December 11th, 2002



Pandemonium has been spreading its holiday cheer around a bit lately....

I had a message on my answering machine last night when I got home at 10 that two "Paints" were out in the alfalfa field by the big pond up on the Millerton paving... were they possibly mine? I tried until midnight to see if I could find horses and see if anyone was missing... I could hear them running in front of the headlights, but I never saw a one.

Up early this morning and off to see if I could find all the mares. Eventually, I had them all locked down in the field behind the barn/house. But, no Pinto stallions. All THREE were gone, and the guy had only reported two...

I told Mr. Lockridge, our princpal, after school that I needed to go right after the buses left to find three stallions. Two I knew were at least a mile and a half away when I saw them at 7:45, but I came to school, as I would have missed most of the morning classes trying to get them home at that time.

Since I had to take them down the road, I needed to do it in daylight.

I was afraid they would not let me catch them, as the farmer had tried to herd them out, unsuccessfully, since they just circled and ran from him, but my fears were groundless. I stopped the truck when I saw them, got out and hollered. They both came to me. Omyno let me halter him with no trouble. He tried to dash off when Lyre came up, but I had his hair, and he yielded. I stuck the halter on him and put his face in the grain. He was happy...

Lyre was miffed. He didn't want to get caught.

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