Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday October 27 2009
When Rushcreek Mac arrived here from the Rushcreek Ranch two years ago, he was a Working Horse. Didn't have a personality, didn't know what a carrot was, nor a pat, nor a horse hug. He just did his job.
Didn't take long to spoil him with carrots and treats, and soon he got to where he came up for treats, or scratches (but don't touch his face, he doesn't like that). And he learned to play. He learned that from Jose, the Owyhee Social Director.
Mac picks up and plays with things on his own, and he learned that he can engage Jose when he does this.
He got adept at pulling off Jose's ear mask and playing tug of war with Jose.
He picks up buckets and flings them around, and I've seen him picking up a stick and bonking it on Jose's head till Jose grabs the other end.
Today it was the broom. Mac picked it up and chewed on it a bit, then thrust it upon Jose.
They had a good sweeping session, wrestling with the bundled bristles, grabbing it from each other, whacking each other with the handle.
Jose started to leave, and Mac chased him with the broom.
That got them going again.
Great horse fun on a windy fall day, and just goes to show, you don't have to spend big money on those special horse toys. Feed tubs, sticks, ropes, dressage whips, brushes, and brooms will do.