Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
• Horses: 0
Once when we were in a "Wilderness Area" (Sumac Creek trail in the Cohutta Mtn. of N. Georgia), as we were coming back to the truck/trailer after an all day ride, we noticed an old guy walking around with a rifle in his arms. Husband said softly to me.. "get your gun available". I already had it out of the holster in a coat pocket, hand on it but not on the trigger!
The guy came up to us wanting a clothes hanger, he had locked his keys in his truck. I hung back while hubby talked to him, it really seemed fishy to me because we were in the middle of nowhere!
Actually, it was true, the truck was locked and they keys were in the ignition. The old guy was about to break the window when another car drove by and he flagged it down, they happen to have a clothes hanger and they guy got the keys..
While it did end up being legitimate... it didn't look that way at all at the beginning. I was prepared and hubby was leary. We have since talked about a similar situation.. I told him if he ever even thought I might shoot to be ready for the horses to bolt. (they don't like gunshots). I keep the gun because if we did come upon a situation he would be the one the "bad guys" would be watching for a gun.. plus I am a better pistol shot than he is.. hehe!!!