Search Parties Fail But Victory Follows!
I had two riders out for about two hours and someone on a mini-bike as well. I had hiked the forest at least three times and even gone back to the house where they were first spotted to try to track them.
One of the searchers, on a whim, told the farmer who was taking care of the Christmas trees that horses were missing and if he saw them to please call. About an hour later, he did. They were grazing along the pumpkin patch where the riders had already searched.
The girls caught them and led them home for me. I could hardly walk at that point, my knees, legs, feet and body were SO tired.
I have attached gates to the fence where it was broken until I can do a more proper repair and the renegades are back within the fences. Thank goodness. I don't see any damage on anyone....
Tucker supposedly told the communicator that he was worried about the weather and felt safer being out and about rather than confined. I am going to make sure, that as Earl passes up this way, that I go out repeatedly to check on the Boys. If indeed their adventure was related to the coming storm, I want them to feel safe and cared for should it arrive.
I am going for a swim...or perhaps just a tour around the Lazy River. I need to take my mind off this trauma.