The Grass is Always Greener... Wright City, Missouri

Real Estate Agent with St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence, right?  This phrase was so clear to me when I got to the barn in Wright City, MO, to see my horse Sierra this morning:

   This is not my horse (I wish I had my camera.), but this is what she looked like when I arrived. Her head was stuck and she couldn't figure out how to get out.

Poor thing...She was standing quietly, resigning herself to her fate...My twin sister (Diane) & I got her unstuck, and she was very happy!

I hope she learned her lesson and doesn't try this again...  :)

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Comments (14)

Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Glad she wasn't hurt. There's a lesson here - when you stick you neck out, deal with it. :)


Apr 24, 2009 08:35 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

That's a good picture.  Animals are so interesting to watch! 

Apr 24, 2009 01:35 PM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Steve -  LOL!  I was glad that she wasn't all panicky...She really could've hurt herself, but didn't.  I'm very thankful!  :)

Barbara - I wish I had a picture of her in this predicament...I found this one and thought it was close enough.  :)

Apr 24, 2009 03:06 PM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Debi --- thank goodness, she was not hurt ---I'm sure you were horrified when you saw her.

mama Liz Signature

Apr 25, 2009 05:11 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Liz - It took a minute for it to register that she was stuck.  She wasn't struggling, just standing quietly.  I felt so sorry for her, but I'm so thankful that she wasn't hurt!  :)

Apr 25, 2009 07:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debi, greener is not always better, especially if it gets you into a predicament that you can't get yourself out of :)

Apr 25, 2009 08:53 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh!  My!  Gosh!  This is like little kids getting their heads stuck on a railing!  If someone at the Department of Agriculture saw this, they would probably issue new standards for fences on farms with horses!

Apr 26, 2009 12:58 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Debi, horses can be so silly at times and this photo proves it.

Apr 26, 2009 08:52 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Debi

I've lost count of just how many times some of my horses, have done that very thing. Sure am glad she did not hurt herself.

God Bless America

Apr 26, 2009 09:15 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

George - I think she learned her lesson.  :)

Patricia - Horses can be like children sometimes...It seems they can always find some mischief to get into.  :)

Gary - Yes, they can be so fun to watch!  :)

Dale - I hope yours weren't hurt, either!  :)

Apr 26, 2009 12:27 PM
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Debi.. Like others have mentioned, I'm glad she wasn't hurt.  Hopefully she is young, otherwise you will have another saying at hand.  "You can't teach old dogs new tricks".  :)

valerie osterhoudt

Apr 26, 2009 02:12 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Is this a common problem?  How terrible.  I'm glad the horse wasn't injured.

Apr 27, 2009 12:02 AM
Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Debi, Just 2 words..... Hot Wire!  Just run an electric wire on the inside of your fencing. It keeps horses 'honest'! She just has to touch it one time or watch another animal touch it & she'll stay away. I touched the wire around my horse's paddock today (it was an accident). You can bet that I'll be extra careful around the fence when it's turned on.  Horses are like toddlers. They are very curious and will get into trouble if there is an opportunity!  BTW, for those who don't know- an electric fence is like the invisible dog fencing, it keeps pup safe from running out into the road.

May 10, 2009 04:35 PM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Valerie - LOL!  I think she learned.  I guess we'll see...  :)

Sharon - I don't know how common it is, but I'd never seen it before (I'm happy to say.).  :)

Marian - Yes, they sure do work!  I've accidentally touched them in the past, too...Ouch!  :)

May 13, 2009 11:56 AM