Last Sunday at 4 am. ,my wife wakes me up and tells me she sees 2 men walking in our barn with flashlights. I jump out of bed grab my bathrobe and a big maglite i keep next to the bed and race out the door. we have a large apartment over the barn, you walk out the door and down the stairs and there are the horses. its a big barn just over 320'x 80'. anyways. the barn is black except i can see the flashlights half way down the barn. as soon as I hit the bottom stair I start yelling "what the H@LL are you doing in my barn" At the top of my lungs. I flick on the overhead lights and race around the corner. just as I make the turn ,the lights start to heat up and come on and the 2 guys see me running down the aisle . one yells"DON"T SHOOT!!!WE ARE DROPPING OFF SOME HORSES!!! It stops me dead in my tracks.... I had forgotten we had two new horses being dropped off on Sunday and they were a few hours early. they were supposed to be delivered after 10 am. I go back upstairs to put on some pants and come back down to put the new horses away. I tell the guys they really really shouldn't walk around someones barn in the dark , you just don't know what mite happen. they apologized again and wanted to know what type of gun that was they saw me with? i said a big one and offered them some coffee for the road. The "BIG GUN" was a grey 4 D cell maglite with a strike benzel. I guess, the way i was holding it made it looked like a gun, . I had not turned it on. What did I learn from this? (1)I was LUCKY!!it could have been a lot worse. (2) I REALLY NEED TO GET A HANDGUN!!! the 12 gauge and the rifle i keep in the closet aren't worth spit ,because when you need a gun you need it now and they both have trigger locks on them . (3) I'm a hero..at least in my wife eyes i am ..in my own eyes i'm a very stupid man to think that some how i was going to stop something from happening with a big flashlight.