Today Quizz met a horse up close and personal! Not from the safty of my brother’s house window, but in the field behind his home. You see, my brother leases his property out to the local equine rescue league. There are a variety of horses that are on the property from fairly wild mustangs to very friendly horses.
Quizz got to meet two of the friendly kind. My three nieces, myself, Quizz & Tommy were going down to see his new calves when these two beautiful horses came strolling up to us. Neither seemed perturbed or agressive, just really curious.
Now, you have to understand that I have a healthy respect for anything larger than me. Especially when those somethings are doubled.
One of the horses leaned his head down and sniffed Quizz’s nose. Quizz froze, looking at me for direction. I quickly walked between the two. The horse snorted at me and walked around me leaned down and sniffed Quizz’s bottom. At this point Quizz is really unconfortable, his tail is between his legs. We are in a corner of fence and the garage. My nieces quickly climb the fence and pull Tommy under the fence and I passed Quizz under.
The horses look at me with an expression of “Hey! Those are our new friends! Don’t take them away!” At that moment my brother came through the big garage door and shooed them away.
We felt that perhaps it was better that we put the dogs in the outdoors kennel.
As you can see the horses were still interested in the dogs, at least all the interaction was controlled. After a few minutes of sniffing on both parts, the horses went back to grazing and the dogs wanted to see what we were doing.
We were down at the barn looking at these adorable little critters. Rosevelt and Lincoln.
No the dogs didn’t get to meet the calves today, I think the horses were enough!