Here’s dcmooney scary horse story
Should I tell you about the aggressive horse that bared his teeth, huffed, and laid back his ears? This is because he had his nose IN MY DINNER (sitting outside) and my husband was gently pushing him away. Maybe my husband wasn’t doing it right - we aren’t accustomed to having 1,000 # animals try to eat our food - but how are we to know what to do when this huge beasts puts his nose in our plates?
Several times that same horse came galloping - not trotting - right up to me as I walked the property, stopping right in my face. Animals make me nervous especially big ones, but I stood my ground. When I then walked past (not behind) he started kicking and leaping about. Meanwhile all the reviews talk about ‘the friendly horses’. Who’s crazy here, me or them?! My husband and son couldn’t toss a football because the horse kept galloping at them and my son was scared. I couldn’t sleep that night because of bad dreams (there’s a popular novel that my daughter shared with me that features horses that are predators). So I ask you - is it the insane running the joint? Or am I the only crazy one that doesn’t want my host’s horses charging me, or threatening me if I don’t share my pasta and glass of red wine?! And it was a gorgeous night - perfectly beautiful with a light breeze as the sunset on the mountains. It was incredibly beautiful - until then. We ended up eating inside. I asked the host what we should have done in that instance and she put the horses in a fenced pasture, but didn’t apologize or give us instructions. So we had peace for the rest of the visit but I felt vaguely uncomfortable that I’d done something wrong and had inconvenienced her. That’s not logical, of course, but there it is. This rating crap always leaves us - hosts and guests - worried.
I really don’t get it - really do not!!!