4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses

4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes *pictured: '4Shoes Bookends'

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Barrier FAIL

Pretend this spotted guy is a 4Shoes horse. That's a pretty impressive barrier that Mr Shoes set up between the horse's pasture & the barnyard where the calves have been spending the winter. The barrier is just high enough for the miniature Hereford calves to pass under it. As far as the horses are concerned, the barnyard is the land of milk & honey. 

Notice how agile giraffes my horses can be? 
There is a cradle full of hay in the barnyard; horses are served their 4 feedings a day in their own feeders. Notice I said that they get fed multiple times a day... yet SOMEpony (maybe all the ponies) was determined to free-feed like a couple of fat calves. It took them nearly 5 months to figure out how to defeat the barrier, but they did... essentially, they giraffed out & squiggled under the barrier. They were pretty sneaky about it, but they were able to take advantage of their ingenuity for 2 whole days; I can just imagine their glee. A little metal work, a little welding, & Mr Shoes now has a new (surely impossible, right?) barrier system in place.
"Puny Human, you win for now, but we have 24/7/365 to think about it; this shall not be the last of our brilliant plots to overthrow the management. Now, be a good girl & get out the breakfast, please."

10 comments:

  1. Lo At least they are smart! That's good, right?

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    1. Oh yeah, one of my favourite qualities of Morgan horses, even when they "get one over on us".

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  2. Haha good luck! They have now tasted the deliciousnes and will be back!

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    1. I know they're not going to just give up! haha

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  3. ahhh the call of the wild - and the taste of freedom. Who wouldn't seize such an opportunity? I wonder if they'll work out a way around this one too eventually?

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    1. Sad to say - yes.
      Thanks for stopping by Leanne!

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  4. Horses are brilliant when it comes to getting to food. Good luck with that new barrier!

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    1. Downright sly.
      None of this would be an issue but for those little steaks-on-legs.

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  5. I know nothing about taking care of horses but your post put a smile on my face :) Thanks Mrs Shoes from Grammy Dee, #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty, social media shared.

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    1. They can be a handful, but they are also one of the great joys of my life. Thanks for visiting Grammy Dee!

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