Friday, January 22, 2010

Ghost Horse

Had a mixed ride; the first half was frustrating because the horse was reluctant to move and when she did it was in skittish, unpredictable ways - almost as though she was scared. I've noticed that before when riding in that field, the horses really don't want to go beyond a certain point, either at night or during the day.

I'd put that down to predators, coyotes perhaps, but maybe not. Rumour has it that spectral horses have been seen in the pasture, ghost horses, several times. Strange; whatever the case, once we'd moved to a different field the spooked behaviour stopped and I had a good gallop about - great fun and decent exercise too, which is no bad thing.

And, not that I'm skeptical, but why would a horse, or any animal, haunt the earth after they'd died? I'm inclined to think it's something to do with time, but what do I know, being a simple shooting parson? Regardless, there's quite a literature on the subject.

Didn't get any rabbits today - they sensibly hid themselves - but did shoot the center out of a target with the carbine. Nicely accurate bit of kit, the new AR. Looking forward to higher calibers on the same platform.

God bless,



Snarky Basterd said...

I soooo want to live where you do, away from the crap and detritus of city and suburban life. I'd even take a few ghost horses.

LSP said...

Snarky - I really thank providence that I've ended up in the country and Texas. I miss London though, but that's a different story.

Not sure what to make of the ghost horses; they seem to crop up from time to time...

darlin said...

Well this is extremely interesting LSP, something is definitely there which is unexplainable and I suppose that ghost horses are as good of a guess as any.

It is unfortunate that you did not get to shoot your supper tonight, another day.

God Bless and keep you well.

murphyfish said...

Always nice not to be able to explain or know all about everything, some mystery is always welcome.

LSP said...

Hi Darlin - another day it is!

Alright there Murphyfish - mystery it is, but that's horses for you...