Monday, June 27, 2011

Innocent? I Think Not!

Innocent and sweet looking faces? Perhaps......... However, apparently these two decided to make a break for it. Naturally, I was at work.

Well, I came home from work Saturday morning to discover a patched together barricade in front of what's left of the small portion of electric fence in the paddock and arena. Recently, I've been working on fixing the pasture fence because I have caught Kola leaning over it and since she breached the portion of the AC electric fence that also manages the pasture, I haven't been able to electrify the fence, so consequently I have locked them out of the pasture for now less than a week to work on it. I have bought a solar electric fence charger. Have the two grounds in. And have been attempting to charge the thing. I should have it completed by tomorrow.

So, onto what had happened. These "innocent" looking girls broke out at about 8pm on Friday night. Of course our neighbor called Stephen to let him know. They were found feasting on our garden boxes and when Zoe and Stephen attempted to catch them, they gave chase. All over the back yard. Hoof prints! Various sliding stops on Misty's behalf and so many hoof prints I cannot count them all. They eventually got them in and Steve made the barricade. Saturday morning, Stephen and I managed to fix the small area of electric together and it's been on ever since.


Cheyenne said...

I take it there was no injuries? Hope they are alright. You must have got a shock? Anyway, all`s well that ends well!
Some months ago, I came home from shift work, to find all 6! had gone!!
Down the main road, across a T junction, and onto another main road. I was to say the least, beside myself!
Eventually got them back! A kind farmer managed to put them one of her fields!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

They do have innocent faces but their hoof prints give them away. It always amazes me how much trouble they can get into in a very short time.

horse barnes said...

They are so stubborn, you can take a horse to water but you cant make him drink. I love them anyway

Richard said...

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Doug said...

Dear Callie,

I run a horse stable and relax by writing (and reading) articles on horse care. Looking at your blog, I see that you have contributors and wonder if I could become one as well. I couldn't find an EMAIL address for you, so hoping you read this comment and get back to me (doug

As a sample of my work and given the time of year, you might find my article on protecting horses from flies of interest (

Hoping you have the time to reply.

Best regards,
Doug (Dr. Doug Stewat)

Horse Pals Magazine said...

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We may have contacted you in the past with writing opportunities. We are excited to offer this paying opportunity. We are beginning a series of chapter books with horse themes, to go along with this we are beginning an online magazine for girls between ages 6 and 13 who love horses. This magazine we hope to call Horse Pals.
( This will all be determined on how much response we get from writers before we begin)
The items we are looking for are:
1. How to articles. Ex How to groom a horse,
2. Fiction All main characters must be girls between 8 and 13
(no boyfriends, kissing etc. each story should include
A friend or Horse Pal)
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4. Poetry
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Basically anything about horses, especially with the Pal or friend theme.
10. We are open to many other items about horses…. You suggest some themes even a column of your own…
( remember these are young readers we are trying to reach)
We pay between $3 an article or Fiction and .50 for poems and $1 for book and movie reviews currently as we are just getting things together and we are online not in print.

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TheHorseTalker said...

Aww, aren't they funny! Sounds like they had an adventure! Ours escaped into the next farms field once and joined in with their horses! x

Merri said...

Innocence is in the eye of the Beholder.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Jane said...

the actions said on your article is against my natural horsemanship training.

Callie said...

Thanks all for the comments. Jane, I'm not quite getting what you are talking about. The post describes a couple of escapees. If I was to believe your comment was anything but generic than I would guess that your natural horse training does not involve any fencing.

Milo academy said...

Very nice photoes