Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Great Chicken...

....Trainers

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I'm not sure who the bigger chicken is, to be honest. All have feathers, but some are braver than other. Not others. Just one other. The four legged gray other. Jumpy, at first, and at second and third. Legendario isn't sure of his life here just yet. But chicken trainers...I couldn't survive without them.

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For instance, when you're thinking about getting close to those stout, faster than lightening hind legs, it may be best to send a chicken in first. They'll spot a speck and jump up to peck at it, expecting a tasty insect. This gives you the opportunity to see what your wild horse's reaction will be. Will he simply startle with a mild jump? Or will he kick your chicken like a football across the goal line? Better the chicken than your head...and of course you can have chicken dinner if it's the hen (obviously not, if it's your head!) Lucky for the chicken, Dario merely startled...meaning I had tacos for dinner.

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Legendario is getting over his fears, thanks to my hens. They roost in his stall with him. Soon, I'm sure, they'll offer to take the first ride, just as they have with Impulse. This, I'm certain, will set the new adopter's mind at ease. I can tell him his horse has been ridden bareback...and by a real chicken. He may be confused, thinking I'm talking about a fearful person, but I can't be worried about that. It's his responsibility, after all, to read my blog and learn of my training techniques.

Hmmm...you know, this may not be a good deal, telling y'all my training secrets. Next thing you know, we'll be seeing chickens on RFD with Clinton, Chris and Craig!


7 comments:

Allenspark Lodge said...

Oh my goodness. That had never occurred to me. Using chickens. Genius!

Bill

Cheyenne said...

Now that is good thinking!

Shirley said...

The second and third photos came up as one of those tiny squares that I had to click on to open, but oh my- was it worth it! That last photo is wonderful- what a handsome horse! I bet you have thoughts of keeping this one.

shadowlake2005 said...

I love it! Excellent idea.

Crystal said...

I knew there had to be a use for chickens (besides eating) good thing I am not a horse trainer cause I dont like chickens, but it looks like they are doing a fine job on such a beautiful horse!!

aurora said...

I've seen cats & dogs train & ride, but never a chicken. What an expression on that last shot. He's got a great mane.

vaporosoez said...

I dunno...on a cold night chicken n' dumplings sure warms the soul better than tacos. Dang.

P.s. If you paint your chicken orange and hang a string off the top of it's head--- it'll sell for more money.