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toolman    Posted 03-27-2004 at 19:32:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
on my way home the other night, came across 3 horses out on the side of the road, stopped told the guy that lived there, he came out and checked ,i shone my headlights for him , seems they were his neighbours, he went and got the neighbour and they proceeded to put them in , i left came home heard today, seems that there had been 5 that got out they did,t know until they were putting the other 3 back in, they looked all over for them , found them about a half mile down past my place on the railroad tracks, seems a coal train came by and they had nowhere to go , hit a beautiful 5 yr old paint and an older palomino, beautiful gentle horse as well , killed them both, i sure do feel bad and feel bad for the owners, hate to see stuff like that happen.been eating me up all day, the guy was telling me the two that were hit must have come out first and were already killed when we found the other three,the rail crossin was right there where i found the other three, had they wandered onto the tracks he could off lost them too.

cowgirlj    Posted 03-28-2004 at 11:29:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry to hear about that Toolman. That is a very sad thing to see and hear about!
I once watched three of my friend's horse almost get plowed down by a semi trailer on the highway. It was dusk, the horses had gotten out earlier in the day. They had come back and were looking for a way to get back into their pasture after browsing the hillside across the highway all day. All three were standing on the highway sideways to the driver's lane and lined up in a row. I couldn't do anything from the distance away I was from them, except hold my breath, cover my ears and pray. The truck driver locked up his brakes and stopped a few feet away from them. All three horses just stood there, stock still while that truck was bearing down on them. After it stopped, the horses bolted in all directions. I got a search party together to gather them up, but in the meanwhile a passer by driver had found them, and opened a gate to the nearest pasture and got them in. That was a sickening feeling watching that truck. I sure felt bad for the driver. The following day my friend and I checked every inch of that fence and repaired the escape hole. They were lucky horses that night.

KellyGa    Posted 03-28-2004 at 06:38:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, thats tough. I am glad he got three back, thats sad that he lost the other two. :(

Michael M    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:51:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man Toolman, that is just sad. I am sorry that you, or anyone, would have to experience that. Probably not too uncommon, but bad nonetheless. Hard to imagine.
Good reminder to double check gates and fences though.

toolman    Posted 03-28-2004 at 10:53:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup sure is im going around the back an checking the back fence that runs along the tracks at my place, it,s even harder because we knew the horses, they were beautiful, the paint had beautiful markings and the older one had been around for a long time be he was such a sound and trusting horse,it just hard really hard , i can only imagine what the owners are going through, and the paint was a border for a lady across the road, her only horse.

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