I was just sitting there drinking a nice medium hot hazelnut with cream (my Dunkin Donuts order for when it's a little chilly) when all of a sudden the three amigos came trotting past my house and decided to hang out in my backyard.
As someone who grew up begging her parents for a horse, this was the best thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life (maybe an exaggeration?). Naturally it was fate that they found their way to me; I'm the horse whisperer of this mountain!
Side eye, Mom and Dad.
Still mad about it.
I put my boots on, and ran out to take pictures and also to help capture them, because let's face it: someone was missing THREE HORSES. They played in the yard for a while (read: drank from a puddle, rolled in dirt, and galloped from one side of the property.) It was so fun.
I almost grabbed mane and hopped on! I mean, I had my boots on after all. But, they were naughty and they ran away again.
Don't worry! We captured them! (We got them on leads so they'd be safe.)
If I find unclaimed horses, I will capture them and chill will them until some poor idiot realizes they are missing all of their horses.
*I'd never lose my horse if I had one.*
I cut up carrots for them and a bunch of neighbors called a bunch of other neighbors to try and figure out who on earth was missing all of their horses.
We let them graze in the open field across from our house; it was such a beautiful day.
Then the stallion was a bad boy and tried to show off in front of his mare, broke the lead and ran off. We let him have his space because he wasn't going to leave his lady.
While he took a rest, I hopped in my truck (okay...it's not a real truck it's actually an SUV) with my mom to try to solve this Mother's Day Mystery on the Mountain. Thankfully, the first truck we stopped was exactly who we were looking for.
"Hey, are you missing some horses?"
"Follow me. I've got them."
What I really wanted to say was:
"You snooze, you lose. They are mine now."
But I didn't. I gave the lady and her husband back their horses. I think it would have been a very nice gesture for her to give me say, one of them, since I hung out with them for two hours. Right?!
Either way, it was a fun way to spend a couple hours. I might not have been as keen to spend part of an afternoon with alligators, but since it involved my favorite animal, it was a fun little adventure.