Milton has stopped pooping on the trailer. Well, he still poops if the trip is long enough or if a sufficient amount of nutritional by-product has reached the end of his digestive tract. He has stopped pooping because he’s on the trailer.
Poop-O-Meter points to relaxed.
When I groomed for or rode the
crazy opinionated jumper mare [photo, story], she knew what it meant when I was the one getting her out of the field. Horse show! Horse show! She would start pooping immediately and continue at regular intervals. It was a masterwork of resource management. No matter how much she had generated, she could always squeeze out a few more balls. She did not do this in her daily life. It was a performance reserved for competition mornings.
Poop-O-Meter points to excited.
Milton still has trouble peeing anywhere other than at home. It is often his first act after getting off the trailer. Even before getting back into the field. I’m sure he’d prefer to make it over to his preferred pee spot in the pasture, but needs must. At least he held it until he got home. Or so I assume he thinks.
Piddle-Meter points to bashful bladder.
Horses are weird. But then, I’ve just spent an entire post considering horse poop and pee.
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