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:

Tombstone Livestock said...

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

Linda said...

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

Annie*s Granny said...

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 :-)

Kirk Dale said...

A happy horse - and a clever one too!

Frugal Living UK said...

She's a lovely horse!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

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

Jomama said...

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

redhorse said...

She's happy and beautiful.

kmac said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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! ;-)

1st Man said...

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.

Mike said...

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. ;)