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Weanling VS the SPRINKLER

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  • Weanling VS the SPRINKLER

    So... my six month old filly has been going through a bit of a bratty stage lately. Nothing major, nothing to worry about, but she's turned out with a doting older gelding and she is just convinced that SHE is the be-all and end-all of the world right now. (her manners are fine btw, she's not THAT stupid)

    So... miss Filly hates getting wet. Hates it with a PASSION. (Guess it's a good thing she lives in the desert then...*eye roll*) When it's 115 and she's getting a shower, it's grudgingly acceptable, but that doesn't mean she LIKES it!

    This morning it was 46 degrees out, and she was turned out in the arena. The sprinklers came on right where she was standing. (How DARE they!!)

    So 12.2 hands of INDIGNANT baby filly WHIPPED around to face that sprinkler. Ears flat, she stomped her little baby feet and she TOLD that sprinkler to STOP THIS VERY INSTANT! This is was COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR!

    So.. the sprinkler, not in the least bit cowed...

    squirted her right in the FACE.

    She instantly ceded the point to the sprinkler and ran over for some comfort and drying off. (she's a good kid all in all)

    But the look on her face when the sprinkler "fought back" Man... if I'd only had a camera....

    Never a dull moment around here. Ya know??
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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    Barn rat for life

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    • #3
      I could see her little snorty filly face right now, "YOU STOP THAT, MEAN SPRINKLER!"
      If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
      DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
      Originally posted by talkofthetown
      As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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      • #4
        Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
        Blugal

        You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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        • #5
          You just made my day!
          Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

          Originally posted by DottieHQ
          You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.

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          • #6
            How come there's never a video camera around when you need it?
            The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
            Winston Churchill

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            • #7
              I can so picture the angry look she gave the sprinkler. So funny.

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              • #8
                That was great! Put a smile on my face for sure

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                • #9
                  Love your letter to the sprinkler on FB... She has personality +

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                    Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                    Love your letter to the sprinkler on FB... She has personality +
                    Oh my goodness does she EVER! And she's SO much like her mother was when she was young it's hysterical. Almost every week I tell her some variation on: "Sweetie, your mother tried that 15 years ago. It didn't work for her then, and it's probably not going to work for you now, but... feel free to give it a try" ;-p

                    She's a lifer for sure. :-)
                    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                    • #11
                      Wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing!

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                      • #12
                        I was so hoping for a video or some photos when I read the title... but the mental image is hilarious too!

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                          er... I didn't get any pics of "the event" but here are her most recent pics.

                          She loves her new blanket. :-)
                          https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=7b432b0e9f

                          Her donkey impersonation:
                          https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=1bbc75abce

                          Blanket model:
                          https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=331f7c0ed1
                          The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by propspony View Post
                            er... I didn't get any pics of "the event" but here are her most recent pics.

                            She loves her new blanket. :-)
                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=7b432b0e9f

                            Her donkey impersonation:
                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=1bbc75abce

                            Blanket model:
                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=331f7c0ed1
                            She is so cute! I probably should be saying this, as a bay owner, but I find greys make the cutest babies.

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                            • #15
                              Love her and I so love that story! Gotta love the ones with personality!

                              My little chestnut used to just collapse on the spot when she disagreed with me.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Superminion View Post
                                My little chestnut used to just collapse on the spot when she disagreed with me.
                                My SO calls that "passive resistance".

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                                  Heh, she's tried that one too. Farrier just straddled her and kept rasping. She scrambled to her feet and gave us the most DISGUSTED look. There was a while there when she was really young where we jokingly called her "The Fainting Goat."

                                  As in: "hey, the farrier's here. Better go get the fainting goat for him."
                                  The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by over the moon View Post
                                    My SO calls that "passive resistance".


                                    She cracked me up... She'd be walking down the barn aisle, realize that she'd actually have to leave the barn without her buddy (the HORROR!) and boom, over she went.

                                    I'd drop the lead rope and keep walking. She'd eventually scramble to her feet. "WAAAAAAAIIIIIIIITTTTTT FOR MEEEEEEEE!!!!!"

                                    Fainting goat... that's perfect!!

                                    Our farrier did her feet a few times with her 'relaxing' on the floor of her stall.

                                    I miss having a baby around.

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                                    • #19
                                      I'd pay to see that video if you reenact it.

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                                      • #20
                                        That is funny stuff!
                                        A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                                        Might be a reason, never an excuse...

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