Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bar and his nice twin

One of the other Thoroughbreds on the property looks a good deal like Bar, but is possibly not quite so dominant or bossy--as you may be able to tell from this slide show.

Now I could blame Bar's grumpy attitude on his soreness--yeah, still there--or the fact that he hasn't gotten to work because of the soreness, but I think it's just Bar being the fighter and Romeo being the lover. Romeo was deemed "not competitive" on the track, but is a sweet and willing--most of the time--horse and Manna (Romeo's human) does a great job with him.

Lucky for me Manna also appreciates horses in general and Thoroughbreds in particular or this fine slide show of my horse establishing pecking order would not exist.


Dave (aka Buckskins Rule) said...

The last slide says it all.

Jessica Boyd said...

Doesn't it, though?

He wouldn't actually bite Romeo, he just wants to be sure he gets his point across.

I find horse interactions very interesting. Watching them work it out is truly educational.

Dave (aka Buckskins Rule) said...

Sometimes I think we could learn a thing or two about settling disputes from them. The whole thing is usually over in seconds, and then they go back to eating with each other.

Jessica Boyd said...

Well said, BR.

No, as humans we must over-analyze every tiny detail to point out to our spouse/child/adversary how it affected US.

Because the world revolves around us and our feelings.

Uh huh. Right.