Drinks Like a Horse
I know we all have some amazing pet stories. Every pet does something special. Of all the animals I’ve had one of my most memorable was a horse I once owned that loved to drink beer. She would pick up a bottle in her lips and tilt her head back and drink the entire contents in seconds.
Horses have a keen sense of smell. If you are hiding an apple or a carrot in your pocket they will know about it long before you get close to them. Also they are quicker than a Gypsy pickpocket in Paris to rob you of the said carrot or apple.
I always warned people never to approach her with an open beer. I remember we were around the camp fire out behind the house one evening. I just fed the horses which usually keeps them occupied for a while. When I sat down and opened a bottle of beer she ran out of her stall and looked at us over the fence until I let her finish off the bottle I was drinking.
I once let a neighbor ride her with a group once. They took some beers with them for their lunch break. My horse had to finish everyone’s beer. My neighbor brought her back saying, “Sorry we got your horse drunk, Guy.”
Fortunately that horse now belongs to a twelve year old girl that doesn’t get her drunk, but I’m sure it would only take the crack of a bottle cap coming off to make that horse fall from the wagon.