Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bad Behavior

SOMEbody needs to be ridden BIG time, and I prolly don't even need to say his name.

As I said in an earlier post, the routine is always the same: Jaz gets fed first, then Poco, then Baby. The big Boyz know to go stand patiently and politely by their pans as I dispense feed. They know to take a step back when I reach them, which Jaz, of course, does.

However, Poco is standing by Daltrey's pan. As I walk to Poco's pan, I snap him on the butt (through his blanket, I might add) with the crop and tell him to beat it. So what does the knucklehead do? Instead of going to his feed pan, he storms over to the porch slab and stands there with his butt to us. I said, "You know, you keep that up and I'm not beyond letting you go without. You're too chubby to be pathetic." I walk past him, pour the food in his pan, and move on to Daltrey.

I give Daltrey his food and position my chair so I can watch Poco out of the corner of my eye. He keeps turning around to see what I'm doing. Finally, I guess he figures out I'm not buying into his brattiness, so he sort of slinks over to his pan and eats. When he finishes, he sidles over to us (Baby and I are in the shed) and stands quietly outside. He doesn't even try to sneak closer.

I think that first ride (since before Thanksgiving) on my snotty pony might be a doozy.

10 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Rotter! it might be a bit of a woild west show , or not , but think of it this way.Once its done you will be able to handle all he has got!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds like your herd are true siblings now.

Poor Poco. Being the middle child is always a tough place to be. lol!

~Lisa

Rising Rainbow said...

Funny, he's pouting. Maybe he misses the work and is trying to tell you. LOL

Leah Fry said...

Whenever he hasn't been ridden (or longed or anything), he gets sulky and snotty. Unfortunately, it won't be this weekend, because as soon as we're out of this deep freeze, we're gonna have mega mud.

cdncowgirl said...

What a pouty little brat - funny though!

Esther Garvi said...

Lol! Sahara goes crazy when we tell her off: all we need to do is say "Sahara...!" and she flies away, whining in full protest. :-D It almost always from excess energy, which a good ride, like you say, will cure. I think one of your boys is asking to be put to work! :-D Hope the snow eases soon so you can answer what he's asking for.

morningbrayfarm said...

You have a bit of an adventure in your future!

You wouldn't believe how much of a brat Ellsworth is at feeding time. Oy.

lytha said...

what a character he is! must be entertaining to hang out in your paddocks!

Desert Rose said...

Competion...for everything is the way of the horse! you just get to see it in action! ;)

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