Thursday, July 30, 2009

Living Up to His Nickname

That would be "Shithead".

Last night, both horses had blood trails down their necks from the huge black horseflies, some of which are an inch and a half long. I've been spraying them while they eat. They usually dance a bit, hinting they might walk off, but we're talking about my two, and walk away from food? Yuh, like THAT would ever happen! But it did.

I sprayed Poco, but Jaz decided he was outta there. I tried several times before grabbing a lead rope. He trotted around the back of the run-in shed, spooked Poco, and they both charged across the dry creek bed. Now I was committed — I had to catch him for the win. This quickly turned into the best horsey game ever.

As soon as I'd get within about 10 feet, my normally easy-to-catch ponies took off to the opposite end of the property. Then they'd toss their heads, which looked remarkably like the equine equivalent of humans slapping their thighs while doubled over with laughter.

I bet y'all know how this battle was won.

"Will whore for cookies."

Score another one for Mom.


Laura said...

What a pair of bums! I swear they just like to mess with us...

Chelsi said...

LOL!!!! Oh yes!! They do look like they are slapping their thighs in mocking laughter! Great post. Suckers fall for the cookies every time!

d2cmom said...

I generally tend to win with the 4-wheeler, it's fun and faster than running after them. :)

AareneX said...

Horse humor, it's a weird thing--and they never get tired of the same old "jokes", either.

What's up with that?


City girl turned Country Girl said...

Well you did what was MOST important and that was to catch them!!! One thing is for sure NEVER let them win!!

I don't ever give treats, for us it would become dangerous....To many horses running around while we try to catch one or two, and they would be really bad if they seen treats LOL!! So we run and run until they are cornered or they simply give up...

Either way gotta win right?!?!

Good job!!

Tammy Vasa said...

I swear my horses know that bug spray is good! They bogart for the spray!

We have some free range chickens that follow the horses all day. They must know where the flies like to be. Its funny to see them with the herd.

Unknown said...

HA! Shithead! LOL! You crack me up! Honesty is usually hilarious!

Leah Fry said...
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Leah Fry said...

d2cmom, thanks for that picture in my brain and for the resulting LOL.

No, Aarene, they never do tire of the same old jokes. A couple of commodians, those Boyz.

Michelle, I bear cookies only often enough so they have hope I MIGHT be have some. I can't do that at Heather's either. It can get rough.

Yeesh, I can't type today.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yeh, I had to play the same 'cookie game' with my stubborn mare to get her fly spray and mask on last week....but I got past my fear, and I won that battle. Feels good, eh?


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