THANK GOD that is exactly what all the little goobers did. I led Steady and Moonlight, Snappy, and Blaze all followed. Even walking right into the pasture again. No one made a detour to the barn. I think they were all a bit shell shocked and didn't know what they had gotten themselves into and were happy to go back to there familiar pasture. It ended well and I am so so very thankful. Other than the yard being torn up(and the neighbors...OPPPS...they already are not my biggest fan becuase of the animals)
appearently someone made a sliding stop.
I know how it happened and I am frustrated with myself that it did. It is human error and growing up with horses I know that it does happen sometimes but it had never happened to me. I did not latch the gate completely. I even remeber how and why I didn't. You better believe that won't happen again from me. Though with children there is always that fear that a child could do it. I know mine know better but it could be an accident and we have other children here often. It does encourage me to put more effort into moving. Our next place will NOT be on a State hwy!