This is Bucky.
He drives me absolutely nuts.
For one thing he tries to bite me a lot. He did bite my hand once. Didn't really hurt me but made me move my hand for sure. In fairness he bites other things besides me including horses, people and inanimate objects. I have no idea why.
Then he picks on the younger mare. This irritates me. When I reprimand him for doing this he ignores me.
He just gets into stuff, too. Like yesterday we noticed that he had caught part of his mane in something and actually pulled a hunk of it off. He looked like he had a Mohawk haircut or something.
But the thing he does that most aggravates me is the way he eats.
He takes his head and pulls his chin into his body in a kind of sweeping motion inside the feed trough. Naturally this scatters oats and pellets and sweet feed all over ground under his trough.
I don't know why this makes me so angry. It is wasteful but my emotion seems a little beyond what that warrants.
And, no, the other horses do not do this. Only Bucky.
If I am standing over there I yell at him "Bucky, stop that!" He looks up at me usually and judges whether or not I might be able to do anything to him. And usually I cannot get him so he kind of gives me a look like "catch me if you can dude!"
Another thing he does regarding eating is that he will leave his trough and come over to the girls' trough to see if they have something better. They don't of course but while he is over there he will eat some of it. Often when he does this I will be standing there and I will say to him "Bucky! Get back over to your feeder." If I say it loudly enough and forceful enough then he will look at me and turn around and go back over to his feeder.
So you see he knows what I'm telling him.
I've tried talking to him about quadratic equations and philosophy and stuff like that but I don't think he cares.
Nine Years and Counting
4 months ago