Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Horses and trains

I've accomplished little today:  I took an early-morning ride on Blue, and later today Cliff and I went for a spin on the motorcycle.  Good times!

Blue amazes me in many ways, but the thing that never ceases to surprise me about him is that he isn't afraid of trains, unlike all the horses I've owned before.  It isn't so much the noise a train makes that scares them... it's the fact that they go on and on with no letup.  Most horses find that frightening. 

Blue would actually get within touching distance of a moving train, I think... but I don't want to push my luck.  Here's a short video, just to show you how calm my horse is as a train passes.

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7 comments:

magran42 said...

Wow! Horse and train in same video.....I am in Heaven!  I know you are in charge and are taking good care of Blue, but I get so involved in these video's that I was growing a little tense there when you were approaching the train.  Blue is really some horse isn't he?

marainey1 said...

Glad you took us on a little ride today !  He is such a good horse.  How wonderful you are blessed with all that countryside , the horse and the train.  'On ya' -ma

ryanagi said...

That's so neat! I rode horses as a young girl and I remember they would spook at the littlest things...a leaf fluttering by one horse's head had me on the brink of yelling Hi Ho Silver as I clung on for dear life.  Thank goodness it was a western saddle that day and I had something to hold on to.

madcobug said...

Thats amazing. Guess he knows you will not let any harm come to him. I would think the vibrations would be as bad as the noise. Helen

whitedove3622 said...

He is just a darling horse. Maybe he has a little hobo in him LOL. Great video by the way.

lorinokla said...

wow! Blue is a perfect trail horse. Hes obviously level headed. If you ever decide to sell him you better tell me! I know, that will never happen but just in case, Im serious.

((hugs to Blue))

mutualaide said...

Gosh, he's a great horse!  I haven't seen a train as long as that since I was a young teenager visiting Cobleskill New York.  I would lay in bed at night a listen to the trains go through ... it seemed like forever!