WHEN A SMART HORSE GETS BORED…






I was upstairs on Sunday, doing whatever…

…and I heard a knock on the double doors that lead out to the patio.

Odd.  Who could that be?

So I went down to investigate.

And there she was.

Gwen.

She was knocking on the back door with her forehead.  As soon as she saw me, she moved over to one of the windows.

I digress for a second to tell you about Gwen…

Gwen is Mama Tess’ first foal.  On top of all of those incredibly great genes (one Grandsire is Ulendon and the other is Noble Flaire ), she is an equine Einstein – except better at communication than physics.  The only way Gwen could communicate any better would be if she had access to a digital billboard.  I fully expect to find her writing on a piece of slate she’s dug out of the ground one day…

She also has the human mind nailed.  She knows how to get her point across.

Like today~

Here is what happened after I ran to get my camera…

MY PHOTO DOCUMENTARY OF MY BRILLIANT HORSE, GWEN.

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By the time I got my camera, she had moved over to this window. She was staring at the coffee table. And,… guess what was on the coffee table?~

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“Right there. Right therrreeee! RIGHT THERE! AN APPLE!!”

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She saw the one apple. She likes apples better than pears.

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“Hey! How’d you get outside so quickly? I saw you get the apple… You aren’t going to tease me with it, and then give me a dang pear, are you?”

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“OK… I looked again and all the pears are there and the apple is gone.  “You have it and I’m coming to get it!”

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“I saw you grab it… you have it, right?”

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“You have the apple, right?!”

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“I will be so disappointed if you don’t  have it”

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“I hope you have that apple…”

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“I CAN SMELL IT!  I know you have it.”

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I handed her the apple.

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The face of accomplishment.  And it only took the Human a few minutes to grasp this Equine’s idea.

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Gwen dropped the apple on the ground so that she could eat it more easily.

AND THEN THE OTHER ONE ARRIVED… LITTLE MAN WRIGLEY, Head of Security.

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I felt hot breath on my neck so I turned around to find… WRIGLEY! He is Tess’ last foal. Totally different in nature but also very bright. He doesn’t miss ANYTHING on the ranch. He should be Head of Security.  Wrig is the skinny, frenetic, always periscope UP type of horse.

He wants something from me as I turn to go into the house... I can tell.

He wants something from me as I turn to go into the house… I can tell.  Duh.  His sister is munching away right near him.

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“I’m gonna get me some of that!”  In the background, you can see that Gwen is satisfied and moving away from the house.

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“Pullleeze go inside and get me whatever she had!!”

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Wrigley molested me and begged me to get him some of whatever she had… so I went inside to get some pear.  (I know, bad training…)

TIME LAPSE: THE PHONE RANG AND I SWITCHED OUT THE LAUNDRY…

By the time I come back out, both of them have moved down towards the pony pasture, content to graze.  Gwen satisfied that she had gotten the apple she had requested.  Wrigley simply forgot what he had asked for previously and was quite happy eating grass- and watching for any untoward activity.

By the time I came back out, both of them had moved down towards the pony pasture, content to graze. Gwen satisfied that she had gotten the apple she had requested. Wrigley simply forgot what he had asked for and was quite happy eating grass – and keeping one ear pricked for any untoward activity.

I HAD TO SMILE…

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