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"Run! There's a Monster in the Sky!"

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  • "Run! There's a Monster in the Sky!"

    "Hey, let's gas the hot air balloon while we are flying over some horses!"
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    that happened to me once

    on My ol' bomb proof mare-NOT! We were out for a loose rein hack, and a balloon started coming down very near to us. We went over for a look see, but she didn't like it at ALL! We went to an event the next weekend, did poorly......
    Another killer of threads


    • #3
      Thought my old guys would kill themselves running last summer when a blimp passed about 100 feet overhead. Scary sky monsters!
      Ridge Farm Inc.-full care retirement


      • #4
        *SIGH* when we lived in England we lived on a balloon flight path. Mostly the horses got used to them, apart from my George, (think large square cob) he was convinced that the wicker baskets were in fact floating picnic baskets, and he was fascinated by them.

        A balloon came down in the stubble field next to the horses one day, most of the guys were running around the field, or stood on the far side well away from the scary monster, not George though. George was hanging over the gate trying to get closer to the potential food source.
        "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

        "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig


        • Original Poster

          "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


          • #6
            Same here. Tha balloon fest happens every year for three days 2 miles from me. Most times, the currents carry them over our place. Sometimes they set down right in the field next door. They don't like them much, but they have learned to tolerate them.

            Except for Blondie. I find him looking up at them and going over to the fence line to check them out.

            Last spring a man drowned in the river behind my place. They searched for 24 hours with a honking big jet powered helicopter, flying just above the treetops over my paddocks. They found his body as I was bringing my horses in for the day. That helo hovered *right* over me and my 2-year old, so low the wind form the rotors could be felt. And loud? Holy hell that was loud.

            Give the youngster credit, he was trembling, but held it together, and in fact walked up to the barn like a gentleman. I was really proud of him for his composure.


            • #7
              That video made me laugh.

              The Metlife blimp (with a big Snoopy on it) flew by my barn once and I thought all the horses were going to get spooked. None of them did. I don't think any of them are used to looking up for monsters in the sky!
              Owned by an Oldenburg