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Tango Will Never Be Lonely Again!

>> Monday, October 26, 2009



Okay. I know my picture taking isn't the finest but take a look at Tango. He's in the middle of a herd. Now that in and of itself isn't huge for most horses, but it is for Tango. Why? Because for the entire time we've been at our barn, Tango's had to be in a field with just one horse to keep him company. Tango's name should have been Houdini! He is able to get out of most places without much effort.



I truly do appreciate the fact that there has always been one horse with Tango. But I always knew Tango wanted to play and play rough. Hey...that's where the word horseplay must have come from!


Yep!
He used to get out of everything.
He got out of his stall. He got out of a pasture and onto the highway. He got out of anything that he set his mind to! Vince, the owner of the barn, didn't want to take the chance that Tango would let all the other horses out and I don't blame him.

But guess what? All the fences got reinforced and now TANGO'S out with the herd of geldings! Best of all...HE CAN'T GET OUT!


Tango can still have alone time if he wants but Tango will never be lonely again. YIPPEE!!!!


By the way, Tango's getting his winter coat which reminds me of something. My sister-in-law has a blog called The Bridge. She is busy crocheting scarves, hat, and mittens for our city's homeless people. Lots of others have joined her cause...go take a look!






20 comments:

Lily Robinson October 27, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

Hehe! Evidently, my Maggie used to be an escape artist. We have a different style of stall door than her former owner. Glad to see Tango can hang with the guys!

Lily Robinson October 27, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

Thank you for sharing about the Bridge Project. I'm blogging about it now!

chicamom85 October 27, 2009 at 2:45 AM  

Yahoo for Tango. I am so happy.

Anne and Sasha

Honeygo Beasley October 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

That's wonderful Tango can now have lots of horseplay AND alone time.
Thanks for the link to your sister-in-law's blog - I sent it to my friend who knits.

SANDY October 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

I think you're doing real well with your picture taking. I well remember the broken fence out there, from Tango leaning hard on it so great news the fences have been fixed well enough to allow him to be with friends!

I didn't know horses get winter coats like dogs etc. I keep learning new things from you Jan about horses. I'm am sooooooo clueless about animal stuff.

Thanks bunches for the link and letting folks know about our cause for the homeless. Much appreciated.

Looking forward to visitors and helping hands. Thanks Lily and Honeygo

Sandy

Jan Mader October 27, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

From the looks of things, Sandy, lots of people are coming your way. Hope you get lots of stuff!

T October 27, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

Aw Tango, he just likes to escape to express how smart he is.

Hooray for horseplay!!

Sandy October 27, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

I'm thrilled Jan, we need more helping hands. The cause is great, and sadly more and more people are in need of our help.

To answer your question, yes I took the picture of my new camera with my super old camera. It barely works. The one I'd been using for the last couple of years (is the one that broke on vacation).

Sandy

BeadedTail October 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

That's wonderful that Tango is now safe and secure and has other horses to play with now! He's going to have lots of fun now!

Benny and Lily October 27, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

Ahhh good job Tango
Benny & Lily

Miss Muddy Paws October 27, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

YAY! What a happy day! When I had horses my large pony Monty could not go out with other horses - he was a show pony, and had to show in conformation so he couldn't risk getting scrapes - but once a year he got turned out for 3 weeks with a bunch of ponies and was able to play as rough as he wanted. Eventually, his rough play time had to end, and back to private turnout, because he started kicking other horses very hard and we were worried he might break his leg - one of his turnout buddies had just broken a leg in the field. But, seeing him with his buddies galloping through the big field was a memory I'll carry with me forever!

Tango looks so happy! I used to own an escape artist named Cowboy, and he'd let the whole barn out their stalls when he got loose!

Debbie October 27, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

I never had an escape artist, but my friend's gelding regularly let the mares out. I guess he wanted lady time! He would also let himself out of his stall and then go free the gals.

Tweedles -- that's me... October 27, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

I can just see Tango getting nice and wooly looking! And Tango will have the best time getting to know all the other horses. It's nice to know he has more entertainment now- and he can really go see if "grass is greener on the otherside"
love
tweedles

bbes tribe October 27, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

What a good thing for Tango. More fun and he won't get lonely. Not much excitement though since he won't be able to work his escape tricks.
Wags
Ernie & Sasha

Sally October 28, 2009 at 3:09 AM  

We are happy for Tango - he can choose between fun and alone time whenever he wants! That is the best.

Will go over and look at the other blog....

Licks
Sally and Paddy

Paula October 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

Thats great news...no one should have to be lonely.

That is true with the knitting. I just started knitting with a loom and wondering what I was going to do when I made everyone scarves and now I can make them all year and donate them. Thanks.

TC October 28, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

Glad Tango has friends now. Life is better with company.
We had a calf once, almost full grown, name of Bettina after a newsperson. I swear she could jump a 5 ft gate flat footed. We had to put her in the barn with two panels on top of one another to keep her in.

BRUTUS October 28, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

Great story, and good for Tango! Now he can hang with his "peeps"! Funny to see someone comment about horses getting a winter coat. I was so used to the fact that horses sweat, it almost surprises me that other animals don't (do cows, I always wonder...).

Michelle

seawaif2 October 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

Now that Tango has herd buddies, he may be less inclined to try to escape, too. The herd instinct may kick in. He's a wonderful guy, Jan. And getting quite wooly. I don't envy you the spring shed. I remember how my arms ached from all that brushing.

ocmist November 8, 2009 at 5:01 AM  

We've had a few escape artists over the years. You HATE to keep them from playing with the others, but you DON'T need them down the street visiting with the neighbors!

I'm so glad that Cory has Tuffy and they can at least stand beside each other by the fence. I can't put them together because Cory has a bad leg/foot and Tuffy insists that he keep moving.

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