I'm So Sad

Oxford, England
September 19, 2008 1:43pm CST
This week I've been helping a local bus company, who are short staffed, by taking one of their coaches out and about. Accross the road from an Army Base, in a lovely pasture, are six horses. For the last three whole days, five of them are having meetings, frollicking, bucking and having good fun. But this one chap, for three days, has had his back to the others while under and facing a tree. His ears are half down and he is looking sulky and picked on. Because I'm in a whopping great coach, I cannot stop and chat to him or offer a mint or apple to him, and I have to say, it's breaking my heart to see him like this. Having owned a horse myself, I'm well aware that they can sulk, or just take 'time-out' when they please, but this chap doesn't seem to be doing either. He looks well enough also. I think he's being bullied. I wish horses carried mobile phones, then I could call him and reassure him that he is loved.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Sep 08
I'm going home to do just that, but with my cat. He's feeling a bit picked on because we are fostering kittens right now!
• Oxford, England
19 Sep 08
You know what they say ... 'Hell hath no fury like a moggy scorned'
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Sep 08
Yeah the other two are fine with it, but he won't come out from under the bed. :-(
• Oxford, England
20 Sep 08
Once you've got him in your arms, he'll realise he's safe, and still 'Top-Cat' in the house. Thanks for your comments, GT
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Oh GT, You need to find a way to go take an apple or carrot or whatever they love, to this poor left out horse. That seems to be the reason you are doing what you're doing. My philosophy in life is that everthing happens for a reason and also in it's own time. Besides the fact that they needed you to help out at the bus company, I see the bigger picture of your being needed by this beautiful creature. How wonderful to be in a position to come to the rescue of one of God's creatures. Give him an apple for me too. leenie
• Oxford, England
20 Sep 08
That's a true-to-form statement isn't it! I agree with you about everything happening for a reason. Trouble is, there are so many of these 'synchronicities', as I call them, and we don't always look at things that way do we? I just can't help feeling so sad for this poor horse. He's such a handsome and magnificent chap, and to see him so down is awfull. If he's still like it tomorrow, I'm going to have to drive there in my own car and console him. Thanks for your comment my dear, GT
• United States
14 Oct 08
Gran, Just wondering if you ever went out to see the horse and cheer him up! I read this thread and saw that it was started 4 weeks ago and wanted to know if you still see the horse! Hope that all is well with him! Please fill us in when you get a chance.