Post by Mike Post by Btms
It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
But, but, but, isn't it a pony that has been exported to the Bartleby
I knew about them liking company and have almost no horse experience,
except daughters had lessons hwen small until #1 fell off and broke
her arm and the teacher suggested she get on again, before doing first
aid. And before that I tried once and a 9 year old led my horse around
and the group had to do silly things like legs out of the stirrups to
get confident. And it was a big horse as I was heavy. And it was a
long way to the ground.
Er..where was I? Oh yes, company for horses. I think they like other
4 legged animals. Molly used to get on well with one of the horses in
the field next to the path in Bricket Wood where we walked. She'd run
over to the fence and the horse would come over and they'd touch noses
and commune a while. Our dogs were trained to sit quietly when horses
were ridden by, so as not to spook them. They did like them though.
And in the Bruno Chief of Police books Balzac and the previous dog get
on well with Bruno's horse and sometimes Balzac spends the day with
him in the stables.
Swerving onto books:
I have probably said before that I like detectives in nice locations
with descriptions of cooking and meals. So Bruno, Brunetti in Venice,
but also Ruth Galloway, even though less food and no real cooking.
I also like, with no food really, Turing Hopper. Does anyone read
those? She's an A.I. detective. I've just finished book 2 and am a bit
grumpy as she left a very big question at the end and I haven't got
book 3 yet. The last time I was this annoyed was years ago with the
Angelique books, when Angelique was kidnapped onto the pirate ship and
it stopped there. I had to read the following book in French to get it
sooner. I was using the library then, not Amazon.