Originally Posted by Failbhe
Oh dear lord I am NOT letting my husband see this post - "'Jackie O'Asses'??? That's AWESOME!!!"
Hey lets not be encouraging now. I already have a horse that can open any gate built and either needs a padlock or to be electrified to keep her in it I can't even imagine the shenanigans a mule would get into. Ironically however I did try to appease him by buying a Clydesdale TB cross He was huge. I thought it would appeal to his male ego to be riding this 17h animal next to my 15'2 pony, nope didn't work. I am pointing at pictures on the computer and giving him the thumbs up while talking to the sellers and he walks over opens craigslist finds a 14'2 mule for sale points the screen at me and gives me a thumbs up he's 6'2! While looking for baby daddies for Magic he kept pulling up DONKEYS!
My husband being a novice rider with a good sense of balance on a well trained horse now thinks that everyone can ride. Which reminds of me of another one Men at least my brothers and my husbands friends all think they are secret cowboys inside. My husband always lets them get on our horse. They get on our horse who is uber sensitive to body and leg ques they kick her as hard as they can and scream 'Giddy UP' She goes galloping off and they are yelling 'Yeehawwww' and I am in a dead panic. Luckily the majority of them are whitewater kayakers and have a better since of balance then I do. But they quite frequently go crashing into the woods because they don't know how to control the horse. This always happens when I am inside cooking dinner I come running at the 'Yeehawww...' Screaming 'HALT' at poor Magic who then comes to a sliding stop this is normally when they dismount...I really should get video of this and put it on youtube one day.
I am with you Faibhe on the goats, I'm not allowed to have a couple either border collies however who I think are about 100x more maintenance then a whole herd of goats, those I can have as many as I want.