Hitch 'em up and pack 'em in!
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier
Mike, I think that was possibly a horse trader, and the "bumper" horse is the dam of the back seat passenger. It's also possible that both were new purchases or "it followed me home, can I keep it."
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”