I've had an updated version of what happened with the horses from the person who found the horse (yes, horse) out. Apparently the gate incident only involved Journey. Why she would have crashed through the steel gate vs. the adjoining electrobraid fence? Our weekend project is to take down the gate and put up a mulit-strand electrobraid gap gate there. As well as where the colt got in.
In the meantime...I have installed the demilitarized zone on the logging road that runs to the small temporary pasture which was the stud colt's means of entry. First I put up a 3-tiered portable electric fence across the road, followed by a rope that runs between trees at two levels. Funder would be proud of me, as it is absolutely beyond redneck, ghetto, or other more atrocious rigged up, duct taped, inventions.
The odds that Journey would be bred are remote since she was not in heat. Phebes...was in raging heat. The colt in question is so badly conformed that an accidental breeding by a german shepherd would have been preferable. The yearling colt is about the size of a six month old colt, so I keep repeating to myself that maybe it would not reach...and I think I may be emotionally (permanently) traumatized by the event.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association