Thursday, August 18, 2011

When Will They Ever Learn?

Our new home's barn came with MiraFount stock waterers that can be accessed from the paddock or the pasture, with another unit in the stalls. The automatic water unit has a large plastic 'hamster bottle ball' that can be pushed down to access the water.


I have been jamming the ball to one side with a small stick of wood, so that the boys get used to getting their water from the watering unit. However, they often dislodge the wood and have to deal with the ball.

Watch (and listen) as Pippin (foreground) tries to get a drink:


Uh, I guess that Doc (behind Pippin) doesn't have much confidence about using the new-fangled watering hole! (And some people say our horses don't understand us!!)

7 comments:

  1. lol! Doc totally heard you guys talking. His ears pricked forward. Too funny that he shook his head "No"!

    ~Lisa

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  2. HILARIOUS! You gave me a laugh at 6:00 in the morning! Don't you just love animals.

    Cindy Bee

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  3. Well. It IS a "hamster" ball afterall. Not Horsie!
    Hahaha . . .
    Love your horses!!!

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  4. HAHAHAH! He said NO! Loud and clear!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  5. Now that you have your answer, what are you going to do?

    How about a basketball in a 5 gallon bucket? (Or something of that sort where they can see a bit of the water around the ball)?

    After all, a BASKETBALL might just have the right COLOR to it for a HAFFIE!

    Miss you!

    Mickey

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  6. I am not sure I could figure that out.

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