DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER! MASS HYSTERIA! Well, not really but…






This morning I noted that the horses were all looking a little plump.

It occurred to me that they must be going into the huge 5 acre pasture at night – and eating whatever weeds they could find.  So after I fed them breakfast (and distracted them) I explored the huge pasture and found manure all around.  Clearly they had been visiting in the cool evenings.

(Previous to this revelation, I had thought they were too afraid of that pasture to enter it because I had never seen them go down there… but I think now it is just too far away from water during daylight hours.)

Anyway, when I came back up and decided to close off that pasture to them, I made a note to self to fix the gate latch because it felt kinda hinky.  And then I immediately forgot.  Devilishly cute Crazy Herding Dog Puppy becomes hysterical whenever I am out with the horses which makes me a bit hysterical and we all lose our minds until order is restored.

Annie was the most brave so far! She marched right into the huge pasture!

Annie was the most brave so far! She marched right into the huge pasture!

MY BRIGHT IDEA

Since I had shut the big pasture to the herd of horses, I thought maybe Norma, Dodger and Annie would like to check it out.  None of them have ever been in a space that large (well, I’m not sure about Annie…)  and I wondered how they would do.

So, I opened their gate to the huge field.

Annie went through immediately.  No worries.  She was the bravest of them all.   I did go in there with her and I pointed out that she needed to be mindful.  She seemed to understand and was very thoughtful and delicate with her foot placement.

Norma, however, had been laying down when I opened the gate… and she stayed there.  Dodger cleaned up the scraps from breakfast, now that Annie was gone.  They seemed uninterested, for sure.

Fine.  I went inside.

After about 30 minutes, I went out to check on Annie and I couldn’t even see her, that was how far she had wandered.  But I did notice the other herd pushed against their fence, totally jealous that Annie was in their big pasture – and they weren’t.

Me:  What?  You guys have never even gone into that pasture during the day.

Them:  So?!

Me:  Well, why is it so important today?

Them:  Duh!!  It is so obvious.  Look!  She’s in there!!!

Me:  Yeah, and…?

Them:  This is OUTRAGEOUS!

Me:  Just everyone calm down.  I’ll let you in there tonight.

Them:  That is NOT good enough!  Get her out!

I went inside…

The other horses are outraged to see Annie in their pasture. As you can see, they are bunched up against the gate I had just closed this morning.

The other horses are outraged to see Annie in their pasture. As you can see, they are bunched up against the gate I had just closed this morning.

The second part of this story is better told in photos…

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This is Norma. She was having a siesta and couldn’t be bothered to explore the large pasture with Annie.

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But then, 30 minutes later, I could just barely make out Dodger near the fence on the left, Norma near the water tank and Annie on the right. Little specks in the distance. They were all in the large pasture!

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And then I heard Cute but Crazy Herding Puppy go absolutely BANANAS. So, I looked outside and saw… 10 horses instead of 3! In this photo we see Norma, Annie, Dodger huddled near the fence, then Finn and BG, then Sam, Rojo and Remi, and then Wrigley and Gwen (Yes, Wrig is back – long story).

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Zoomed in…

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Annie saw me and came rushing up into their safety zone. I shut their gate as I watched wild Rojo herd his ladies (and Wrig) away from me

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Dodger, Norma and Annie – safe!

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Lookey lookey… remember how I was saying to myself that I needed to secure this gate latch? Well, I was right.

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Realizing that all that running in the sun made them tired and thirsty, so the marauding herd came back and finished their breakfast. (Yes, I have a broken board already – Crazy puppy tried to herd these guys and they didn’t like it – BANG! CRACK.)

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 1.55.14 PMITEMS STILL AVAILABLE FROM YESTERDAY’S BUCKET FUND SALE!

1)  PERSONALIZED AND SIGNED special photo  (not on the internet) of Samson, the wild mustang who is the subject of LAST CHANCE MUSTANG.

Click here to purchase for $22, a personalized, unique photo of Samson!

2) PHONE CONSULTATION WITH MITCH!  OK, this one is really special… Mitch is a very successful consultant for difficult to train horses and their owners/trainers.  Mitch is offering a half hour consultation!   What an incredible offer!!!

Click here to purchase a half hour consultation ($100) with Mitch to speak with you about the issues in your relationship with your horse!

Thank you!

Thank you!

 


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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Author/Wild Horse Trainer, Mitch Bornstein, offers EVEN MORE to benefit our July Bucket Fund! C’Mon Down!






Last week, author and wild mustang trainer, Mitch Bornstein, gave us 5 of his book, LAST CHANCE MUSTANG, to sell to benefit the July Bucket Fund horse, Read.

Well, they all sold before 7am (PST) – which was GREAT!… (but for this offer, I am publishing early to benefit the folks on the West Coast who might have missed out).

Well, Mitch felt that since the books sold out so quickly, he’d like to offer more opportunities to help poor ‘Read’, our mustang who had a horribly embedded halter.   You can read “Read’s” story here.

So, without further ado, here is Mitch’s new offer for Read!

All monies go to our July Bucket Fund.  100%

1 – PERSONALIZED AND SIGNED book, LAST CHANCE MUSTANG!   Mitch will personally address the book to you (and your horse) with a special salutation of support!   Or, you can purchase this as a gift for a friend!  Whatever or however you’d like to use this gift, just add the words in the Pay Pal checkout ‘comment section’ – or I’ll email you and ask!

SOLD OUT, THANK YOU ALL!!

 

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2)  PERSONALIZED AND SIGNED special photo  (not on the internet) of Samson, the wild mustang who is the subject of LAST CHANCE MUSTANG.

Click here to purchase for $22, a personalized, unique photo of Samson!

3) PHONE CONSULTATION WITH MITCH!  OK, this one is really special… Mitch is a very successful consultant for difficult to train horses and their owners/trainers.  Mitch is offering a half hour consultation!   What an incredible offer!!!

Click here to purchase a half hour consultation ($100) with Mitch to speak with you about the issues in your relationship with your horse!

Look at this photo! It is so beautiful. Mitch will consult with you and your situation.

Look at this photo! It is so beautiful. Mitch will consult with you and your situation.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  When these items are gone, we will be much closer to our goal for Read, our July Bucket Fund Mustang!

Click here if you’d like to donate to Read, our July Bucket Fund horse – any amount adds up!!  Many,  many thanks!

This is our July Bucket Fund horse, "Read". Click to learn of his plight and to donate!

This is our July Bucket Fund horse, “Read”. Click to learn of his plight and to donate!


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Your purchase with R.W. through this link helps the Bucket Fund!

Please choose HORSE AND MAN, INC when you make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile. Amazon will make a donation supporting The Drop in the Bucket Fund every time you shop! It all adds up to make a big difference for the horses. Thank you!
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