Thursday, 21 August 2014

A new horse...

When I came back from a ride with Fern recently, I was walking down towards my stables, BH was in his stable as usual and there was a dark face peering out from Fern's stable....


Cue mini heart attack... I can barely afford the two horses I've got, let alone another!

Where had it come from? Whose was it? What crazy deal had my dad done with someone in exchange for another nag?! oh nooo... 

A million thoughts in a split second and a somewhat raised heart rate!

As we got closer, I realised (thank goodness!) that it was fake....
Ever been to a saddlery or a farmers merchant type shop?
Seen the display horses or horse heads?

Yes... my prankster father had got a display horse head, screwed it on to a bit of wood and propped it up so it looked out over Fern's door wearing one of her headcollars...


PHEW!!

Fern was somewhat intrigued by the new resident. I had to move him so she could go in her stable and when I asked her to walk into her stable, she caught sight of the new horse and started trying to introduce herself.
Unfortunately he's not a very sociable chap so she didn't get much out of him but it was so funny to watch her sniff him and stare at him.



BH has also tried to chat him up and give him a slobbery kiss....


I'm not sure how long we'll have the new horse for or whether he'll have to go back to the shop where he came from when they re-open!

I love playing [nice] pranks on people and I must have learnt this from my dad.
Well played father.... well played...

xx

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