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Friday, August 27, 2010

Nobody Listens to Me

Hi.  I'm Reggie, aka David's horse.  I want to tell you about my day, because nobody around here listens to me. 
Here I am, first thing this morning, staring at the neighbors.  This isn't a nice picture of me;  I have very good conformation and I'm not base-narrow, it's just the way I was standing.  Anyway, I tried to tell the humans that there was a problem next door, but nobody listens to me.  Even my brother Paj wouldn't listen to me.
The  humans got in the car and went over to Jan's.  Here she is, watering her manure pile compost heap.  Who does that? 
Mom and Jan went to Elvis' fancy-schmancy show barn.  They drove right by the neighbors.  Mom even said "Oh, I wonder where the other mare is" as they drove by.  I tried to tell them, but nobody listens to me. 

Mom and Jan watched this big horse rehearse his freestyle for Championships next weekend.  They ooohed and ahhhed.  Big deal.  Who wants to work that hard?  Not me.
On the way home, they finally saw what I tried to tell them all morning - the neighbor mare was loose, and she was trying to get back into her pasture with her buddy.  The neighbors have a really bad fence, and the mare was so upset the humans were scared the mare was going to try to jump or run through the barb wire.  They called Dad to help.  I'm kind of proud of my humans, because they were able to get the mare back in her pasture safely, even though two sets of other neighbors had tried and couldn't do it.  Of course they should have listened to me in the first place, but they're only human.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Sometimes people are slow - you have to put up with that sometimes if you're a horse. Maisie and Dawn

Flartus said...

Reggie, you're absolutely right. I can't understand why nobody would listen to such a clever, handsome horse like you. I'm glad they managed to figure it out themselves, finally. Maybe they'll listen next time--how smart are your humans?

Louise said...

Well, you see, maybe now they will listen to you, the next time something happens. You are a handsome and smart horse for noticing that something was wrong so quickly.

Sandy said...

Yeah, they got her back in. Love the photos and the story!!

Razzberry Corner said...

Maybe now the humans will listen better next time you try to tell them something!!

Jabacue said...

There you go! Humans think they know everything....never listen to reason.

Funder said...

Hahah, too cute!

Soo... since it's on my mind lately... what kind of fence is that, and how do you like it?

in2paints said...

Lilly says, "Humans are definitely slow... we sort of have to put up with them, though. They bring us food! Maybe one day they'll learn to listen to us." :)

Reggie is a cutie!!

Canyon Girl said...

Hello Reggie, I'm so glad to find a horse that blogs too. I know about dogs and goats, but no horses until now. Good for you. And, Terry, thanks for stopping by my blog. I was very involved with horses when I was young and love them, so I will come back and visit again.--Inger

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

humans are thick as mince

Louise said...

Terry, you asked why the lake stinks so. Most places, it doesn't. Unfortunately for this park, the creek that empties into the lake at this point is rich in fertilizer, from going through many farm fields. The fertilizer feeds the algae. When the wind is just right, it blows in, and onto the shore. Reeks to high heaven, even when it's calm, because the algae left on shore is decomposing.

At least, that's the way it was explained to me.

sophie... said...

Yes Reggie...humans are a bit thick sometimes.

Glad you got David to take you to teh Bay of Fundy, Terry

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sadly...not many humans have Horse sense !!...and it takes a while for it to sink in !!...maybe next time...they'll listen to you sooner !.....Jayne

AJ-OAKS said...

Sometimes it takes us humans a bit of time to 'get it'. Thankfully the mare is okay now and she wasn't hurt. Good job keeping and eye on her.