Farm Talk

March 11, 2014

The Top 10 things a bomb-proof horse spooks at:


Mark Parker — 10. The horse-eating bush in the pasture that he’s walked by 10 gazillion times.

 9. A rabbit twitching one ear about 100 yards off.

 8. The neighbor’s gone-mustang emu carousing through the brush.

 7. A sudden sneeze from the person on his back.

 6. His own tail on a windy day.

 5. A prospective buyer.

 4. Sugar overload — too much molasses.

 3. The cell phone ringing in your pocket.

 2. Saddle squeak.

 1. Anything, man, anything at all if he’s in the mood.