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post #1 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Craziest day EVER!

It was my day to muck stalls, and I was supposed to show the new girl how we do it and where everything is. So we get there and all the horses are in their stalls, which I thought was weird since they usually get turned out after breakfast, but I just figured there was a reason for it. I open the barn door and Brady, the 4 year old German Warmblood, had gotten out of stall and ripped up everything he could find (opened and dumped bags of dog food, pulled down signs, and destroyed all our ribbons) awesome! I text BO to let her know.

Then BO's mother shows up and says, "Did you hear that no one showed up to feed breakfast?" I said no, but I wondered why they hadn't been turned out. Then helped her feed and turn out the horses. I walked up the hill to feed my boy and his other two turnout buddies (they don't get stalled at night) and they are nowhere to be found. I look and sure enough they broke through the fence.

I find Scout, the 20 year old QH/Morgan, relatively easy. He never left the property, just went outside the broken fence. But Gaylen and Cody are gone. BO's mom, the new girl and I searched for 3 hours before we finally found them in a neighbors backyard.

I'm bringing them back up the hill and see Snickers, an Arabian, halfway in the hay loft. I started running because that loft isn't the best quality, it's old and rickety. We only keep 10 bales of hay in that barn at a time for a reason. (We have a whole other barn just for hay) When I get up there I realize Tucker and Malibu, QH's, are in there as well! The door was shut, I saw the BO's mom shut it, so how they got it open IDK. I pulled a huge ladder and propped it in front of the door so they couldn't do it again.

On my way back to put my horse (Gaylen) up, Snickers bites Scout. Scout jumps sideways and hits me hard with his shoulder. I tumbled down the rocky hill, I have no idea how I managed NOT to get injured.

Then I still had to muck stalls, water the horses, clean up Brady's mess, sweep and feed dinner.

I couldn't wait to get home and take a shower. Now, I'm exhausted and sore and I still have to cook dinner! Some days horses are crazy!

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:24 PM
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Oh man, that sucks! at least you and the horsey babies are ok, though. :)
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Oh man, that sucks! at least you and the horsey babies are ok, though. :)
Yeah, I checked over the two escapees. Cody had a few minor cuts (I'm assuming he's the one who broke through the fence) but nothing to worry about.
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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how did they get out? is there a way to ensure it won't happen again?

quite the day you had!
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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Not some, ALL days with horses are crazy. I kid you not.

I'm glad you're okay! Sorry you took a tumble, but thankfully you're not hurt seriously. I'm glad the horses are okay as well.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-19-2013, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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how did they get out? is there a way to ensure it won't happen again?

quite the day you had!
They just barged through the fence. It's USUALLY electrified, but something about it not being charged? I'm not 100% on that. I know the BO's dad was on his way out to charge it (or whatever) and repair the wood when I left. They were just in the fenced front yard for now, since the fence is metal.
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Not some, ALL days with horses are crazy. I kid you not.

I'm glad you're okay! Sorry you took a tumble, but thankfully you're not hurt seriously. I'm glad the horses are okay as well.
Yes, thankfully no one was injured. It's just been THE CRAZIEST day I have experienced yet.
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AND I'm headed back out. Praying for a better day! LOL!
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-20-2013, 02:32 PM
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Crazy days are definitely interesting. Lol.

Craziest day I've had was two mini donks and a mini horse escape from their stall at the 20 acres our barn was on. Yeah, that was an adventure. The big horses weren't used to minis (some of them had never seen the minis before, as their stalls/pastures were on opposite sides of the property and their paths never crossed), so they were freaking out, which made the minis act crazy. Took us three hours, two herding dogs, three people and a quad to finally catch the little ******s. Oh, and I learned the hard way not to lead two mini donks with poor ground manners at the same time. One went one way, the other went the opposite way, my hands got torn up and my shoulders nearly ripped out of their sockets.
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Crazy days are definitely interesting. Lol.

Craziest day I've had was two mini donks and a mini horse escape from their stall at the 20 acres our barn was on. Yeah, that was an adventure. The big horses weren't used to minis (some of them had never seen the minis before, as their stalls/pastures were on opposite sides of the property and their paths never crossed), so they were freaking out, which made the minis act crazy. Took us three hours, two herding dogs, three people and a quad to finally catch the little ******s. Oh, and I learned the hard way not to lead two mini donks with poor ground manners at the same time. One went one way, the other went the opposite way, my hands got torn up and my shoulders nearly ripped out of their sockets.
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Ugh! Sounds insane! I just discovered my entire left leg is bruised up, but it only hurts a little.
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