>I Hate Barbed Wire – Reason 58
We used to have a real likeable neighbor who owned about 10 horses. He moved away after his wife died but still keeps 5 horses at his old ten-acre pasture. Mrs. Geezer looks after them. They eat the grass in the field so basically she just makes sure they have water and checks for injuries.
Yesterday she went down to check and called me right away. “Call Fred (not his real name) and tell him that one of his horses is really, really, really hurt.
It took him about an hour to come because he lives about 40 miles away now. Normally his stock answer when we report a horse injury to him is, “It’s a long way from the Heart”.
Well, Fred, this injury ain’t a long way from her heart, in fact it’s real close.
I don’t know how or where she injured herself, I walked the entire fence line and didn’t see any blood. Judging from her wound, I think there must have been a bunch.
It looked to me like she reared up and came down on a T-Post. That *may* have happened or she may have just ripped it on barbed wire like the last 4 horses that got injured, did.
Important Safety Tip: Barbed wire is NOT for horses, it’s for Cows.
He examined the wound and decided to take her back home with him.
After our horse injured her foot, last month, Mrs. G declared that she wouldn’t take our horses down there anymore.