4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses

4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes *pictured: '4Shoes Bookends'

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Barrier FAIL #2

How Mr Shoes viewed the security level of his new & improved barrier.
*highly unimpressed*
 "Surely you jest, Mr Shoes? Well okay then... Game ON!" 
"Hey, Mr Shoes, this is more what I envision as Nirvana in my mind..."
"But, in the meantime, I can totes work with this...
Hey now, don't go away mad, right?
*waggly eyebrows*
Just go away. That's right mister, back to your drawing board."
heh heh heh heh heh heh
*Don't you hate it when the little WiseAsses flat out snicker?*

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Barrier FAIL

Pretend this spotted guy is a 4Shoes horse. That's a pretty impressive barrier that Mr Shoes set up between the horse's pasture & the barnyard where the calves have been spending the winter. The barrier is just high enough for the miniature Hereford calves to pass under it. As far as the horses are concerned, the barnyard is the land of milk & honey. 

Notice how agile giraffes my horses can be? 
There is a cradle full of hay in the barnyard; horses are served their 4 feedings a day in their own feeders. Notice I said that they get fed multiple times a day... yet SOMEpony (maybe all the ponies) was determined to free-feed like a couple of fat calves. It took them nearly 5 months to figure out how to defeat the barrier, but they did... essentially, they giraffed out & squiggled under the barrier. They were pretty sneaky about it, but they were able to take advantage of their ingenuity for 2 whole days; I can just imagine their glee. A little metal work, a little welding, & Mr Shoes now has a new (surely impossible, right?) barrier system in place.
"Puny Human, you win for now, but we have 24/7/365 to think about it; this shall not be the last of our brilliant plots to overthrow the management. Now, be a good girl & get out the breakfast, please."