Thursday, October 15, 2009

This Just In...

Justin! For readers who missed the original announcement, Justin belongs to Tess, who will be heading up Farcical Farm while David and I are in Tasmania (leaving in ~3 weeks...eek!). He rolled into town early this afternoon, surveyed his new domain, and quickly recognized that Tonka is easy to conquer. Ever since then he has been eating, drinking, and merrily picking on Tonka* whenever the spirit moves him. He did do a few laps of the paddock at a half-hearted trot when he saw me coming with his blanket, but Tess had warned me about this possibility in advance. So far he has been a nice addition to the farce -- handsome, goofy, cheerful and cooperative. We did have one altercation at dinner time when he had the audacity to paw at the paddock gate, and I had the audacity to send a feed tub whirling at his nose from the shadows. He was duly surprised, so let's hope he has learned that Bad Things come to those who do not wait more patiently.

arrival

checkout

justin

gate

*Don't feel too bad for Tonka. He is a very subordinate horse and this is his lot in life. Justin has not done him any physical damage (who knows about his ego), and I firmly believe Tonka enjoys being pushed around more than being alone. I would never want to see him in a large herd environment, but he does well in the company of any other single horse.

11 comments:

Tess said...

His face is all sandy =( It makes him look all goofy! I'm glad you whirled that tub in his direction. He is used to being in a big barn environment where pawing is the norm. Hopefully he learns quickly!

oregonsunshine said...

Yay! Company for Tonka! Justin IS very handsome!

EvenSong said...

Handsome as he is, Justin doesn't have SPOTS! ;-D

AareneX said...

Justin is handsome...except that handsome is as handsome does, dude!

Be nice to Tonka or we'll send some BIG standardbred buddies to come talk wif ya....

Tasmania!? How awesome!

Kristina said...

I rarely comment, but was the "This Just In" comment intentional? Just in, Justin? Get it?

Hahaha. Well. I thought it was funny, intentional or not. :)

I'm glad Tonka has a buddy now.

dp said...

Quite intentional, yes. I do live with someone very punny, and it rubs off a little. I used to have a friend named Justin, and he always introduced himself to new people by telling them it was short for "Just Incredible".

Kristina said...

I'm glad, I thought it was too good to be accidental!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Tonka is a sweetheart and I'm happy to hear he has company again. I have many horses who prefer to live on the lower end of the totem pole. They just feel more comfortable with no responsibilities I think.

Tess said...

I should have caught onto the 'This Just In' earlier too as I show Justin under the name 'Justin Time' because his registered name is rediculous- Ranch Samaguy Dream-Boy Justin. Try saying that 10 times fast.

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Sounds like Justin is going to learn quickly that things come flying out of no where really quickly when his manners are lacking! lol I love the look on their face when they dont see it coming from a person and they look shocked, like "Holy cow! Where did that come from!"

allhorsestuff said...

Oh, that was the nicest thing you wrote to me Sara!Wish I could be around there too...it's such a gorgeous place.

Well now, that is ahunka horsey there in Justin...Morgan...?
KK