Those photo shots that we miss. I was fitting the boom spray unit to the quad last night and as it was friday evening, SWMBO away, I let Bugs out on the grass around the house. However he decided what I was doing held more interest for him.
While I am trying to fit the spray boom this horse of mine decided to poke his nose into everything. He was mouthing ever part of the the spray container and the rear of the quad including the tools I was using. It was a cheek to cheek situation he was that close. I went into the garage for more tools and he followed me in. Steel shoes and a very smoth concrete floor don't mix and he sliped.
My garage is like a junk store an absolute mess tools equipment and the second quad and Roslyns favourite toy, the ride on mower. Tables etc. My instinct kicked in when he sliped and out of the way I got, and at great speed. I was expecting a hore to go into panic mode it was all for nothing, he recoverd his footing and continued to explore. Then I decided to direct him outside where he turned his attention to his blanket and proceded to drag it around the yeard. Tireing of that game he picked up his bucket for me then wandered away to graze around the garden.
Why is it when our horse remind us why we chose them or more to the point when they demonstrate why they chose us we don't have a camera on hand.
Its that kind of puppy dog behavour, and his willingness to just be with me which helped leed me to my conclusion, and belief, if the horse choses us then the relationship is more of a partnership than just human and horse.
Its that kind of behavoir non horse people don't see or understand because they can't get past their fear of the horses size. Its that kind of behavour that brings a tear to the eye of the owner when they realise the horse really is enjoying their company and is at ease being around them. Or is it wishfull thinking, am I dreaming. Or is age getting to me, Nah not that. I really do wish I could have gotten photos for he is entertaining. He has a twinkle in his eye.
Enough rambling. Its Saturday morning. I'm going to take a photo of the garage and post it so you can see the confind space he was in when he slipped then it's off to town for a cooked breakfast, then spray two of the paddocks and cook dinner for SWMBO. Now I really have stopped rambling.
Cheers all and enjoy this weekends riding.
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