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April 27, 2012

The Horse, Explained

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New things, if you are a prey animal, usually mean a swift death. Horses are like deer.
They see something unexpected, they freeze for a second, and then they book it on out of there. They don't like to leave the herd. They have no interest in breakfast cocktails. If you try to take your horse to a new brunch place, you need to convince them that a) you've been there before, b) there are no cave trolls at the brunch place, c) there will be other horses at the brunch place, and d) you will be a royal pain in their ass until they quit dicking around and agree to go to the brunch place. -- The Hairpin

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 27, 2012 9:47 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Oh, I love the description of predator vs. prey behavior there. As far as humans go, I know that the teeth, the lack of extra stomachs, and the fact that humans don't eat their own feces all indicate a non-herbivore; behavioral matters have never occurred to me, though. Now they will, next time it's necessary to point out to a vegetarian that eating that way really isn't best for the human body.

Posted by: Julie at April 28, 2012 2:07 PM