The open gate thing brought back a memory from 3 years ago. Dead of winter dark out ,yard, driveway were solid ice slicker than snot.
Doing chores oldest daughter left gate open, that goes out into yard /driveway. My old guy who had run of barnyard saw that gate was OPENED, and made a dash for freedom.
Being icy neither daughter or I were fast enough to beat horse to gate. I thought for sure that old yellow fool would break a leg. He went trotting down the driveway like no big deal. Slipping an sliding as he went. He was heading out to the highway he was FREE AN WILD.
I hurried got a bucket of feed and shook it. He turned around to come galloping back down the icy driveway! We can laugh about it now ,but in the moment I was scared to all heck.
I tell you that yellow horse was something else. Don't know what it is about a yellow horse ,but there all smart ,fast and Houdini's.
And I own another yellow horse, who's smart,fast and can open gates.
Out riding my horse.