Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
I was on a picnic drive with my Percheron mare and she was acting very fractious so we decided to make her be at the end of the line....when we finally got to the estate we were stopping at mid drive, the leader asked how bad the hornets were. I blinked and asked, "What hornets?!" They apparently went through a nest of hornets who were very put out and went after the first 3 or 4 carriages at the beginning of the line, those were the 4 in hand!
Later, I asked what one does when riding or driving...the response was go quick, keep your head and DO NOT stop for anything.
I had the same mare step in a nest of hornets in an old old pile of hay, they swarmed her and she went through my fence in 3 places, colicked badly, almost foundered and was a very expensive lesson to keep old hay thrown away.