S is for scary shrubs and other spooky stuff.
Shrubs are significantly scarier to horses than actual predators. A swinging branch, crinkly plastic bag, or whirling leaf can elicit more of a bolt, buck, or spin than a snake on the trail or a bear in the woods.
And don’t get me started about blue herons and turkey vultures, that rise up suddenly from the underbrush on the trail.
Even the most bombproof trail horses are not immune to startling at scary surprises.
Stop that, silly steed!
The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.
For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law, which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."
Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
Catching Errant Trail Horse
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart
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