Unexpected Disasters; Ones You Look Back On And Laugh
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... :shock:
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. :lol: No worries, despite the ghetto setup, all horses survived both barn tipping and being stalled with one wall of ladders.
WOW that must have been quite a wind to flip your barn over like that!
Hahaha I can't get over their faces!
"Oh...well we just kind of helped ourselves to this hay...hope you don't mind!"
I don't have any pics scanned in, but in '93 (I think) as I was leaving the barn after feeding, they haymow collapsed. The sides went out and the roof went straight down. Missed me by 15'. Horses were fine, still eating away in their stalls. Took a week to get a path made to get them out of the barn, but everyone survived.
A lot of chicken little jokes were made after that.
One time my friend and I were walking our BO's minis around on trails, they wre two geldings Peanut and Hooligan. Well it was winter and snowy and the ground was really slippery. Hooligan decided he really wanted to trot down the path, so off he went, dragging me behind him! I let go, and Peanut got away from my friend and off they ran! Of course this isn't really a disaster but our over active imaginations were picturing broken mini legs, and they weren't even our minis!!! Well we chased them for quite some time then decided to split up, and I headed back to the barn to find them standing at the gate of their little paddocks like 'hey, where ya been? Crazy human'
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Similar to OP - once on a very windy day I was messing about with a friend's horses when suddenly a HUGE metal shed just casually came flying through the air, over several fences, sailing towards us. The horses bolted and it literally looked like the shed was just chasing them through the air!
Thankfully nobody was hurt and the shed crash-landed in the middle of the paddock, on its roof.
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