Could Have Been A Disaster

I was fixing myself some breakfast this morning. A bacon and tomato sandwich sounded good. While frying the bacon and waiting for it to cook, I washed the dishes that were left over from last night. The horses were out in the back pasture. Handsome and Jerzey were standing closely together. Jewels wasn’t in the big picture. I didn’t give it much thought. She’s never very far from the others. I finished the dishes and put them up. I glanced out the window again and noticed Jerzey and Handsome were walking towards the barn. No Jewels. I couldn’t see her. As my eyes darted back and forth across the pasture, I saw her standing in the very back corner next to the neighbor’s yard. This was unusual. She’s always bringing up the rear. Jewels follows them everywhere.

I got a bit nervous, so I went out on the back porch to take a look. She was caught in the fence. To my surprise, she was being extremely laid back over the situation. I wasn’t dressed yet. Quickly, I gathered my clothes and got dressed, then grabbed the keys to the shop. There was a good chance a wire cutters was needed. I decided to grab a halter and feed bucket as well. When I had walked half way across the pasture, I notice her front half was in the neighbor’s yard, so I turned around. There wasn’t any way for me to get her out of the mess she was in, from our side of the fence. Instead, I had to approach her from the other side. Remarkably enough, she was calm, but slightly anxious.

She sure was glad to see me. I put a feed bucket near her head, so I could access the situation. Her right hind leg was caught in the top wire. All I had to do was cut the one wire to release her. I put a halter on her and asked the little girl next door to hold the lead rope. I cut the wire. Jewels walked forward and freed herself from the fence. Looking back on the fence-line, wondering how in the world she got over it in the first place. Jewels is always surprising me. The disaster that could have happened, didn’t. She does, have a few minor cuts and scrapes. Nothing that can’t heal in a short time.


What a mess! I’m not sure how she got caught up in this. The whole fence was down around her.


The right hind leg was hung in the fence.

The right hind leg was hung in the fence.

Look how calm she was!

Look how calm she was!

In spite of it all. Jewels acted calmly and quietly over the whole ordeal. I am so proud of her.

In spite of it all. Jewels acted calmly and quietly over the whole ordeal. I am so proud of her.

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4 comments on “Could Have Been A Disaster
  1. liascott says:

    Wow! That could have gone so badly! It says a lot about her temperament, and her trust in you! Hope she heals those cuts soon.

  2. Katherine says:

    Sooo sad for your horsey….I am happy she is not hurt too bad. ☺️

  3. highonhorses says:

    This silly basket of squirrel nuts has turned out to be a reflection of the things I’ve hoped for her. All she ever needed, was love and guidance. She never ceases to amaze me.

  4. HeidiKjaer says:

    Wow that could indeed have been a disaster, how amazing she didn’t panic, i know my horses would have!

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