Monday, May 6, 2013

Squeeze one, squeeze two

I've always found it interesting the trouble other horses get into. But my horses seemed rather incident free, all things considered. Other than the time Smokey got his foot stuck in the feed bag in the trailer (served him right for pawing, not that he stopped), our horses have stayed pretty content in stalls and pastures.

Until now. Our new stable has several chutes for doing lord knows what to cattle. Well, the other day I looked up to see a very large white horse squeezing through the rusted red door of the chute like toothpaste coming out of a tube. He poked his head out , looking at me with that expression that said "Whoa! Check it out! Did you know there was a door here?"


Picture a large, white horse coming out of this door...

Of course I had the gate to the street wide open, so I squealed in a panic and asked Sierra to try to get him back inside while I ran and shut the gate.

We found some twine and snugged up the little side gate to the chute on his run, locking it down.

Then this morning I went to let them out and Lily had gotten herself into the other chute and couldn't back herself back into her run. And first I didn't understand why she was stuck, until I realized she couldn't turn around or back up. Really? Horses really won't back up on their own? Lord knows how long she was stuck there, poor thing, feeling trapped by her own curiosity.

Girl, I know how you feel.

It took a minute, but working together we got her back in her run, where she went back to her remaining hay. I locked down her gate too.

See that far chute? That's where she was stuck...

Poor girl. Hopefully this is the last of the squeeze plays around here...





8 comments:

lytha said...

this cracks me up: for doing lord knows what to cattle

you sure have a way with words: )

i'm happy you get to see your horses more often now. do you go clean up manure on your lunch break? i do before work everyday and i'm sure sometimes there is a smell that goes with that, that i don't notice.

Kate said...

It's incredible the situations they can get themselves into, isn't it? Hope there are no more "incidents".

cheyenne jones said...

nearly as bad as sheep! If there`s a hole? They`ll find it!!Lol.

Glad they`re ok.

Dan and Betty said...

Horses. Gotta love em.

Dan

Carol said...

They're very curious animals aren't they? Looks like you'll have your hands full keeping them out of the new areas to explore.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Of course they got themselves squeezed into those chutes. You should make up a sign and hang it above the chutes "What Could Go Wrong?" Mine would have done the same thing only they probably would have hurt themselves and not stood there quietly. Curiosity will always get the better of their judgement I guess.

Rising Rainbow said...

Knock on wood, your horse doesn't get into trouble.....just saying...

Kate said...

Are all of you OK? Haven't heard from you in a while . . .