Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowy With a Chance of Horses

The neighbor's horses came strolling up the driveway this morning. They do that from time to time.

One of them, aptly named Houdini, is adept at undoing latches and opening gates, and he lets everyone else out while he's at it.

Knowing it would make his morning, I called down to The Hubby: "There are horses in the back yard, in case you're interested."

I could hear him scrambling into his Carharts. "Wanna help me round 'em up?"

Having just rolled out of bed and being still in my jammies, I declined. "No thanks. You go right ahead."

He really loves trying to catch the horses. Mind you, he's never actually brought in the herd, but he does get an A for effort.

This time, he set off at a jog around the far side of the pasture to head them off before they got to the woods. He succeeded in turning them around, and got hold of the one horse with a halter. Unfortunately, it was not the alpha horse and the others were undecided about whether to follow him home.

Things were going pretty well, though, until a deer hunter nearby fired a gunshot. With that, the horses were off and running. All The Hubby could do was to hike down to the neighbors and tell 'em that "They went thataway."


Lily Hydrangea said...

sounds like lots of excitement happening over at your place.
& I see you have a room with quite a view as well.

MyMaracas said...

Lily, there's never a dull moment. LOL. And I love that view too. That's looking out the bay window in my living room, looking to the west.

EG Wow said...

OH! Too bad about the gun shot! Your husband had almost saved the day. :)

lifeshighway said...

How fun, being a horse lover I would have been up in an instant in my jammies and robe. Too bad about the hunter but what a fun morning.

Caron said...

That sounds like a fun thing to do if you aren't afraid of horses, which I am. [sheepish]

Too bad the hunter scared them away.

#1Nana said...

Oh that story brought back memories. We still live out of town, and had deer in the yard last week. At our old house we had a neighbor with bad fences. Their livestock was always getting out and eating my flower beds. One morning the kids left the house to walk up the lane to catch the school bus and were back in the house a few moments later. "Mom...there's a buffalo in the lane." That kind of stuff never happens in the city!

Rambling Woods said...

Those horses better be careful during deer hunting season... I hope things are calming down for you Vicki and that you are able to enjoy the holiday season....Michelle

MyMaracas said...

EG, yeah, he was THIS close. LOL

Life, You're a better woman than I. I'm content to sip coffee, snap photos, and giggle while watching out the window.

Caron, depends on your idea of fun. The hubby gets a big kick out of it.

MyMaracas said...

Nana, a buffalo is a scary, scary thing. Huge, and often aggressive. I'm so glad your kids weren't hurt! There's a buffalo herd down the road from us, and I keep trying to get decent photos. They usually stay well back from the road, so it's hard.

Michelle, I was a bit worried about them myself. It's been sounding like a battlefield around here. I'm doing OK, for the most part, thanks. Trying to get into the holiday spirit.