Sunday, June 2, 2013

A HAPPY HORSE


2nd Family's horse, Artax, has a fondness for carrots, unbeknownst to me.  Apparently ,"Ma" who lived there before us, used to give her carrots as a treat.  So a couple of weeks ago, I had some carrots at home in town and I decided to take them to the farm.  I gave a couple to her and she loved them.  Then the next time I was out, I gave her a couple more and an apple.

This weekend, when I went out, I brought a couple more carrots.  Artax now gallops to the back corner of the fence when she sees me drive down the driveway and she stands there and waits for me.  It I take too long, she stomps her front legs.  The picture above was when she was staring me down, sending those ESP vibes "BRING ME CARROTS...BRING ME CARROTS..."

So I did, and snapped the pic below as she was chowing down on them.

Happy Horse.

Now, I will apparently need to keep a supply at the farm.



19 comments:

  1. She has your number now, LOL, you need to start a carrot patch and plant an apple tree or two. She is beautiful.

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    1. LOL! Hey, I've got an apple planted and it's growing. Carrots will have to come later, maybe a fall crop, ha.

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  2. Horses love pears, too. I agree that now you have to plant something for horse treats. Animals will have a person trained shortly. "Good guy. Good guy. You brought treats." smooch

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    1. Have two pears growing now as well. Two for us...one for horse....two for us...one for horse....LOL!

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  3. Oh dear. Now you're making a monster of your neighbor's animal, just like the monsters I made of my neighbor's dogs! I now keep a large plastic container of the dog cookies on my back patio, because I know I'll always have anywhere from one to four pairs of eyes pleading with me from the other side of the fence. They have me well trained :-)

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    1. Oh my Granny, when I was looking at the fence and saw her staring at me, I TOTALLY thought of you and those adorable doggies lined up waiting for their cookie treats! Too funny. I'll have to make sure we have a bag of carrots out there all the time.

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  4. A happy horse - and a clever one too!

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    1. Yes and yes, ha. She has me trained. :-)

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    1. She is super sweet too. It's nice having a horse to see and visit sort of in the front yard, ha.

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  6. that horse will never forget you now. you better have carrots and apples at all times or you will see a very disappointed horse!

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    1. Yep, I think we're on the hook now, ha. Fortunately, there is a grocery store on the way to the farm that we stop at for "people food" so I'll have some new things to add to the shopping list, ha.

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  7. Now you've done it! This is why there's a stampede every time mine see me.
    They love peppermints and watermelon too!

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    1. Peppermints? Watermelon? Wow, I had no idea, cool. I will keep that in mind. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, I will pass the comments along to 2nd Family. I love having her there. She kind of looks like the horses in your avatar! ;-)

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  9. Please make sure you break the carrots into pieces! And cut apples in half before you give them to her.

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    1. Thank you for the advice, I should have mentioned that in my post. Yes, I did break them up and had the apples in quarters.

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  10. A fine looking horse and, from the looks of it, very well taken care of - even before your treats. I'd not want to be around when you forget to bring something. ;)

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