Saw something weird today. I was driving to the barn this morning. There is this pasture by the road with several horses an a bunch of cows; big gentle cows, with horns. Any way, one of the horses was chasing a cow. He knocked it over and started pawing and chewing, just getting after it like he wanted a raw hamburger!
Ok,I says, I thought horses were herbivores! The horse kept biting and pulling on the cow, and the cow just sits there. Me and my mom decided to pull over, and tell the animal's owner. Mom knocked on the door of the house by the pasture, but nobody answered. We went over and scared the horse away, (across the fence of course) and everything was fine and dandy. The horse looked at the cow a bit longer, and started grazing. The cow was still sitting, but looked fine. Cows must have a very tough hide, because she looked unscathed!
These animals have lived together a long time, and I never saw anything like this happen. What I'm wondering is, why? That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen a horse do.