You know that feeling, when you open your front door first thing in the morning, and two horses are staring at you on your lawn! Well I experienced that feeling yesterday.
The little Monkeys had found a weak link in their fence, and made an audacious bid for freedom.
Frankly we didn't mind too much as there's plenty of nice fresh grass for them to eat at the moment, and as long as they don't treat the fence around Haddock's as they did their own; I'm not over fussed.
However, after lunch I was getting a bit tired of them looking through the window, so I very bravely returned them to their home, repaired their fence, and gave them a good talking to.
Another time, girls, just don't leave huge hoof-prints on the lawn.
Good morning Cro! Almost midnight here in Illinois so thought I'd check in. I once woke to two of our very large boars snuggled up together and sleeping on our back porch. Seems someone forgot to plug the electric fencer back in. Much harder to herd those fat pigs than horses I believe, but then again, I'm a horse girl.ReplyDelete
These two have an electric fence surrounding their field, but the owner somehow forgot to connect it to a power source.Delete
Perhaps they came to give you some compost?ReplyDelete
None of the horses here has a stable, so even gathering 'compost' is tricky.Delete
Cro, how come they left hoofprints? We could have the entire Light Brigade across here at the moment.... and they wouldn’t leave a mark... our ground is like granite!!ReplyDelete
We had quite a lot of rain about two weeks ago, and the ground is still moist. Some lucky people have even found Cepes; not me, I'm just back from looking.Delete
Life in the country is the same the world over.ReplyDelete
It wouldn't happen in central Huddersfield; that's for sure.Delete
Don’t you believe it!Delete
But they do tend to be police horses.... complete with rider....
We have our fair share of horses here. I never knew they were so emotional. There are two of them and if one is taken out and the other has to stay behind you would not believe the snorting, running about, pawing the earth and sulking that goes on. Even funnier is that when they are re-united the sulky one then pretends to ignore its friend completely. Mind you they are both female, I am sure males would be more sensible! ( Ducks for cover...)ReplyDelete
Males are just the same; they make a terrible fuss when temporarily separated. I suppose they think they'll never see each other again.Delete
They're beautiful! I would love to find them looking in my windows. I hope you gave them lumps of sugar or apple slices before you took them home!ReplyDelete
They were helping themselves to Apples, Chestnuts, and lush grass. We do take Apples down to them normally.Delete
A lovely sight, even if they did mess up your lovely lawn!ReplyDelete
The lawn was mostly OK; I had to blame them for something!Delete
We have two white horses in the next field. Our neighbour says they are ponies. They are very well looked after and have little notices on their fences asking that they not be fed. Shame as we have a good supply of wrapped sugar lumps from shop bought coffees. I suppose that it's not good for them. I am not horsey.ReplyDelete
I would give them a few anyway. We have two lots of nearby horses. The nearest two are owned by my neighbour, and these two above are owned by someone about 2 kms away. He doesn't have a clue about how they are, or even where they are.Delete
What a lovely sight to see in the morning. It would definitely make me smile also.ReplyDelete
We get cows (often after a rain), sheep, and goats. I have tried herding them back to their farm, but they don't listen to a old woman from the Bronx.
Just Cows and Horses here. They are both usually well behaved, and with some coaxing; return home.Delete
awwwwww so adorable. They are beautiful. Made me smile this morning.ReplyDelete
cheers, parsnip and badger
They are a particularly friendly pair; we adore them too.Delete
Until your last sentence I was wondering about the hoof prints.ReplyDelete
They weren't too bad. If it had rained the day before, I wouldn't have been so happy.Delete
It would certainly be surprising to see horses looking in the windows! My daughter has horses (and dogs, cats, and chickens). Animals seem to wonder to her place and decide to stay. She can return them home only to find them back. But she doesn't seem to mind. If the owners don't care, it's OK with her.ReplyDelete
It's a bit like that here. Local wire fencing isn't too good, and animals escape. Why they should always come to us; I have no idea.Delete
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