I need a good laugh, since our old dog passed away last night. </3
I'm always cheered up by the silly things that animals or people do, and I'm the lot of you have loads to tell!
My trainer told us a hilarious story last Friday, and it just left me thinking, "That's crazy!"
Anyways, she had a big off-track thoroughbred gelding who loved to jump. Like, really loved to jump. She could point him at a five-foot jump and he'd willingly take it from a standstill.
He must have gotten bored one night, because they went out for morning feeding and found that he had drug his water trough into the middle of the paddock... to jump it! Here he was loping around in his paddock, occasionally turning up the center and jumping the water trough - happy as a clam!
Our farrier also told us about one of his clients and her mishap with a Horse Psychic.
Well, she had a gelding which was born and raised in the same hunter/jumper barn he was boarded at, and he had never left the property except for vet visits and a couple of schooling dressage shows. He was five and starting his jumping training, and it was thus far not going too well.
So, the owner hired the help of a Horse Psychic. After about an hour of "talking to the horse though spirit energy", he turned to the owner and cited, "Well, he doesn't want to do jumpers - he wants to do pole bending."
She told the farrier about this, and he simply stared at her and said, "Has he ever seen pole-bending?"
She thought for a second and said, "You know, I don't think he ever has!"
So, what have your horses done that have left you amazed or weirded out? Or what stories have you heard of horses doing unorthodox things? Or stories about funny or strange horse people?