Catch Me If You Can!

I know I posted this photo a few weeks ago for Bear’s birthday, but here it is again to illustrate the hairy eyeball I received yesterday when I went to fetch him from the paddock.

It was raining and much cooler than in recent weeks and he, and his buddy Sam, decided it would be fun to run circles around me, literally, while I stood there feeling inert. There’s not much to be done when the lunatics run the show. 😉

Well, basically, I couldn’t even get near Bear, mostly because Sam, who’s a great disturber, kept putting himself between us. However, Bear was no saint either. Occasionally he’d stop and allow me to come within a couple of feet of him and then blow by me as I tried to clip the lead shank to his halter.

“Catch me if you can!” he’d taunt.

In truth, to be caught in the swirl of equine mayhem can be quite mesmerizing.

Eventually the barn manager came to my rescue, distracting Sam so I could finally catch Bear and bring him inside.

Needless to say, with Bear feeling his oats like that he spent several minutes in the arena on the other end of a lunge line, cantering circles around me that I had some say in. I wasn’t going to ride a horse who’d momentarily pled insanity.

Within a few minutes he was mellow yellow and wondering what all the fuss was about.

That’s a horse for you …

Nurture what you love …

Dorothy 🙂
Horse Mom

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4 thoughts on “Catch Me If You Can!

    • Thanks for visiting and for your comment, Cheryl. … I guess in a way it was tag. It was such unusual behaviour on his part I could only put it down to the drop in temperature and the onslaught of rain. Whatever it was, he was definitely having fun … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

  1. Bear sounds like he had a little “Cat” in him, at least for a moment. Trying to get a cat to do ANYTHING you want is darn near impossible and thankfully Bear was just having a good time with you and his buddy. Thanks for sharing … I really enjoyed this one and it put a big smile on my face!! Tom

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