I've got a life time of riding behind me, so the stories don't end there. And when I was a kid, I used to do REALLY dumb things-- on purpose. Like use my horse as a ladder so I could climb up into trees. I'd take off from home, go a couple miles down to the "forest" --an area of about 10 acres that was overgrown with trees and weeds. And then we'd build little forts, camps, and tree houses. I used my poor little mare mercilessly-- had her drag limbs, tied her to a tree for hours while the rest of us kids were playing in the trees, and of course went swimming with her in the river bareback. Then we'd all pile back up on her and go home. We could fit 3 or 4 of us kids on her back. I'd get a call to come out and play-- and "bring your horse!". Sounds like everyone else has some funny stories too! Every kid should grow up like we did. :)
I have a feeling this is an Asian person, too. (wanting my silkie). I haven't responded back... not sure if I will. I need to think about it. Then again, my little roos have had a good life so far. And if they weren't over taxing my Polish, I'd just keep them. But they've torn out all the feathers on their necks and I was going to use one of them for the Fair, and now I think that's a long gone idea. :(
Josie, I'm sorry your little roo didn't come back. That is a bummer. :( Wish I had an RV! I am wanting to pick up a truck camper-- the kind that slides onto the bed of your truck. We used to have one and it got so old, we took it to the dump. I'd love to have another one so I can haul and have my camper at the same time. Our old truck camper was really nice-- it was longer than the bed by a good 2 or 3 feet. It had a bathroom/toilet/shower in there. You put the lid down on the toilet and start the shower. It had a mini fridge, stove top, oven, heater... but no A/C. We had so much fun in that thing. The table went down into a 2 person bed, and it had a bunk that you dropped down above the table and that was another 1 person bed and then of course the 2 person bed above the cab.
Trish, your coop looks like it has a great start! I want a breeder coop/runs/pens too! I think that would be fantastic to sort everyone out. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Crazy run away horse story! I would have been mad. Of course, now you don't need it, but the quickest way to stop a horse from running off is to pull on ONE rein and bring their nose to your boot. They can't run with their head sideways... or at least not very well. It slows them down, for sure. I've had plenty of opportunity to test that out on my friends idiot horses. The last trail ride I was on, my friend had just bought a new horse and got scared of him only about 20 mins into the ride (we were at Kanopolis) and so I switched horses with her so she could ride mine instead. I'm always doing that. Then I get the horse with a death wish. But the funny thing was, I have a knack with them-- I'm not mean and I am super easy on their mouth and all the head tossing and crow hopping ended when I got on him and made him listen. Then MY horse who is super laid back started acting up on my friend! So then she wanted her horse back after I had him straighten out. She doesn't know she is doing it,-- but she's in their mouth, and she has a hard hand and doesn't have that instinct of when to let go and when to hold on. Plus, I think she even sits her weight wrong and it makes the horse upset. Ah well.
Danz, that sounds like a close call with your ducks! Poor things. Sheesh. That totally figures it turned into an emergency. That would probably happen to me, too. :P