Friday, January 20, 2017

Lesson Not Learned: Fence 4 Stinker 0

Well Stinker thought it would be fun to play in the fence yet again...  Just to rewind he has been living down here for under two years.  On average he has gotten himself stuck in the fence about every six months.  The first time was within days of arriving.  The next time was when he was going to see a sort of local saddle fitter.  The third time was last year when we were going to see my actual saddle fitter.  Shockingly this time around I didn't have anything planned.

Such a sulky face

The fences are the white coated wire that can be hot, but only the top wire is ever hot.  So guess who tries to play over the fence (insert serious eye rolling here).  This is the first time there have actually been witnesses to his shenanigans, every other time they happened over night and he was free but banged up in the morning.

I'm dying can't put any weight on it

S was teaching a lesson and saw him messing around with the horses in the other pasture.  He kicked then started running forward.  When he started running forward the wire was caught on his hind leg and started pulling and popping off posts.  Luckily he realized he was stuck and didn't panic.  Instead he laid down.  She ran over to him and tried to get him up so she could get the wire off his leg, but he refused to move.  They ended up having to cut the wire to get him free.  Once he was free he hopped up flexed it a few times and went back to being his typical self.

Oh wait I can stand on it never mind

A couple hours later S saw him standing at the fence line where he got stuck snorting and giving it the hairy eyeball.  He didn't seem worse for the wear last night.  I couldn't decide if there was any heat or not (I thought I could feel a tiny bit but I am also extremely paranoid so that could go either way).  He has a little scrape, but nothing major.  I am hoping that he won't be any worse after spending the night in his stall.  I am just thankful that he was smart enough not to panic even if he isn't smart enough to stay of the damn fence.

Luckily, he looks cute!

12 comments:

  1. Oy Stinker. The solid stall walls don't thwart you, nor does wire. This is why we can't have nice things, pony.

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    1. He just wants to roam free and irritate everyone. :)

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  2. Ohhhh horses. But being smart enough to wait for help is an excellent quality in a horses brain! And yes, he sure is cute 😍

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    1. It is probably the only reason he still has all of his limbs attached.

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  3. I like the whole "I'm stuck, so I'm just going to lay right here and you humans figure it out"

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  4. I love that he just laid down! Lol glad it wasn't anything too serious!

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    1. Me too! The vet was out today for other reasons and laughed at me when I told him what happened.

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  5. damnit Stinker- figure it out!

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    1. Right!?! Smart enough to keep it from being a really bad situation but not enough to stay out of trouble in the first place...

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  6. Well he probably saved himself from further injury by playing it cool! I LOVE his bonnet :D

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  7. Bad Stinker! When will he learn?!?! I'm glad he doesn't seem to be terribly injured. Scary nonetheless!

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