View Full Version : For those with Horses - Ode to motorists

09-26-2004, 04:56 PM
Rode Rio today, now that I can actually walk again (see thread HERE (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59435) ) Because he hasn't been ridden for a few days he was on his toes the whole time, jumping and shying at everything, especially cars. But then, when you've got idiots sounding their horns and revving their engines as they go past, who can blame him?! :rolleyes:

I thought this was appropriate:

Ode To Motorists In Country Lanes

Some motorists are very kind
To horses somewhat heated
You slow and stop, with engines off,
So we can remain seated.

The trouble is, once we have gone
Beyond your line of vision,
You fire your engine, roaring loud
With racing-start precision.

Creating thus some equine fear
Your clutch engages, wallop!
Your tyres bite on verge and grit
Then horse goes into gallop.

And lorry drivers, you're the best
At seeing us fast departed.
If when we're feet from a lorry's rear
Your airbrakes have just farted.

So though we're grateful for the thought
From all you careful drivers,
Please wait till we are truly past
Or you'll need to revive us.