Monday, June 18, 2007
Running with horses
I woke up to go for a jog with Leia, and Leia made friend's with the neighbor's horses. I don't know that she has ever seen a horse up close, and she dragged me across the road to see the horses that were grazing in the pasture. I was a little worried she would freak the horses out and they would trample down their fence and stomp on us... or more likely that the owners would hear their horses freaking out and come out with a shot gun and shoot my dog. To my great relief the horses didn't freak out and Leia is still a living animal. Instead, the horses ran up to us... which was really awe-inspiring. The ground shook as the horses trotted up to us. There was one regular horse and two small horses (maybe ponies?). The two smaller ones ran up to Leia and sniffed her as she sniffed them. When they shook their manes she lept back two feet, a little unsure about these large non-dog animals. Then I dragged Leia along and the horses followed us inside their pen... shaking the ground with every step. Leia woo-ed at them in her native husky tongue and then we went our seperate ways. So I started my day running with horses.