The Hard to Catch Pony Part 2

March 9, 2013

When I went out to feed yesterday I was met by a naked pony.  Cooper’s halter, and long line that I had left on him the day before were both off.  Naked face.  Oh no.

I found the halter and lead in a neat little pile, smack in the middle of the barn yard.  The halter was still clipped closed and perfectly intact.  It wasn’t near the fence or a post, just neatly coiled into a deep mud puddle, surrounded by snow.  It is highly possible Simon assisted in its removal, or perhaps Cooper handled it all on his own.

I spent about 20 minutes with a bucket of feed in my hand, trying to get a rope over his neck.    I was able to run my hand down his back a few times, but he never let me get the rope over him.  If he had had a halter on I am sure I would have been successful.  Towards the end he was starting to get a little less calm, so I decided to put the feed up and throw in the towel for the night.

I’ll try again tomorrow.   And when I do get a halter on him, I am layering a second one on top.

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  1. Been there friend! Sometimes the feed bucket just isn’t enough, that’s when you have to go for the good stuff… CARROTS. ha ha! Good Luck!

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