Monday, December 15, 2014

Dog and/or Pony Show

My horse is so inexpressibly weird sometimes, you guys.

Case in point. Yesterday afternoon we took advantage of clear skies and daylight to get out of the indoor and walk on the roads a bit. I was still bareback, and the roads have been icy, so we oped to go up and down the flat parts for a while.

We approached a branch. There are lots of branches still coming down regularly after the heavy snow. Tristan approached, curious, so I have him his head and he sniffed it.

Then he took a piece of it in his mouth and dragged it down the road with us three or four strides, like a dog.

What the ?!

He was so pleased with himself! "Look, mom, I found it! I get to keep it, right?"

I was so startled that it took me a few seconds and them I thumped him on the neck and yelled "hey!" He yanked with his neck and pulled off a piece of the branch, then continued on, chewing on the stick.

I pulled him up and reached forward to pull the stick out of his mouth. What a weirdo!

The rest of the ride was uneventful, thankfully, if short - there's only so long I can ride up and down the same half mile stretch...


  1. haha what a goof! isabel does that too - she'll pick up branches on the trails and carry them around for a few minutes just chewing...

  2. What a goober!

    And I hear you about only being able to ride the same little bit for so long. I'm hitting that point with our little path around the farm.


Thanks for commenting! It's great to hear from you.