The time I said to my DSO "Boo's loose" (thank you moronic co-boarder for lifting a gate off and leaving it on the ground) - fortunately he galloped back onto the property instead of heading to the (huge for our area) $50K-in-prize money show.
And also, for Boo, the words said by my BO's room-mate just before Christmas: "Can you come?".
Miss you, Big Horse.
Quietly enjoying the barn late one summer evening, every one gone, grooming your horse in solitude. Most of the lights out in barn except aisle lights where you are standing. You hear the sound of hoof beats and see a flash of horse in the dark past the open barn door. - yup BO's open jumper decided to break out and wander the countryside.
“You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” - Wayne Gretsky
"I decided to start a lesson program/rescue/breeding program" or whatever you have no interest in seeing or having near you, for whatever reason...ie BO just picked up a piece of junk colt, doesn't have facilities for any of it, etc.
I agree with the loose horse, lost a shoe, is this your X?, etc.
COTH's official mini-donk enabler
"I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl