Adam came out bright and early this morning, anxious to break in the new round pen. I had taken Sadie for a stroll, and as I came back, Adam had Sassie, his girl friend's mare, going nicely in a circle. He told me he'd help me with Libby if I wanted, so I came inside to put the dog up, did a couple of things, and went back out to find disaster.
Sassy panics easily. While circling in the pen, she just brushed against the wire side and it rattled. That's all it took for her to "spaz" as Adam called it. She cut up two of her legs pretty good, and all round pen lessons were off for this day.
Cliff pondered, looked at the raw materials we have on hand, and decided on wood all the way around the inside. When I went out to take his picture a while ago, he said, "Yesterday I was a genius; today I'm a dumb-ass."
He was referring to Arick's friend, Lee, calling him a genius yesterday when he designed the gate for the pen.
We all feel really bad about it. Adam and Jessica are taking it well, bless their hearts. We couldn't ask for better people to keep their horses here. For at least two or three days , they'll keep Sassie in the box stall, and come and let her out for exercise a couple times daily.