Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Good Laugh

I got a good laugh this morning -- something I've come to appreciate when it does happen, especially since not many humorous things have been happening to me lately.  My farrier came out to work on hooves, and much to our good fortune, both of my nosy neighbors drove off instead of standing around at the fence watching and listening in on our conversation.  So, their absence freed up our conversation.

I was telling my farrier the story behind the studio photo shoot and three of my neighbors interfering during the process.  He said that he has a neighbor who takes walks all day long, but is really just out looking for someone to talk to.  My farrier is a lot like me, in that he likes peace, quiet, privacy, and his alone time, so when he sees this neighbor coming, he hides in his trees and waits for her to pass before he gets his mail.

He told me to Google Map his house and I will be able to see him hiding in his tree line while this neighbor is walking up the road by the mailboxes.  We were both cracking up about that.  What are the chances that one of those "street view" cars with a satellite on top would drive by right when you don't want to be seen?  He probably looks like some kind of pervert getting ready to jump the lady.

I told him about all the great lengths I have to go through to avoid my annoying neighbors, and he said, "It almost makes you wonder why you even have a couple of acres, because you can't ever enjoy them."

One other funny story that is testament to what amazing creatures horses can be.  I was leaning on the gate to the paddock and the horses were standing around just looking at me.  I said, "I've got a headache.  Will somebody rub my head?"

Gabbrielle immediately stepped forward and began rubbing her muzzle back and forth on my forehead.  She did it for a good 30-seconds or so.  Unfortunately, I had just shaved her whiskers, so it felt like sandpaper and she rubbed some of the skin red.  But it makes you wonder if that was a coincidence or if she somehow understood what I was communicating.  I have never had a horse more in tune with me than Gabbrielle.  She forces me to censor my thoughts.

8 comments:

Katharine Swan said...

I don't know that I think it is coincidence. I have had similar things happen to me before with Panama. Either they understand a heck of a lot more of our language than we realize, or they pick up on things on a different level. Or both. I'm convinced they do understand quite a bit of what we say, and I also think that herd animals communicate on a level we don't understand. I have a feeling that when we are very bonded to a horse, they can probably pick up on thoughts and feelings that we project without realizing it.

Breathe said...

Just don't tell her you have a tooth ache...

fernvalley01 said...

Very cool! Fuuny to imagine your farrier hiding in the trees !

Mikey said...

Lol!!

Crystal said...

Haha glad you had a good laugh. I always wondered what kinds of weird things google maps picks up when they are taping.

aurora said...

Caught in the action by Google lol.

Might have been a coincidence, but something might have tipped her off. I've heard unique stories of horses "pointing" out owners ailments.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I know I left a comment on this post. Google must have eaten it.

I liked what you wrote about Gabbrielle. Sounds like she is your heart-horse or equine soulmate :)

~Lisa

achieve1dream said...

What a smarty pants. :D Gotta love Gabrielle. Did she at least distract you from your headache?