Murphy's Law and horses..... Or Helpful Tips for Horse Ownership
Have a good buyer for your horse? A mysterious illness, sudden lameness, cough, hives, nose bleed high spiritedness, uncharacteristic spookiness .... and a multitude of new and ever changing variations will materialize on your previously healthy, sound, sane horse as the words leave your mouth while speaking to the buyer.... no, my horse has never blah, blah, blah. Your horse will immediately prove you wrong by doing whatever it is you said it has never done. This I know is true when selling a horse!
I can tell you stories of how this same scenario has played out with different horses and different 'surprises' over my years of horse ownership just in time to ruin a sale! And then the horses go on to be symptom free for years..... so moral of the story is.... if there is something odd, strange, peculiar, unusual that you have never seen your horse do before, the first time you will see it is with a potential buyer as they are driving up the lane to your farm! This I know is true!
MDO board for a series of outdoor, life sized horse and donkey murals.
You can see in the photo below my horses conspiring in the pasture on how to dupe me the next time I get the brainy idea to play matchmaker and pair them up with a new owner! You can see in the distance a new run in shed in the distance my daughter and her boyfriend have been building for our horses. I have a run in off my barn but it will be nice to have another in the pasture. If I leave the corral gates open for them to use the run in off of the back of the barn they come up there to do their business! LOL! Does not seem fair to have to clean manure when they are turned out! Hmmmmm..... makes a person wonder who is running the show here! Me or them? I think we both know that answer.
horse and animal artist, life sized horse paintings!
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