My Saturday was very crazy. I finally got out to see and ride Felix. I rode him and decided to give him a quick bath. JennyO suggested letting Felix graze on the lawn while he dried off. I was slightly reluctant but decided he should be fine. I got ready to get Felix to put him up and he decided that he was not finish eating grass. He had been acting funny with me that day. I feel it was because with MamaCre having her surgery and then I was sick, I have not been out to see him. He is use to me coming out around 5 times a week. My horse took off and ran up the long driveway. He was getting it! It is gravel driveway and there was gray dust flying from his hooves.
I tried to get him to run into one of the pastures but he ran across the STREET (Mind you it is a rural street where people drive fast) I was running and praying that a car would not come around the corner and hit my horse. Everything was happening in slow motion but my mind was going fast Someone just bought the property across the street and nobody has even seen them. The driveway is so steep until you can not see the house on the hill. I ran across the street up their driveway thanking God that the had a farm gate. Then I realized that they did not have a chain or anything to hold it close. What good it a gate if you can not close it? Then I saw some nice size drainage rocks. I used one to hold the gate close. I ran the rest of the way up this driveway just in time to see Felix's head disappear over a huge drop off. I was praying while rushing up this hill that it was not a hole with my horse in it. Felix was running around in a sloped grass area that had wash out spots. He kept running around and eat grass. I needed help. So I ran to the front door of the house and rang the door bell and knocked on the door. Nobody came. Damn! Then I said "Lord what am I going to do?" Should I just leave him and run across the street and get help and a bucket of grain? Then I heard the door open to the garage. A man came out with just a pair of shorts...no shoes or shirt. I was talking a mile a minute as I explained that my horse ran over from across the street. I realized that I had not introduced myself and we did a quick intro. I then had to do a double take because his name was familiar to me. He even remembered me. I knew the guy and he is one of the trainers that I was going to try to take lessons from. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? He went back into the house and put on some clothes and came out to help. He walked to Felix kinda around the way and that STINKER let him catch him!! I was SO relieved!! I was still mad at him though!! I then asked the guy about lessons and he gave me a price and told me to call him. Felix found us a trainer. Yall I have never had my house running wild in the street. CRAZY!! THANK GOD my Felix is just fine!!
God looks after his animals both large and small. Thank God for that!!