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Friday, September 17 2010


There is a giant chasm behind my barn. It's a drainage swale that runs the length of one paddock and measures about 2' wide and approximately 1' to 6" deep.  (Yes, that's inches - 1 foot to 6 inches) But if you are an equine of any sort, be you horse, mule, or donkey, this is a giant chasm and must not be crossed lightly.  (Goats however, will plough through this with no problem at all.)

Wednesday morning Ruffy conquered the chasm.  Why he chose to run in wild abandon escaped both me and the rest of the herd, but it was beautiful to watch. 

(We've all quit asking why Ruffy does the things he does . . .)

Nevertheless, something crawled up Ruffy's behind and he decided to race back and forth across the chasm.  I captured the proof of his bravery for all to see!

  "Hey Everybody!  Watch THIS!!!"

  The Approach

  The Gather


  "Watch me AGAIN!"

(Yes, that little bitty shadow of a ditch IS what he's jumping!)

 BIG Approach!

 And . . . LIFT-OFF!


  "Eat my dust, Suckers!"

"Hey! Ona!  Didya see THAT?"


(For more on the chasm, read: The Chasm )

Yes, we know Ruffy is fat. He gets one carrot a day and is forced to live in a paddock where the sheep have mowed down all useful vegetation, and yet . . . our little Dunkin' Doughnut still maintains his rotund figure!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 07:40 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
So that's what he was leaping! Hilarious:) He looks like he is having an absolute blast:) Yeah, it's amazing what horse can find 'freaky'.
Posted by Karen on 09/17/2010 - 09:47 AM
Oh Gosh....I can't stop laughing! Tears are rolling down my face...I LOVE this little guy!
Posted by Jonnie E on 09/17/2010 - 02:55 PM
Horses are soooo silly. When I had a horse, he was afraid of stuff on his left side (power boxes, jack rabbits, horse-eating WalMart bags), but not on his right. I'm glad to see your boy has conquered the terrible, terrible chasm in your pasture. Btw, he has better 'hair' than most models.
Posted by CeeCee on 09/17/2010 - 06:56 PM
Ruffy does have a beautiful mane. I cannot claim any credit for it. He is simply blessed with "good genes!" Our little Dunkin' Doughnut is quite the character and despite the fact that he is good for absolutely nothing but comic relief, but he IS good
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/18/2010 - 04:38 PM

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