Or not, depending on your perspective. The horses were fed this morning and left in their stalls while my daughter went to fill the hay nets outside for the day. When she got back to the barn Nate was crashing his feed tub rather violently with his nose and dumping grain onto the floor then eating it. Now that’s not a usual behavior for Nate so she thought it best to investigate.
Seems there were poop balls in his feed tub and he was trying to get his grain out and onto the floor because it was too gross to try and eat around it. Nate has never once pooped in his bucket or water so it was a safe bet this wasn’t his doing. Upon further inspection of the area it was discovered that there was in fact some squished manure in the metal bars separating the stalls. Seems O’Grady decided to gift Nate with a morning surprise.
We’re fairly sure this was not a random accident because Grady really had to angle himself just so to get aligned with the ‘sweet’ spot in the corner above Nate’s bucket. Grady is usually the sweetest horse in the world and would never challenge Nate in the pasture but who knows what goes on once the lights are turned out.
|O'Grady (The culprit)|
Our best guess is that Nate was up all night coughing with his respiratory condition and interrupted Grady’s beauty sleep. This morning in front of Nate’s stall there was a wad of green snot, so he may have a cold.
Memo to Mr. O’Grady: cranky and tired is still no reason to poop in a friend’s breakfast.
|"I'm sorry Nate, I won't do it again"|
Poor Nate, I heard he looked so sad and down this morning as if to say “ I’m having a really bad day and it’s only morning!”
Until next time
Quote for Today
The grass is always greener on the other side…until a horse comes and poops on it!