together. There wasn't anything else I could do. The woman that owns the property says her grandson won't be back till tomorrow to fix the gate. The gate is lodged over the fence, but I don't think the two horse can get through to the other pasture where the goats are. I hope not, because Bandit likes to kick goats. I'm still shaking. I could have been killed.