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Mike
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Eire

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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  6:33:47 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mike to your friends list Send Mike a Private Message
For the last fifteen years I have religeously made sure that Maidan was stabled at night, never turning him out unless I was there to keep an eye on him However last night I relented and left him out and shortly after 11pm he was grazing contentedly

This morning I handed out the feeds and then wandered down to check on his nibs. I looked around but there was no sign of there being an SE stallion in the field. All the fencing was intact etc but I just couldn't find him anywhere!!! After two hours of searching, ringing neighbours, the police etc, Janet somehow spotted something small and brown in the ditch that borders one side of the field. Wondering what it was she moved some of the long grass on the bank and realised that she was looking at Maidan's muzzle!

To cut a long story short, the wonderful men from the New Aberdour Fire Brigade with guidance from our vet David working up to their necks in cold water and ooze for over two hours, along with our neighbour Ronald who provided the boom for the lift. Managed to turn Maidan upside down so that he could be successfully pulled out by the feet Whilst he has some cuts and scrapes and is rather sore, Maidan was able to limp back to his stable, where he immediately began to eat his hay! Words simply cannot express my gratitude to all concerned

Mike
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geegee
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  6:37:25 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add geegee to your friends list Send geegee a Private Message
OMG - what an ordeal! Thank goodness he was ok. You must have been so worried.....

Glad he is ok.
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SueB
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  6:40:28 PM  Show Profile  Send SueB an AOL message Bookmark this reply Add SueB to your friends list Send SueB a Private Message
Mike what a trauma, poor you. I can't imagine what it feels like to look in the field and not find him, then to only 'see' his muzzle.
I do hope he is OK tomorrow? bet he will feel sore.

If you make the local papers, please put it on here so we can see it?

I can't sleep if a stallion is out at night, so it's no point me even trying. Need sleeping tablets at the best of times!

Maybe you should feed him more carrotts?.

Edited by - SueB on 29 Jun 2006 6:41:31 PM
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pat day
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  6:43:44 PM  Show Profile  Send pat day an AOL message  Click to see pat day's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add pat day to your friends list Send pat day a Private Message
Oh Mike,

how awful for you all, especially Maiden.
Hope you only have a few scrapes and soreness to deal with.

As a matter of interest, what was the response when the crew knew the casualty was, an ARAB STALLION??


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TREASURES AT TEMPLEWOOD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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LYNDILOU
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  6:54:55 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LYNDILOU to your friends list Send LYNDILOU a Private Message
OMG, hope he recovers his dignity bless him ( having to be turned upside down) what way is that to treat an arabian stallion!! still all's well that ends well.


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avanti
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England
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  7:01:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add avanti to your friends list Send avanti a Private Message
Oh Mike, how awful, especially Maidan, hope all is well and thank god for the fire services, stabled at night from now on then? Mandy.
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Cate
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  7:02:32 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cate to your friends list Send Cate a Private Message
Wow! Life is never dull...so pleased your best boy is ok. No more nights out for him!

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Judith S
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  7:30:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Judith S's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Judith S to your friends list Send Judith S a Private Message
Oh goodness - but pleased that hes OK! Several years ago & at our other place we "lost" Fly our old Arab mare - just couldn't find her - then we spotted her happily grazing in on of the deep ditches bordering our fields - she must have been rolling & slid out under the bottom of the fence!!

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Honeyb060674
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  7:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Send Honeyb060674 an AOL message Bookmark this reply Add Honeyb060674 to your friends list Send Honeyb060674 a Private Message
So pleased your boy escaped unscaithed...except probably slight dents in his dignity. The firebrigade do a fantastic job don't they? Can't praise them enough, our YO had them out last month to rescue a cow from a fishing lake!


Claire & Sunny x
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leighann
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  8:21:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add leighann to your friends list Send leighann a Private Message
Hi Mike

glad to hear your boy is ok, the same thing happend to Nikki a few years ago when we lived at Methlick, we turned him out in to a new field and he went tearing down the field and never seen the fence over he went in to the bog up to his neck, after a frantic phone call to the farmer he pulled him out with his tractor with only a few scrapes i have never been so scared as i thought we would never get him out, hence he never went in that field again!!

Leigh-Ann
www.carradalearabians.co.uk

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Lori
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  9:23:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lori to your friends list Send Lori a Private Message
Glad to hear you both got through your ordeal okay.
A few months ago i woke up in the middle of the night to hear a clip clopping. Thinking i was in some deep dream because i was on a new cancer medication, i looked through the bedroom window to see four cobs in rugs trotting down the middle of the road, one behind the other. They came to a join in the road and negotiated it quite smoothly and in a dead straight line following each other. I rubbed my eyes and got back into bed.
It wasn't a dream it was real and all four cobs were found next morning back just outside their field, unhurt thankfully. It was so unreal though, it was as if they always sneaked off in the middle of the night for a little jaunt and then made their way back home. They were one mile from their field.
To this day i cannot believe it wasn't a dream they just seemed like ghost horses passing in the dark night!!!


Lancashire
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zoew37
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  10:15:33 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zoew37 to your friends list Send zoew37 a Private Message
Im so glad to hear he is okay, and none to worse for his ordeal.

I heard about that this morning, but didnt click to whose horse it was. (news travels fast eh?)
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Mike
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Eire
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  11:02:47 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Send Mike a Private Message
Tonight Maidan is very stiff and sore, but is otherwise his usual self and ate up as normal(No surprise there, even years ago when the vets weren't expecting him to pull through, he managed to polish off his feeds with aplomb)

It's a miracle that he didn't drown as I don't know how long he had been in the ditch, when I initially noticed he was missing and it was three hours or so after that, that we could hold his head above the water.

The crew's comments were "that he is a fighter" and "remarkably patient and not the least bit panicky" The only part he protested slightly at were the few seconds when he was suspended upsidedown in mid airThis about a horse that would scare the living daylights out of those who believe arabs are "hot-tempered, wild and uncontrollable"

Mike
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Anfi
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Denmark
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  11:11:39 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anfi to your friends list Send Anfi a Private Message
Hi Mike,

Wow - that was truly a miraculous escape You must be still shaking inside

There must have been some higher power (perhaps a spirit horse) protecting Maidan - that was as close a call as they come!

Thanks God he seems to be pulling through, none the worse for the ordeal - hopefully the same thing can be said about you - though I doubt he can persuade you to leave him out overnight again

All the best wishes for Maidan and his family - perhaps a sip of Scotch for the two-legged family members will be in order tonight




I Do What I Can and I Am What I Am - Fay Weldon
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barbara.gregory
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  11:43:00 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message
How awful, Mike, you must have been terrified. I never leave the boys out. When I first got Farouk I couldn't find him in the field, it was pitch black and he was in 18 acres. Eventually saw him sillouetted against some house lights at one side of the field. He had no turnout where he was before and although it was February it was a cold dry night so didn't feel really cold and he had a thick rug on, reckon he decided he wanted to stay out. I rang a friend and he came with his Jeep and we rounded him up with that and eventually caught him. I had visions of something similar having happened to him but he was just enjoying his new freedom but even that was scary just thinking something had happened.

Glad Maidan escaped fairly unscathed, I am sure he is really stiff and sore. Know how he feels re food, just like me!!!!

Barbara

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templars
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  12:06:27 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add templars to your friends list Send templars a Private Message
Mike and Janet - what a horrible experience and so glad it had a happy (if sore) ending.

Maybe Jingo's Santanna was looking out for him. You can gallop the rainbow now - you've helped save a friend xxxxx

www.eviepeel.com
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jaj
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  12:22:05 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaj to your friends list Send jaj a Private Message
Glad your boy is ok Mike, not to mention your poor nerves!

Jen
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Evie
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  01:51:50 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Evie's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add Evie to your friends list Send Evie a Private Message
Glad to hear your boy is ok after his ordeal!

Bristol
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sandstorm
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  09:32:13 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sandstorm to your friends list Send sandstorm a Private Message
Bet that gave you a bloody scare mike
glad your boys ok its typical isnt it , you can have them out all day while you are around no probs and they lull you into a false sence of security so you trust them on their own for while and they go and do something stupid and give you a heart attack, good job janet had her eagle eyes out that morning
say hi to janet for me , hope she is doing well.
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Tahir
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  10:33:15 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tahir to your friends list Send Tahir a Private Message
Poor you Mike and Maidan, what a nasty shock, but thankfully you are both OK after your ordeal. I had a very small shock in comparison this morning. I have been leaving all of my horses out recently because of the decent weather, and it gives me a chance to thoroughly clean out stables, disinfect, paint and creosote. My OH got up early, as normal, and made the coffee then came back upstairs (I was still lounging) and casually said "I can't see the mares and foals". I shot out of bed (stark naked), threw on shorts, Tshirt and wellies and sprinted the 20 yards to their field. One of the little darlings had popped the gate open (mains electric fencing). I founnd them happily grazing on a bare field about 10 yards away from my stallion!!! I think the old boy felt a bit intimidated by 2 mares with foals because he was in the far corner of his field where they couldn't get to him!!!! Poor old boy, what a shock!!! Hopefully, the little darling that popped the gate will think twice about it next time.
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Jingo
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  10:41:57 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jingo to your friends list Send Jingo a Private Message
Oh Mike what an awful ordeal - thank goodness he is safe although a little bruised.

Jude
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joanna_piana
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  10:55:39 AM  Show Profile  Click to see joanna_piana's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add joanna_piana to your friends list Send joanna_piana a Private Message
Blimey they can get themselves in some scrapes can't they! No more nights out for him then!


Harthall Rashida RIP, Binley Ishara, Bouchan
Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
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joycemelvin
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  10:59:20 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add joycemelvin to your friends list Send joycemelvin a Private Message
OMG...so glad he is okay

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nikki
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  11:01:51 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nikki to your friends list Send nikki a Private Message
omg, thank god he's alright!

My heart always goes whenever i can't see my lot, but just give them a call and they usually come bursting out of the bushes!

What a good boy Maiden was too, no more nights out for him!

Glad all is well now.

pagey
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Mike
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Eire
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  11:12:56 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Send Mike a Private Message
Thanks for all your kind wishes! He was roaring for his breakfast this morning, and apart from the cuts, puffy legs and a knee like a balloon he's his usual self Just waiting for the vet to come and give him some more jabs. No more "nights out" and the end of covering for him this year too I think

Mike


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heathermcbreen
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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  11:18:47 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add heathermcbreen to your friends list Send heathermcbreen a Private Message
Good chaps firemen !! well done to them. Glad all ok.
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