Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Boy has a New Hobby


My handsome boy has had very few hobbies other than running, grazing, and posing when he sees a camera.
We had a child's bouncy ball, you know, the kind that a kid sits on and bounces up and down. It's too small for even my youngest daughter. So we decided to see if the horses would play with it like the balls you can get in equine catalogs. At first the horses were scared of it, but they soon became interested and had to check it out.
Wendell sniffed it and decided it was okay.

So, he carried it around the pasture with him.

Eventually, all of the horses joined in a ball game. They played for hours and gave up for the rest of the day. Maybe they can try soccer next time!




16 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I'd have loved to have seen that. (I'd love to see a bit of your sun too!)

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  2. I know that hog farmers put bowling balls in the pen for their kids to play with -- why should your horses be any different? I think this is very cool. Maybe they'd like a Fisher-Price farm set next? Or how about an Easy Bake Oven? Oh, wait, they outlawed those! :)

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    PS: What a pretty horse. He has a kind face.

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  4. What fun! Always good to see our friends horsing around. Sorry, that just blurted right out. =)

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  5. Awww . . . I'm glad he liked his new toy!

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  6. That's so cute! I've never seen a horse playing with a ball! I've led a sheltered life. LOL

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  7. We've thought about getting one of those for our young geldings to play with. Will have to now. Looks like he was having a ball!

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  8. Cute to see the horse carrying it around.

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  9. That is PRECIOUS!!! I wanna play too!

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  10. Hehe...too sweet!!! Just like a kid:)

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  11. Our Fjord gelding, Mom loved his Jolly Ball, in fact he'd play with the dogs with it. It was very entertaining and funny. I sure miss Mo :o(

    Mo also liked to dunk his in is water trough, pushing it down and letting it pop back up, LOL!!!

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  12. Wow, horses playing football, I think I'll give that a miss I might get trampled on ;(
    See Yea George xxx

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  13. Oh, Pippin says he wants one, too!
    I'll have to see if I can find one at a yard sale, or something!

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  14. Yeahhh! i bought a red one for my stallion. the lady who owned him before me said that his dad used to play with buckets and stuff so i thought, he might wanna play too, but he didn't.... instead your Jones (our slightly crazy dog) grabbed it and hasn't let go of it since!

    Thanks
    Leontien

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  15. That is just too cute! I love the photo with the ball in his mouth! Hilarious! I bet they had a good time playing 'ball'! Animals are so amusing!

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  16. Our horses also enjoy the game. ~:) Two will pass it back and forth for hours. Our hogs, on the other hand, ignore their big ball in their field. They haven't quite figured out a game of snout ball yet.

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