Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Yes the last two mornings in a row my colt has escaped from his pasture, but what I come to find out is that someone had disconnected the jumper wire, connecting their pasture to the cattle pasture. Not only that, this morning instead of my FIL coming over to get me to catch my colt, he instead CHASED HIM ABOUT WITH A VEHICLE FOR 20 MINUTES!!!!!! I have never been more infuriated in my entire life!!! And what did Storm do, he attacked the vehicle, LITERALLY, he reared up on it, kicked it, rammed into it with his chest, and continued to challenge it. Meanwhile my FIL sits in the vehicle revving it up and honking the horn, and pursues him!!!! GAH I COULD KILL THAT MAN!!!! Then after all of that he comes over, and tells me he spent 20-30 minutes chasing Storm around to get him back into the fence. And he tells me he couldn't catch him at all when on the ground, WELL DUH!!!! You never worked with him before, why on earth would he let you go near him!!! Then he mentions that he "fixed" the fence, so i'm dressed and out the door, I get to his pasture and about 100ft of fence is lying on the ground. Now i'm not sure what kind of "fixing" that is, but it's not how I do it. I halter Storm, check him over really well, he was rather sweated and spooked, I hope he isn't to traumatized after this incident. But over all he was ok. I moved him and Shadow to a new pasture this morning, they are now in with the cattle, and a well maintained fence. Not only that I think there was something in their pasture or around their pasture that had been bothering them. Lately we've been having issues with a black bear coming up to the house, lord only knows where else it will go. So we'll see how things work out in the new pasture. I'm so mad right now....no one even understands.....ugh
Otherwise the rest of the herd is doing well, with how cold it was this morning, I may start throwing hay out to everyone. It is definitely fall here on the ridge in PA . There is no other way to say it......
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