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."
From LauraKY: It always shocks me when someone tries to fool COTH. What was she thinking? We hunt in packs.