Isn't it hilarious how horses freak at the most innocent things? I mean, Bunnies, Deer, Lambs, Squirrels, to us our just cute fuzzie little creatures. But to horses they are blood thirsty savages whose paths must NEVER be crossed. It cracks me up.
Love your burro story. There used to be a BLM burro at the ranch I came from. She was free range and kept the coyotes off the property. She was an amazing little girl... I miss her alot.
"I was eight years old, and I've never forgotten her face when she told me about watching you ride. She told me she saw you, and your horse was dancing in the moonlight."
-- A.C. Crispin's "Sylvester"