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A bit of unexpected excitement!
While I was planning on sharing yet another day of missing blogs from our time in Central America - Honduras to be exact. There are a few very special things about that blog and I'm gonna save sharing it until tomorrow - stay tuned.
For now let me tell you about yesterday. Oh it was a hoot!
It started our seeming like a typical, no frills Monday.
I had some reservations to adjust - which didn't quite go off without a hitch. But whatever.
I've still got time to deal with that. I also noticed that the Red Bull Rampage which had been slated for the last weekend in October now do not have confirmed dates! DOH
Of course I already have our hotel reservations, I even made a dining reservation just yesterday. But it had also hit me that not only would I be missing a costume party, but we'd also be missing a big vegan festival that we've been going to each year.
So the change in dates might be a blessing...
However if they change them to the weekend prior, then I need to change our camping reservations in Morro Bay, and hopefully they don't change them to Cosette's birthday weekend. Because if that is the case, then we really can only go for a day/overnight trip.
Guess it will be another one marked as "we shall see".
Onward with the rest of my yesterday. I promised to take Cosette to the stables to visit Dream. This would be her first visit since we've returned and the first time Cosette would have seen Dream since early June.
Once there I thanked heavens there was plenty of cloud cover and it wasn't unbearably hot. We approached the pasture and Dream came over to visit. Cosette entered the pasture and placed the halter and lead line on Dream. No sooner did Star (Jet's Alpha mare) come charging up with her pal to snip at and bite Dream.
There was too much going on and Cosette was in a dangerous position so I demanded that she get out of the pasture!
Good thing, because now the other horses in the pasture all decided to gang up on Dream and it was like a stampede with Dream running away from them all.
The problem was that she still had the lead line attached to her halter and it could very easily be stepped on, causing her to trip. Which did happen. She stepped on the lead line herself and took a tumble to the ground!
Meanwhile Cosette was not handling any of this very well. She was in a bit of a panic herself - of course being the wrong was to handle this or any situation.
I knew that the horses would eventually calm. Which did eventually happen. But that was certainly not the end of our excitement...
When Cosette was able to finally coax Dream over to another gate, she came being followed by her only friend in the pasture. I stood watch of the rest of the beasts as I thought Cosette was going to now take Dream out of the pasture for grooming. But that's not what happened.
Cosette decided that she would just remove the halter and leave Dream be in the Pasture.
What happened next was the worst.
Cosette was obviously such a hot mess that she left the gate unlocked and it swung open allowing both Dream and her friend to meandered out of the pasture and escape!!!
There was now a wide open gate and 2 horses without halters that needed to be captured. OMGoodness!
It was a quiet day at the stables and there wasn't anyone else there to help us out. Priority number one was going to shut and lock the gate. Check. I had Cosette go after Dream, as I went after the other escapee.
The horse that I had gone after did not know me, nor did I know him. He had decided to take a route between a row of stalls that are known to be mean horses. Each causing hysterics as he passed them by.
I caught up and placed a lead line loosely around his neck without any locking mechanism, as I had no clue how this animal would react. I was able to guide him back to the pasture without a hitch and all was back to normal at the stables once again.
I guess I have a special gift as a Horse Whisperer. Go figure!
The rest of the day was no where near as exciting. So I'll end it here.
Catch you back here tomorrow,