Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Why I Love My Horse

It was "barber shop" day at the barn. Instead of riding I brushed out and re-banded Phantom's mane before doing some Christmas shopping. While I was chatting with Genevieve, both Mufasa and Scar jumped up onto Phantom's back.

G. captured these photos with her cell phone, since I'd left my camera at home on the dreary, cloudy day (lousy light).

Not only did Phantom not flinch when the kitties leapt onto his back -- he was half asleep as they curled up around each other. About all he did was grinch when a set of claws were extended. After the first kitty jumped down I removed the second one while there was still peace in the barn aisle.

Phantom is definitely a keeper!


allhorsestuff said...

Oh MY!!! I love it...they must NOT have used any prickly claws...smart felines! Charlie, our barn cat likes to sit on Wa(I put him there) but with a blanket on her back..I fear should I try it without..I see his claws on her...he'd be launched!

Oregon Equestrian said...

Phantom was amazingly nonchalant. We were startled when the first cat landed and laughing when the second arrived.