Monday, October 2, 2017

Wild Horse and Cows Oh My

The other day was one hot mess.  It started off with wild horses being across the fence from Stinker and Cowboy.  I grabbed Stinker since he was squealing and trying to sniff noses and thought Cowboy would go back to eating, which he did.  I decided to get a quick ride in and tacked up.

I eat you

As it happened our neighbor was using their place to wean some cows.  There was lots of mooing going on but I didn't really think anything about it because they have had cows the entire time we have been here.  Poor Stinker had a complete and total meltdown over them.  And right as he was having his meltdown Cowboy discovered he was in love with one of the wild horses.

He shoved his head allll the way up in my face

Stinker was spinning and trying to bolt.  Cowboy was squealing and trying to climb the fence.  I finally got off Stinker and put him in time out and Cowboy got stuck in the barn.  Finally, after much standing and staring at the cows Stinker settled back down so I got back on to try and get some decent work done.  He still wasn't entirely sure about the whole cow thing, but he walked and trotted like a horse so I called it a day.

Always creeping

Cowboy proceeded to have an epic meltdown to finish off my morning.  Needless to say the electric wire is getting turned on as soon as I get the solar box in.  I don't know what Cowboy's feelings are about hot wires, but Stinker is absolutely terrified of them and it will keep him off the fence and away from the wild horses.

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  1. I still can't get over living somewhere with wild horses basically in your backyard! I would say it's very cool, but obviously it's causing some problems, yikes. Hopefully the hot wire helps!

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    1. Agreed! That sounds like the coolest problem ever to have, though I guess I understand that it's still problematic lol

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    2. I much prefer observing them from afar. :)

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  2. Holy crap! Too much excitement!

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  3. Wow. Irish would have lost his mind.

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    1. Luckily(?) we spent a very long time figuring out how to put the brain back in the head so I pretty much know what needs to be done to salvage a situation now.

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  4. Scarlet is so herd bound right now that I know he would have ended up going through the fence. I don't think he would have regained any of his brain, let alone enough to walk and trot like a horse.

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    1. Stinker has come a long way since I first got him.

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  5. What. A. Day.

    I do not think wild horses are cool, but I totally think kangaroos are. I guess it matters what you're used to.

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    1. I like the idea of kangaroos but they also seem like they would be a pain in the ass. But I'm sure that there could be epic video of Stinker seeing a kangaroo.

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  6. Yikes. That's quite the circus! My horses wouldn't handle wild ponies at all, let alone cows. Props to Stinker for walking and trotting like a horse!

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    1. I don't even have to run away to join the circus 😂

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