Why I have a horse.
Thank you John Jones, Ph.D. for this article..,
In Idaho, it is best to have one of the critters. Why? When you’re old, retired, and have your spouse as your boss, you will understand. For example:
“John, take out the garbage.”
I will as soon as I get back from feeding my horse.
“John, mow the grass.”
I will as soon as I get back from grooming my horse.
“John, can we take that cruise we’ve been talking about?”
You better go without me. The horse!
My friend has a boodle of horses. I said, “Dan, I need a horse.”
He said, “Why?”
I said, “A man needs a horse in Idaho. People are always talking about their horses. I don't have a horse so I’m always left out of the conversation. Besides, I’ve always wanted a horse of my own.”
Dan said, “I’ll sell you one.”
I said, “I didn’t say I wanted to buy one, Dan. I want you to give me one of yours.”
He said, “Where will you keep it? You live in town and your lot is too small for a horse.”
I said, “Where is it now?”
He said, “Right there; the bay with the white stripe on her head and the white fetlocks. We call her, Sissy.”
I looked out in Dan’s corral and said, “Sissy can stay right there.”
He said, “What about the feed?”
I said, “I don’t want to feed a horse, ride a horse, or clean up the manure. I just want to say that I have a horse.”
He asked, “The same way you raised chickens in Iowa?”
“Not exactly,” I said.
He looked at me with those pale blue eyes of his and said, “You just want to have bragging rights on Sissy, right?”
I said, “Not exactly. I really want to have my own horse like everybody else.”
So that is how I got Sissy. I said to my grandkids, “Want to take a look at Grandpa’s horse?” They said, “Yes,” and off we went.
When I got to the farm, Dan and his wife, Deborah, came out of the corral. Deborah said, “Sissy got kicked by the stud. We’ve got the vet bill for you in the house. I’ll be right out with it.”
(To learn how I raised chickens in Iowa, go to: http://www.ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Raise-Chickens:-Dont-Sweat-the-Little-Stuff!&id=79187)
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