Where bad choices make good stories
If you've never dealt with or seen a pair of Belgians work, it's truly an astounding sight. Huge horses.
When I was in Veterinary School we had a Belgian 'pasture mascot' who was the NICEST horse I've ever dealt with...unless you showed up at the fence without an apple or carrot or sugar, etc. Then he'd bite the shit out of you. But yes, huge horses.
I know that the links don't work when I post them here but I'm hoping that you can follow this one, it is the kind of thing that you seem to like. https://www.fahrenheit211.net/2021/10/24/an-everyday-hero/#comment-228298
I don't know, man - a cop's a hero for stopping somebody from walking around with a knife in a populated area?You'd shit if you saw how I walked around in populated areas - a switchblade, a multi-tool with several blades, a clinch-pick knife, and a fully loaded 45 ACP with spare magazines.
You carry your knife in your hand with the blade out while walking into a store?
Nope, but in plain sight at times.
It becomes someone else's business when you unsheath it and threaten someone - until then, it's sheathed; mind your own business.CC
In this case it looked as though he was definitely walking in there with bad intent. I'm pretty sure that the security guard saved someone from getting stabbed.
Those horses are well taken care of.They were really antsy to work, dancing around eager to go, but held back until they were hooked up to the truck.Tim in AK
Liked how the horses squatted their haunches to build up that lunge power.Nemo
I've known a couple of the guys and gals who care for and work with the Budweiser Clydesdale. They absolutely love their job! Its like gone to heaven type of job. Those horses are smart and affectionate. The horses very much like being challenged. When not working before the public they 'perform' their feats of strength, the love it.
I'm going to have to revisit the definition of horsepower. I must have missed something.
I'm impressed they had the wisdom to use tires as shock absorbers. And not to tow by pulling on the front bumper.This video also reminds me of that Viagra commercial from 2011 that still to this day makes me guffaw at its symbolism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I4xBCq_cpw
I have 28 HP 4 wheel drive tractor that I’m pretty sure couldn’t do that.
Hey CP, you forgot your /s switch, either that or you are a liberal pussy. DT
This past summer a local fair had a couple of Clydesdales. The only thing I found more amazing than their size was how DOCILE they are, if you came over by the fence they'd trot over and let you pet them. Then I realized it made sense, if you have a work animal that size it has to be bred to WANT to do what you tell it, because you're sure as Hell not going to MAKE it do anything it doesn't want to.Mark D
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